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NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis: Graphics  

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Temperature Analysis Graphs NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis: Graphics Time Series Graphs of Global, Hemispheric, and Zonal Temperature Anomalies Graphics...

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NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis  

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NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis DOI: 10.3334/CDIAC/cli.001 Graphics Graphics data Data Contributors Hansen, J.E.,1 R. Ruedy,2 M. Sato,3 and K. Lo2 1National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2SGT, Inc., 3Columbia University, Center for Climate Systems Research, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 USA Period of Record 1880-2012 (Anomalies are relative to the 1951-80 base period means.) Methods The NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) analysis provides a measure of the changing global surface temperature with monthly resolution for the period since 1880, when a reasonably global distribution of meteorological stations was established. The input data Hansen et al. use for the analysis, collected by many national meteorological services around the

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Analysis of the GISS GCM Response to a Subtropical Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Using a Linear Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The GISS general circulation model (GCM) is used to investigate the influence of a positive sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly in the subtropical North Pacific on the Northern Hemisphere wintertime circulation. As the set of model data is ...

Claude Frankignoul; Antoine Molin

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land Surface Model Development for the GISS GCM: Effects of Improved Canopy Physiology on Simulated Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new physiology-based model of canopy stomatal conductance and photosynthesis is described and included in the latest version of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) GCM, ModelE1. The submodel includes responses to atmospheric humidity ...

Andrew D. Friend; Nancy Y. Kiang

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of GCM-simulated and Observed Mean January and July Surface Air Temperature  

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January and July surface air temperature fields simulated by the GFDI, OSU, GISS, and UKMO general circulation models (GCMS) are compared to the global surface air temperature climatology compiled by Legates and Willmott. Legates and Willmott's ...

Cort J. Willmott; David R. Legates

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDIAC Temperature Data Sets  

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Temperature CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Temperature Data Global Data Sets Data Set Name Investigators Data TypeFormat Period of Record NASA GISS Surface Temperature...

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The Influence of Ocean Surface Temperature Gradient and Continentality on the Walker Circulation. Part I: Prescribed Tropical Changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coarse-mesh, global climate model developed at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has been used to assess the influence of ocean surface temperature (OST) gradient and continentality on the Walker circulation. The basic model ...

Robert M. Chervin; Leonard M. Druyan

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Response to CO2 Transient Increase in the GISS Coupled Model:Regional Coolings in a Warming Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The GISS coupled atmosphere–ocean model is used to investigate the effect of increased atmospheric CO2 by comparing a compounded 1% CO2 increase experiment with a control simulation. After 70 yr of integration, the global surface air temperature ...

Gary L. Russell; David Rind

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climates in the GISS General Circulation Model: Surface Air Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the more viable research techniques into global climate change for the purpose of understanding the consequent environmental impacts is based on the use of general circulation models (GCMs). However, GCMs are currently unable to reliably ...

Bruce Hewitson

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complete Urban Surface Temperatures  

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An observation program using ground and airborne thermal infrared radiometers is used to estimate the surface temperature of urban areas, taking into account the total active surface area. The authors call this the complete urban surface ...

J. A. Voogt; T. R. Oke

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Temperature of IGUs  

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117 117 Surface Temperatures of Insulated Glazing Units: Infrared Thermography Laboratory Measurements Brent T. Griffith, Daniel Türler, and Dariush Arasteh Building Technologies Program Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 USA Fax: 510-486-6046, email: D_Arasteh@lbl.gov Abstract Data are presented for the distribution of surface temperatures on the warm-side surface of seven different insulated glazing units. Surface temperatures are measured using infrared thermography and an external referencing technique. This technique allows detailed mapping of surface temperatures that is non-intrusive. The glazings were placed between warm and cold environmental chambers that were operated at conditions

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Multivariate Statistical Analysis of a Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Experiment with the GISS General Circulation Model I  

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The multivariate statistical analysis of sensitivity experiments with atmospheric GCMs is difficult because the sample size is always much smaller than the dimensionality of the GCM fields. Thus, Hasselmann has suggested using a hypothesis ...

Gerhard Hannoschöck; Claude Frabkignoul

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Measurement - Soil surface temperature  

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surface temperature surface temperature ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Soil surface temperature The temperature of the soil measured near the surface. Categories Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AMC : Ameriflux Measurement Component CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems SOIL : Soil Measurement from the SGP SWATS : Soil Water and Temperature System MET : Surface Meteorological Instrumentation

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ARM - Measurement - Sea surface temperature  

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govMeasurementsSea surface temperature govMeasurementsSea surface temperature ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Sea surface temperature The temperature of sea water near the surface. Categories Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. External Instruments ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data Field Campaign Instruments ECMWF : European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Model Data MIRAI : JAMSTEC Research Vessel Mirai

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Surface temperature | OpenEI  

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Surface temperature Surface temperature Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows the difference between the yearly central England temperature for years 1772 through 2009 and the 1961 - 1990 baseline (1961 - 1990 Central England average after smoothing). It also shows the difference between average global temperature and 1961 - 1990 average after smoothing. The original source of the data is the Met Office. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change Surface temperature UK weather Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Surface Temps, 1772 - 1990 (xls, 1.3 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review

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ARM - Measurement - Surface skin temperature  

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skin temperature skin temperature ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Surface skin temperature The radiative surface skin temperature, from an IR thermometer measuring the narrowband radiating temperature of the ground surface in its field of view. Categories Radiometric, Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments IRT : Infrared Thermometer MFRIRT : Multifilter Radiometer and Infrared Thermometer External Instruments

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Method for measuring surface temperature  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to a method for measuring a surface temperature using is a fluorescent temperature sensor or optical thermometer. The sensor includes a solution of 1,3-bis(1-pyrenyl)propane within a 1-butyl-1-1-methyl pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ionic liquid solvent. The 1,3-bis(1-pyrenyl)propane remains unassociated when in the ground state while in solution. When subjected to UV light, an excited state is produced that exists in equilibrium with an excimer. The position of the equilibrium between the two excited states is temperature dependent.

Baker, Gary A. (Los Alamos, NM); Baker, Sheila N. (Los Alamos, NM); McCleskey, T. Mark (Los Alamos, NM)

2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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New Gravity Wave Treatments for GISS Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous versions of GISS climate models have either used formulations of Rayleigh drag to represent unresolved gravity wave interactions with the model-resolved flow or have included a rather complicated treatment of unresolved gravity waves that,...

Marvin A. Geller; Tiehan Zhou; Reto Ruedy; Igor Aleinov; Larissa Nazarenko; Nikolai L. Tausnev; Shan Sun; Maxwell Kelley; Ye Cheng

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Gravity Wave Treatments for GISS Climate Models  

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Previous versions of GISS climate models have either used formulations of Rayleigh drag to represent unresolved gravity wave interactions with the model-resolved flow or have included a rather complicated treatment of ...

Geller, Marvin A.

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Studies of African Wave Disturbances with the GISS GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulations made with the general circulation model of the NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS GCM) run at 4° latitude by 5° longitude horizontal resolution are analyzed to determine the model's representation of African wave ...

Leonard M. Druyan; Timothy M. Hall

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extreme Maximum Land Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are numerous reports in the literature of observations of land surface temperatures. Some of these, almost all made in situ, reveal maximum values in the 50°–70°C range, with a few, made in desert regions, near 80°C. Consideration of a ...

J. R. Garratt

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Sea Surface Temperature Climatologies  

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Six global and two regional Pacific monthly sea surface temperature climatologies were compared. The climatologies were based on either surface marine observations or oceanographic cast (surface plus subsurface temperatures) observations. ...

Richard W. Reynolds

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Specification of Wintertime North American Surface Temperature  

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The extent to which wintertime North American surface temperature can be specified based on simultaneous sea surface temperature (SST) is quantified for the period 1982–98. The term specification indicates that the predictor and predictands are ...

Timothy DelSole; J. Shukla

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Tropical Tropospheric Temperature to Sea Surface Temperature Forcing  

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During El Niño, there are substantial tropospheric temperature anomalies across the entire tropical belt associated with the warming of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central and eastern Pacific. The quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation ...

Hui Su; J. David Neelin; Joyce E. Meyerson

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Temperature Observations from AVHRR in FIFE  

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Observations of the surface radiometric temperature by the AVHRR sensor on board the NOAA-9 satellite during the First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment conducted in central Kansas during 1987 are ...

T. J. Schmugge; G. M. Schmidt

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of aerosolcloud interaction in the GISS ModelE using...  

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NASA GISS ModelE global climate model in reproducing observed interactions between aerosols and clouds. Included in the evaluation are comparisons of basic meteorology and...

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The Russian Surface Temperature Data Set  

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A Russian group, under the initial leadership of M. I. Budyko, has produced the first comprehensive analysis of monthly average surface temperature (January 1891 through May 1980) for the Northern Hemisphere on a 5°×10° latitude-longitude grid. ...

Alan Robock

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assimilation of Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Retrievals  

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The Workshop on Assimilation of Satellite Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) Retrievals was held on 24–26 April 2001 in Camp Springs, Mary-land, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Center. The purpose of the workshop ...

Andrew Harris; Eileen Maturi

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lag Relationships Involving Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures  

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A long historical record (100 years) of monthly sea surface temperature anomalies from the Comprehensive Ocean–Atmosphere Data Set was used to examined the lag relationships between different locations in the global Tropics. Application of ...

John R. Lanzante

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring Global Monthly Mean Surface Temperatures  

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An assessment is made of how well the monthly mean surface temperatures for the decade of the 1980s are known. The sources of noise in the data, the numbers of observations, and the spatial coverage are appraised for comparison with the climate ...

Kevin E. Trenberth; John R. Christy; James W. Hurrell

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Interannual Variations in Sea Surface Temperature and Land Surface Vegetation, Air Temperature, and Precipitation  

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Anomalies in global vegetation greenness, SST, land surface air temperature, and precipitation exhibit linked, low-frequency interannual variations. These interannual variations were detected and analyzed for 1982–90 with a multivariate spectral ...

Sietse O. Los; G. James Collatz; Lahouari Bounoua; Piers J. Sellers; Compton J. Tucker

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating Scenarios of Local Surface Temperature Using Time Series Methods  

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A method for creating scenarios of time series of monthly mean surface temperature at a specific site is developed. It is postulated that surface temperature can be specified as a linear combination of regional and local temperature components, ...

Robert S. Chen; Peter J. Robinson

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloud Simulations in Response to Turbulence Parameterizations in the GISS Model E GCM  

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The response of cloud simulations to turbulence parameterizations is studied systematically using the GISS general circulation model (GCM) E2 employed in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Without ...

Mao-Sung Yao; Ye Cheng

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Temperature Humidity Reference System Handbook - November 2005  

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The Surface Temperature and Humidity Reference (SURTHREF) system is intended to provide accurate reference values of ambient temperature and relative humidity for comparison with radiosonde prelaunch values.

MT Ritsche

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Daily Microwave-Derived Surface Temperature over Canada/Alaska  

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The land surface temperature variation over northern high latitudes in response to the increase in greenhouse gases is challenging because of the lack of meteorological stations. A new method to derive the surface temperature from satellite ...

A. Mialon; A. Royer; M. Fily; G. Picard

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Surface Sublayer on Surface Skin Temperature and Fluxes  

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The surface sublayer is the layer of air adjacent to the surface where the transfer of momentum and heat by molecular motion becomes important. Equations are derived to incorporate this surface sublayer (or the variable ratio of the roughness ...

Xubin Zeng; Robert E. Dickinson

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single- and Dual-Source Modeling of Surface Energy Fluxes with Radiometric Surface Temperature  

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Single- and dual-source models of the surface energy transfer across the soil-vegetation-atmosphere interface were used in conjunction with remotely sensed surface temperature for computing the surface energy balance over heterogeneous surfaces. ...

W. P. Kustas; K. S. Humes; J. M. Norman; M. S. Moran

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influences of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients and Surface Roughness Changes on the Motion of Surface Oil: A Simple Idealized Study  

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The authors' modeling shows that changes in sea surface temperature (SST) gradients and surface roughness between oil-free water and oil slicks influence the motion of the slick. Physically significant changes occur in surface wind speed, surface ...

Yangxing Zheng; Mark A. Bourassa; Paul Hughes

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of Temperature Fluctuations in Breaking Surface Waves  

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Measurements of temperature fluctuations and air entrainment within the upper 1 m of the surface caused by breaking surface waves have been acquired with a novel surface-following sensor array. Brief temperature fluctuations of order 20 mK–100 mK ...

David M. Farmer; Johannes R. Gemmrich

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Subsurface Temperature Variability on Surface Air Temperature Variability: An AGCM Study  

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Anomalous atmospheric conditions can lead to surface temperature anomalies, which in turn can lead to temperature anomalies in the subsurface soil. The subsurface soil temperature (and the associated ground heat content) has significant memory—...

Sarith P. P. Mahanama; Randal D. Koster; Rolf H. Reichle; Max J. Suarez

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics of U.S. Surface Temperature Response to ENSO  

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To elucidate physical processes responsible for the response of U.S. surface temperatures to El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the surface energy balance is diagnosed from observations, with emphasis on the role of clouds, water vapor, and land ...

Tao Zhang; Martin P. Hoerling; Judith Perlwitz; De-Zheng Sun; Donald Murray

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward an Operational Land Surface Temperature Algorithm for GOES  

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For most land surface temperature (LST) regression algorithms, a set of optimized coefficients is determined by manual separation of the different sub-divisions of atmospheric and surface conditions. In this study, we introduce a machine learning ...

Donglian Sun; Yunyue Yu; Li Fang; Yuling Liu

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Joint Variability of Global Runoff and Global Sea Surface Temperatures  

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Global land surface runoff and sea surface temperatures (SST) are analyzed to identify the primary modes of variability of these hydroclimatic data for the period 1905–2002. A monthly water-balance model first is used with global monthly ...

Gregory J. McCabe; David M. Wolock

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward an Operational Land Surface Temperature Algorithm for GOES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For most land surface temperature (LST) regression algorithms, a set of optimized coefficients is determined by manual separation of the different subdivisions of atmospheric and surface conditions. In this study, a machine-learning technique, the ...

Donglian Sun; Yunyue Yu; Li Fang; Yuling Liu

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Vertical Thermal Structure from Sea Surface Temperature  

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A recently developed parametric model by P. C. Chu et al. is used in this paper for determining subsurface thermal structure from satellite sea surface temperature observations. Based on a layered structure of temperature fields (mixed layer, ...

Peter C. Chu; Chenwu Fan; W. Timothy Liu

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Projected Changes in the Seasonal Cycle of Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When forced with increasing greenhouse gases, global climate models project a delay in the phase and a reduction in the amplitude of the seasonal cycle of surface temperature, expressed as later minimum and maximum annual temperatures and greater ...

John G. Dwyer; Michela Biasutti; Adam H. Sobel

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hull-Mounted Sea Surface Temperatures from Ships of Opportunity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design and deployment of an inexpensive hull temperature sensor and data logger system was undertaken for the purpose of improving the measurement of sea surface temperature (SST) by ship-of-opportunity merchant vessels. The resulting hull ...

W. J. Emery; K. Cherkauer; B. Shannon; R. W. Reynolds

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Term Trends in Surface Temperature over the Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A limited comparison over the Northern Hemisphere oceans has been made between sea surface temperatures obtained from “Marine lkcks,” air temperatures over the ocean obtained from the same decks, and the historical file of hydrographic data. The ...

T. P. Barnett

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Coso Geothermal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

of Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Coso Geothermal Field Using Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference...

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Covariability of Surface Wind and Stress Responses to Sea Surface Temperature Fronts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The responses of surface wind and wind stress to spatial variations of sea surface temperature (SST) are investigated using satellite observations of the surface wind from the Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) and SST from the Advanced Microwave ...

Larry W. O’Neill; Dudley B. Chelton; Steven K. Esbensen

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Surface/Vegetation Parameterization Using Satellite Measurements of Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper compares surface sensible heat flux and soil moisture values derived by inverting two boundary layers models with a surface/vegetation formulation, using surface temperature measurements made from NOAA-7 satellite (the AVHRR) with ...

O. Taconet; T. Carlson; R. Bernard; D. Vidal-Madjar

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Surface Turbulent Fluxes through Assimilation of Radiometric Surface Temperature Sequences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model of land surface energy balance is used as a constraint on the estimation of factors characterizing land surface influences on evaporation and turbulent heat transfer from sequences of radiometric surface temperature measurements. The ...

Francesca Caparrini; Fabio Castelli; Dara Entekhabi

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The GISS Global Climate-Middle Atmosphere Model. Part I: Model Structure and Climatology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The GISS global climate model (Hansen et al.) has been extended to include the middle atmosphere up to an altitude of approximately 85 km. The model has the full array of processes used for climate research, i.e., numerical solutions of the ...

D. Rind; R. Suozzo; N. K. Balachandran; A. Lacis; G. Russell

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate response to projected changes in short-lived species under an A1B scenario from 2000-2050 in the GISS climate model  

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We investigate the climate forcing from and response to projected changes in short-lived species and methane under the A1B scenario from 2000-2050 in the GISS climate model. We present a meta-analysis of new simulations of the full evolution of gas and aerosol species and other existing experiments with variations of the same model. The comparison highlights the importance of several physical processes in determining radiative forcing, especially the effect of climate change on stratosphere-troposphere exchange, heterogeneous sulfate-nitrate-dust chemistry, and changes in methane oxidation and natural emissions. However, the impact of these fairly uncertain physical effects is substantially less than the difference between alternative emission scenarios for all short-lived species. The net global mean annual average direct radiative forcing from the short-lived species is .02 W/m{sup 2} or less in our projections, as substantial positive ozone forcing is largely offset by negative aerosol direct forcing. Since aerosol reductions also lead to a reduced indirect effect, the global mean surface temperature warms by {approx}0.07 C by 2030 and {approx}0.13 C by 2050, adding 19% and 17%, respectively, to the warming induced by long-lived greenhouse gases. Regional direct forcings are large, up to 3.8 W/m{sup 2}. The ensemble-mean climate response shows little regional correlation with the spatial pattern of the forcing, however, suggesting that oceanic and atmospheric mixing generally overwhelms the effect of even large localized forcings. Exceptions are the polar regions, where ozone and aerosols may induce substantial seasonal climate changes.

Menon, Surabi; Shindell, Drew T.; Faluvegi, Greg; Bauer, Susanne E.; Koch, Dorothy M.; Unger, Nadine; Menon, Surabi; Miller, Ron L.; Schmidt, Gavin A.; Streets, David G.

2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Instability of Shielded Surface Temperature Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The stability characteristics of the surface quasigeostrophic shielded Rankine vortex are found using a linearized contour dynamics model. Both the normal modes and nonmodal evolution of the system are analyzed and the results are compared with ...

Benjamin J. Harvey; Maarten H. P. Ambaum; Xavier J. Carton

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct evaluation of transient surface temperatures and heat fluxes  

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Evaluations of transient surface temperatures resulting from the absorption of radiation are required in laser fusion reactor systems studies. A general method for the direct evaluation of transient surface temperatures and heat fluxes on the boundaries of bounded media is developed by constructing fundamental solutions of the scalar Helmholtz equation and performing certain elementary integrations. (auth)

Axford, R.A.

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Annual Temperature Anomalies from Land and Ocean Observations...  

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Temperature Anomalies from Land and Ocean Observations, 1880-2012 image data Data Graphics Graphics Reference Hansen, J.E., R. Ruedy, M. Sato, and K. Lo. 2013. NASA GISS...

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Temperature-responsive surface-functionalized polyethylene films  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PE-PEG-Pyrene cooligomers were used to functionalize the surface of polyethylene films via an entrapment process. The resultant films yield a temperature responsive surface-solvent interface when immersed in water. The responsiveness of these films was characterized by fluorescence spectroscopy using pyrene as the fluorophore. Changes in the emission profile of pyrene (11/13) versus temperature displayed an interface micropolarity which was lower at high temperature and higher at low temperature. This suggests a surface-solvent interface in which the PEG oligomers are solvated and extended at low temperatures and collapsed at high temperatures. Repeated heating and cooling cycles (5'C-4 65'C-4 5'C) upon the same sample produced a semi-reversible behavior.

Ponder, Bill C.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Coso Geothermal Field  

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Detection of Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Coso Geothermal Field Detection of Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Coso Geothermal Field Using Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Detection of Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Coso Geothermal Field Using Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: We use thermal infrared (TIR) data from the spaceborne ASTER instrument to detect surface temperature anomalies in the Coso geothermal field in eastern California. The identification of such anomalies in a known geothermal area serves as an incentive to apply similar markers and techniques to areas of unknown geothermal potential. We carried out field measurements concurrently with the collection of ASTER images. The field

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Surface Temperature Variations in East Africa and Possible Causes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface temperatures have been observed in East Africa for more than 100 yr, but heretofore have not been subject to a rigorous climate analysis. To pursue this goal monthly averages of maximum (TMax), minimum (TMin), and mean (TMean) ...

John R. Christy; William B. Norris; Richard T. McNider

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the AATSR Meteo Product Sea Surface Temperature  

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The Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Meteo product, a fast-delivery level-2 product at 10 arc min spatial resolution, has been available from the European Space Agency (ESA) since 19 August 2002. ...

A. G. O'Carroll; J. G. Watts; L. A. Horrocks; R. W. Saunders; N. A. Rayner

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sea Surface Temperature–Precipitation Relationship in Different Reanalyses  

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The focus of this investigation is how the relationship at intraseasonal time scales between sea surface temperature and precipitation (SST–P) varies among different reanalyses. The motivation for this work was spurred by a recent report that ...

Arun Kumar; Li Zhang; Wanqiu Wang

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Relationship between Tropical Convection and Sea Surface Temperature  

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Tropical observations show convective activity increasing sharply above sea surface temperatures (SSTs) of around 26°C and then decreasing as the SST exceeds 30°C, with maximum observed SSTs of around 32°C.Although some aspects of this ...

Adrian M. Tompkins

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Warming Pattern Formation: Sea Surface Temperature and Rainfall  

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Spatial variations in sea surface temperature (SST) and rainfall changes over the tropics are investigated based on ensemble simulations for the first half of the twenty-first century under the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission scenario A1B with ...

Shang-Ping Xie; Clara Deser; Gabriel A. Vecchi; Jian Ma; Haiyan Teng; Andrew T. Wittenberg

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Six Operational Sea Surface Temperature Analyses  

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This study results from recommendations made by a 1984 WMO Expert Committee on Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction Relevant to Long-Range Forecasting. The committee suggested that comparisons be carried out between monthly sea surface temperature (SST) ...

C. K. Folland; R. W. Reynolds; M. Gordon; D. E. Parker

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Satellite Observations of Sea Surface Temperature Around the British Isles  

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TIROS-N Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery has been used to study the temperature structure of the sea surface around the British Isles. We have combined the satellite imagery from both TIROS-N. METEOSAT, and conventional ...

R. W. Saunders; N. R. Ward; C. F. England; G. E. Hunt

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Surface Temperature, Greenhouse Gases, and Aerosols: Models and Observations  

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The effect of changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and sulphate aerosols on near-surface temperature is investigated using a version of the Hadley Centre atmospheric model coupled to a mixed layer ocean. The scattering of sunlight ...

J. F. B. Mitchell; R. A. Davis; W. J. Ingram; C. A. Senior

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accurate Airborne Surface Temperature Measurements with Chopper-stabilized Radiometers  

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The accuracy of chopper-stabilized radiometers for the meteorological measurement of surface temperatures was investigated during a series of airborne trails, including tests at high altitude using a pressurized aircraft. The significant finding ...

Dieter Lorenz

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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El Niño and Tropical Pacific Ocean Surface Temperatures  

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The spatial and temporal character of El Niño is explored with analyses of tropical Pacific Ocean surface temperatures for the period 1957–76. The data are derived from approximately 5×106 marine weather reports. Maps are illustrated which ...

Bryan C. Weare

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Temperature Gradients as Diagnostic Indicators of Midlatitude Circulation Dynamics  

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Zonal and meridional surface temperature gradients are considered to be determinants of large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns. However, there has been limited investigation of these gradients as diagnostic aids. Here, the twentieth-century ...

Christina Karamperidou; Francesco Cioffi; Upmanu Lall

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NOAA's Sea Surface Temperature Products From Operational Geostationary Satellites  

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NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) has generated sea surface temperature (SST) products from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-East (E) and GOES-West (W) on an operational basis ...

Eileen Maturi; Andy Harris; Jon Mittaz; Chris Merchant; Bob Potash; Wen Meng; John Sapper

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Tropical Sea Surface Temperature Forcing of North American Drought  

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The optimal anomalous sea surface temperature (SST) pattern for forcing North American drought is identified through atmospheric general circulation model integrations in which the response of the Palmer drought severity index (PDSI) is ...

Sang-Ik Shin; Prashant D. Sardeshmukh; Robert S. Webb

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Air Temperature Variability: 1840–2007  

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Meteorological station records and regional climate model output are combined to develop a continuous 168-yr (1840–2007) spatial reconstruction of monthly, seasonal, and annual mean Greenland ice sheet near-surface air temperatures. Independent ...

Jason E. Box; Lei Yang; David H. Bromwich; Le-Sheng Bai

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms Determining the Atmospheric Response to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

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A simple model is used to study the mechanisms which control the local and remote (teleconnection) response of the atmosphere to the thermal forcing resulting from sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies located at various latitudes. The model ...

Peter J. Webster

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Temperature: Workshop Comparisons  

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A series of three workshops was held between January 1983 and February 1984 to assess the current status of global sea surface temperature (SST) measurement from space. Workshop participants included sensor scientists, radiative transfer ...

Eni G. Njoku

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing for Deterministic Trends in Global Sea Surface Temperature  

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Long-term variability in global sea surface temperature (SST) is often quantified by the slope from a linear regression fit. Attention is then focused on assessing the statistical significance of the derived slope parameter, but the adequacy of ...

Susana M. Barbosa

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Southern Oscillation and Indonesian Sea Surface Temperature  

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The relationship of the Southern Oscillation and El Niño phenomena to sea surface temperature anomalies in the Indonesian region is investigated. The three are closely related and the relationship has a strong annual cycle. The Indonesian sea ...

N. Nicholls

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian Cloud Mask for Sea Surface Temperature Retrieval  

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Bayesian methods are used to develop a cloud mask classification algorithm for use in an operational sea surface temperature (SST) retrieval processing system for Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) local area coverage (LAC) ...

Michael J. Uddstrom; Warren R. Gray; Richard Murphy; Niles A. Oien; Talbot Murray

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid-State Radiometer Measurements of Sea Surface Skin Temperature  

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Satellite sea surface skin temperature (SSST) maps are readily available from precisely calibrated radiometer systems such as the ERS along-track scanning radiometer and, in the near future, from the moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer. ...

C. J. Donlon; S. J. Keogh; D. J. Baldwin; I. S. Robinson; I. Ridley; T. Sheasby; I. J. Barton; E. F. Bradley; T. J. Nightingale; W. Emery

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Coupled Soil Moisture and Surface Temperature Prediction Model  

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A model for soil moisture and soil surface temperature prediction for bare soil is considered in this paper. In describing evaporation rate. soil structure and moisture were taken into account as much as possible. Soil moisture prediction was ...

F. Ács; D. T. Mihailovi?; B. Rajkovi?

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERM Simulations of Window Indoor Surface Temperatures for Predicting Condensation  

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As part of a ''round robin'' project, the performance of two wood windows and a Calibrated Transfer Standard was modeled using the THERM heat-transfer simulation program. The resulting interior surface temperatures can be used as input to condensation resistance rating procedures. The Radiation and Condensation Index features within THERM were used to refine the accuracy of simulation results. Differences in surface temperatures between the ''Basic'' calculations and those incorporating the Radiation and/or Condensation Index features are demonstrated and explained.

Kohler, Christian; Arasteh, Dariush; Mitchell, Robin

2001-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate simulations for 1880-2003 with GISS modelE  

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Climate simulations for 1880-2003 with GISS modelE Climate simulations for 1880-2003 with GISS modelE Title Climate simulations for 1880-2003 with GISS modelE Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2007 Authors Hansen, James E., Makiko Sato, Reto Ruedy, Pushker A. Kharecha, Andrew A. Lacis, Ronald L. Miller, Larissa Nazarenko, Kwok-Wai Ken Lo, Gavin A. Schmidt, Gary L. Russell, Igor D. Aleinov, Susanne E. Bauer, Ellen Baum, Brain Cairns, Vittorio M. Canuto, Mark Chandler, Ye Cheng, Armond Cohen, Anthony Del Genio, Gregory S. Faluvegi, Eric L. Fleming, Andrew D. Friend, Timothy M. Hall, Charles H. Jackman, Jeffrey Jonas, Maxwell Kelley, Nancy Y. Kiang, Dorothy M. Koch, Gordon J. Labow, J. Lerner, Surabi Menon, Tihomir Novakov, Valdar Oinas, Jan Perlwitz, Judith Perlwitz, David H. Rind, Anastasia Romanou, Robert B. Schmunk, Drew T. Shindell, Peter H. Stone, S. Sun, David G. Streets, Nicholas Tausnev, D. Thresher, Nadine Unger, Mao-Sung Yao, and S. Zhang

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Mesoscale Surface Pressure and Temperature Features Associated with Bow Echoes  

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This study examines observed mesoscale surface pressure, temperature, and wind features of bow echoes. Bow-echo events in the area of the Oklahoma Mesonet are selected for study to take advantage of high-resolution surface data. Thirty-six cases ...

Rebecca D. Adams-Selin; Richard H. Johnson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Title Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Campra, Pablo, and Dev Millstein Journal Environmental Science & Technology Volume 47 Issue 21 Pagination 12284 - 12290 Date Published 11/2013 ISSN 0013-936X Keywords buildings, Heat Island Group Abstract A long-term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world, at the Province of Almeria, SE Spain, associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area. The availability of reliable long-term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate. Using the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) mesoscale model, we have run a sensitivity experiment to simulate the impact of the observed surface albedo change on monthly and annual surface air temperatures. The model output showed a mean annual cooling of 0.25 °C associated with a 0.09 albedo increase, and a reduction of 22.8 W m-2 of net incoming solar radiation at surface. Mean reduction of summer daily maximum temperatures was 0.49 °C, with the largest single-day decrease equal to 1.3 °C. WRF output was evaluated and compared with observations. A mean annual warm bias (MBE) of 0.42 °C was estimated. High correlation coefficients (R2 > 0.9) were found between modeled and observed values. This study has particular interest in the assessment of the potential for urban temperature cooling by cool roofs deployment projects, as well as in the evaluation of mesoscale climatic models performance.

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Catherine Naud (Columbia Univ.) and Anthony Del Genio (GISS)...  

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Madison), Zhien Wang (Univ. Wyoming, Laramie) Chaomei Lo and Jennifer Comstock (PNNL) 5. Ice fraction vs temperature: similar relation at all cloud levels 2. Thermodynamic phase...

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Estimation of the Surface Heat Flux Response to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies over the Global Oceans  

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The surface heat flux response to underlying sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies (the surface heat flux feedback) is estimated using 42 yr (1956–97) of ship-derived monthly turbulent heat fluxes and 17 yr (1984–2000) of satellite-derived ...

Sungsu Park; Clara Deser; Michael A. Alexander

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-Surface Temperature Lapse Rates over Arctic Glaciers and Their Implications for Temperature Downscaling  

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Distributed glacier surface melt models are often forced using air temperature fields that are either downscaled from climate models or reanalysis, or extrapolated from station measurements. Typically, the downscaling and/or extrapolation are ...

Alex S. Gardner; Martin J. Sharp; Roy M. Koerner; Claude Labine; Sarah Boon; Shawn J. Marshall; David O. Burgess; David Lewis

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Heterogeneity Effects on Regional-Scale Fluxes in Stable Boundary Layers: Surface Temperature Transitions  

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Large-eddy simulation, with recently developed dynamic subgrid-scale models, is used to study the effect of heterogeneous surface temperature distributions on regional-scale turbulent fluxes in the stable boundary layer (SBL). Simulations are ...

Rob Stoll; Fernando Porté-Agel

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal and spatial variability of surface temperature over Texas  

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Surface temperature is one of the most fundamental aspects of the climate system, and its study has been the focus of extensive research in the field of climatology for years. Examination of its temporal and spatial fluctuations can provide scientists with information on the behavior of the atmospheric circulation. Many researchers have also been interested in the physical processes and mechanisms at work in producing the observed distribution of the surface temperature field over the globe. Various analytical methods are used in the study of temperature variability on the Earth. White and Wallace (1978) documented the annual march of surface temperature by mapping amplitudes and phases of the seasonal cycle. The latter were obtained through Fourier analysis of the data. Kim and North (1991, 1992) routinely use second-moment statistics such as variance and spatial correlation to study the fluctuations of temperature in energy balance models as compared with observations. Empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis has become a popular and convenient method for representing the variability of climatic parameters since the groundbreaking work of Lorenz (1956). The first several EOFS, or patterns of covariability in a meteorological field, can sometimes be explained in a physical sense based on their shapes. While most previous efforts have concentrated on the global or hemispheric scale, this research examines the fluctuations of surface temperature on a regional scale, namely the state of Texas. Texas is an ideal location for a study of this type due to its vast areal extent, diverse topography, and expanse across different climatic regimes. Some of the methods used in the study of temperature variability are applied to the state of Texas.

Moninski, Anthony David

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting Climate Signals in the Surface Temperature Record  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimal signal detection theory has been applied in a search through 100 yr of surface temperature data for the climate response to four specific radiative forcings. The data used comes from 36 boxes on the earth and was restricted to the ...

Gerald R. North; Mark J. Stevens

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Cloud Contamination in ATSR Averaged Sea Surface Temperature Data  

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The Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) was launched in July 1991 on the European Space Agency's first remote sensing satellite ERS-1. ATSR has the potential to measure sea surface temperature (SST) to a precision of 0.3 K, which is more than ...

Matthew S. Jones; Mark A. Saunders; Trevor H. Guymer

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Northern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851–1984  

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A new compilation of monthly mean surface air temperature for the Northern Hemisphere for 1851–1984 is presented based on land-based meteorological station data and fixed-position weather ship data. This compilation differs from others in two ...

P. D. Jones; S. C. B. Raper; R. S. Bradley; H. F. Diaz; P. M. Kellyo; T. M. L. Wigley

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Southern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851–1984  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new compilation of monthly mean surface air temperature data for the Southern Hemisphere for 1851–1984 is presented based on land-based meteorological station data. Where possible, the station data used in the analysis have been assessed for ...

P. D. Jones; S. C. B. Raper; T. M. L. Wigley

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Global Sea Surface Temperature Analyses Using Optimum Interpolation  

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The new NOAA operational global sea surface temperature (SST) analysis is described. The analyses use 7 days of in situ (ship and buoy) and satellite SST. These analyses are produced weekly and daily using optimum interpolation (OI) on a 1° grid. ...

Richard W. Reynolds; Thomas M. Smith

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Real-Time Global Sea Surface Temperature Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A global monthly sea surface temperature analysis is described which uses real-lime in situ (ship and buoy) and satellite data. The method combines the advantages of both types of data: the ground truth of in situ data and the improved coverage ...

Richard W. Reynolds

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computation of Ground Surface Conduction Heat Flux by Fourier Analysis of Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for computing the ground surface heat flux density is tested at two places in West Africa during the rainy season and during the dry season. This method is based upon the Fourier analysis of the experimental ground surface temperature. ...

Guy Cautenet; Michel Legrand; Yaya Coulibaly; Christian Boutin

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Implementation and Validation of Improved Land-Surface Hydrology in an Atmospheric General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New land-surface hydrologic parameterizations are implemented into the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) General Circulation Model (GCM). These parameterizations are: 1) runoff and evapotranspiration functions that include the ...

Kevin D. Johnson; Dara Entekhabi; Peter S. Eagleson

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface emissivity and temperature retrieval for a hyperspectral sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the growing use of hyper-spectral imagers, e.g., AVIRIS in the visible and short-wave infrared there is hope of using such instruments in the mid-wave and thermal IR (TIR) some day. The author believes that this will enable him to get around using the present temperature-emissivity separation algorithms using methods which take advantage of the many channels available in hyper-spectral imagers. A simple fact used in coming up with a novel algorithm is that a typical surface emissivity spectrum are rather smooth compared to spectral features introduced by the atmosphere. Thus, a iterative solution technique can be devised which retrieves emissivity spectra based on spectral smoothness. To make the emissivities realistic, atmospheric parameters are varied using approximations, look-up tables derived from a radiative transfer code and spectral libraries. One such iterative algorithm solves the radiative transfer equation for the radiance at the sensor for the unknown emissivity and uses the blackbody temperature computed in an atmospheric window to get a guess for the unknown surface temperature. By varying the surface temperature over a small range a series of emissivity spectra are calculated. The one with the smoothest characteristic is chosen. The algorithm was tested on synthetic data using MODTRAN and the Salisbury emissivity database.

Borel, C.C.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Temperatures of Insulated Glazing Units: Infrared Thermography Laboratory Measurements  

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Infrared Thermography Measurements of Window Thermal Test Specimen Infrared Thermography Measurements of Window Thermal Test Specimen Surface Temperatures Brent T. Griffith ASHRAE Member, Howdy Goudey, and Dariush Arasteh P.E. ASHRAE Member Building Technologies Program Environment Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California Berkeley CA 94720 USA August 2, 2001 This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs, Office of Building Systems of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. Surface Temperatures of Window Specimens: Infrared Thermography Laboratory Measurements Brent T. Griffith 1 , Howdy Goudey, and Dariush Arasteh

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NETL: Combined Pressure, Temperature Contrast, and Surface-Enhanced  

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IEP – Post-Combustion CO2 Emissions Control Combined Pressure, Temperature Contrast, and Surface-Enhanced Separation of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project No.: DE-FE0007531 Rice University is investigating CO2-capture cost-reduction opportunities by developing a novel gas absorption process. Specific project research topics include the following: Combining the absorber and stripper columns into a single, integrated unit. The use of vacuum stripping in combination with waste heatfor regeneration of carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbent. The use of a very high surface area ceramic foam gas-liquid contactor for enhanced mass transfer. Preparing surfaces of the ceramic foam gas-liquid contactor with basic and acidic functional groups to enhance mass transfer during gas absorption and stripping, respectively.

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Differing Trends in the Tropical Surface Temperatures and Precipitation over Land and Oceans  

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In the past 50 years, sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the tropical latitudes have trended toward a warmer ocean state. As a response, tropical land surface temperatures, as well as tropical tropospheric temperatures (as manifested in the ...

Arun Kumar; Fanglin Yang; Lisa Goddard; Siegfried Schubert

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

The Impact of Tropical Indian Ocean Variability on Summer Surface Air Temperature in China  

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Evidence is presented that the boreal summer surface air temperature over south China and northeast China is remotely influenced by the Indian Ocean Basin mode (IOBM) sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies. Above-normal temperature in south China ...

Kaiming Hu; Gang Huang; Ronghui Huang

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Surface Temperature Determination from an Amalgamation of GOES and TIROS-N Radiance Measurements  

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A method to depict quasi-continuous surface temperature features is presented. Half-hourly GOES window channel brightness temperature determinations are employed to monitor time changes in the surface temperature field. TIROS-N water vapor ...

J. A. Zandlo; W. L. Smith; W. P. Menzel; C. M. Hayden

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Present-Day Atmospheric Simulations Using GISS ModelE: Comparison to In Situ, Satellite, and Reanalysis Data  

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A full description of the ModelE version of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) atmospheric general circulation model (GCM) and results are presented for present-day climate simulations (ca. 1979). This version is a complete rewrite of ...

Gavin A. Schmidt; Reto Ruedy; James E. Hansen; Igor Aleinov; Nadine Bell; Mike Bauer; Susanne Bauer; Brian Cairns; Vittorio Canuto; Ye Cheng; Anthony Del Genio; Greg Faluvegi; Andrew D. Friend; Tim M. Hall; Yongyun Hu; Max Kelley; Nancy Y. Kiang; Dorothy Koch; Andy A. Lacis; Jean Lerner; Ken K. Lo; Ron L. Miller; Larissa Nazarenko; Valdar Oinas; Jan Perlwitz; Judith Perlwitz; David Rind; Anastasia Romanou; Gary L. Russell; Makiko Sato; Drew T. Shindell; Peter H. Stone; Shan Sun; Nick Tausnev; Duane Thresher; Mao-Sung Yao

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Magnificent Seven: Magnetic fields and surface temperature distributions  

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Presently seven nearby radio-quiet isolated neutron stars discovered in ROSAT data and characterized by thermal X-ray spectra are known. They exhibit very similar properties and despite intensive searches their number remained constant since 2001 which led to their name ``The Magnificent Seven''. Five of the stars exhibit pulsations in their X-ray flux with periods in the range of 3.4 s to 11.4 s. XMM-Newton observations revealed broad absorption lines in the X-ray spectra which are interpreted as cyclotron resonance absorption lines by protons or heavy ions and / or atomic transitions shifted to X-ray energies by strong magnetic fields of the order of 10^13 G. New XMM-Newton observations indicate more complex X-ray spectra with multiple absorption lines. Pulse-phase spectroscopy of the best studied pulsars RX J0720.4-3125 and RBS 1223 reveals variations in derived emission temperature and absorption line depth with pulse phase. Moreover, RX J0720.4-3125 shows long-term spectral changes which are interpreted as due to free precession of the neutron star. Modeling of the pulse profiles of RX J0720.4-3125 and RBS 1223 provides information about the surface temperature distribution of the neutron stars indicating hot polar caps which have different temperatures, different sizes and are probably not located in antipodal positions.

F. Haberl

2006-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Seasonal Prediction of North American Surface Air Temperatures Using Space–Time Principal Components  

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The statistical model proposed by Vautard et al. is applied to the seasonal prediction of surface air temperatures over North America (Canada and the United States). This model is based on sea surface temperature predictors filtered by ...

Robert Vautard; Guy Plaut; Risheng Wang; Gilbert Brunet

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward a Dynamic-Thermodynamic Assimilation of Satellite Surface Temperature in Numerical Atmospheric Models  

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An assimilation technique is described in which satellite-observed surface skin temperature tendencies are used in a model surface energy budget so that the predicted rate of temperature change in the model more closely agrees with the satellite ...

Richard T. McNider; Aaron J. Song; Daniel M. Casey; Peter J. Wetzel; William L. Crosson; Robert M. Rabin

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Multichannel Algorithms for Estimating Sea Surface Temperature with AVHRR Satellite Data  

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The familiar linear multichannel sea surface temperature algorithms (MCSST) for estimating sea surface temperature with AVHRR satellite data describe the solution in terms of a constant gamma parameter multiplied by the measured brightness ...

Charles C. Walton

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Errors of Five-Day Mean Surface Wind and Temperature Conditions due to Inadequate Sampling  

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Surface meteorological reports of wind components, wind speed, air temperature, and sea surface temperature from buoys located in equatorial and midlatitude regions are used in a simulation of random sampling to determine errors of the calculated ...

David M. Legler

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Emissivity Impact on Temperature and Moisture Soundings from Hyperspectral Infrared Radiance Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An accurate land surface emissivity (LSE) is critical for the retrieval of atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles along with land surface temperature from hyperspectral infrared (IR) sounder radiances; it is also critical to assimilating IR ...

Zhigang Yao; Jun Li; Jinlong Li; Hong Zhang

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of tropical Pacific SST anomaly on surface air temperature in China  

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The influence of the tropical Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) on the wintertime surface air temperature (SAT) in China is investigated using both the observational data and the output of coupled ocean-atmosphere numerical models during the ...

XiaoJing Jia; Hai Lin; Xia Yao

112

Influence of Forced Large-Scale Atmospheric Patterns on Surface Air Temperature in China  

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The seasonality of the influence of the tropical Pacific sea surface temperature (SST)-forced large-scale atmospheric patterns on the surface air temperature (SAT) over China is investigated for the period from 1969 to 2001. Both observations and ...

Xiaojing Jia; Hai Lin

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Scaling Analysis of the Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly in the South China Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the data of optimum interpolation sea surface temperature (OISST), the temporal correlations of the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) in the South China Sea (SCS) are studied by using the rescaled range analysis (R/S) and detrended ...

Zijun Gan; Youfang Yan; Yiquan Qi

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Documentation of Uncertainties and Biases Associated with Surface Temperature Measurement Sites for Climate Change Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this research is to determine whether poorly sited long-term surface temperature monitoring sites have been adjusted in order to provide spatially representative independent data for use in regional and global surface temperature ...

Roger Pielke Sr.; John Nielsen-Gammon; Christopher Davey; Jim Angel; Odie Bliss; Nolan Doesken; Ming Cai; Souleymane Fall; Dev Niyogi; Kevin Gallo; Robert Hale; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Xiaomao Lin; Hong Li; Sethu Raman

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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All-India Summer Monsoon Rainfall and Sea Surface Temperatures around Northern Australia and Indonesia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship between Indian summer (June–September) monsoon rainfall and sea surface temperatures around northern Australia–Indonesia has been explored using data from 1949 to 1991. Warm sea surface temperatures are generally associated with ...

Neville Nicholls

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Choice of Time Period on Global Surface Temperature Trend Estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Annual global surface temperature and global land surface temperature trends are calculated for all possible periods of the historical record between 1850 and 2009. Two-dimensional parameter diagrams show the critical influence of the choice of ...

Brant Liebmann; Randall M. Dole; Charles Jones; Ileana Bladé; Dave Allured

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Diagnosis of Solar Water Heaters Using Solar Storage Tank Surface Temperature Data: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Study of solar water heaters by using surface temperature data of solar storage tanks to diagnose proper operations.

Burch, J.; Magnuson, L.; Barker, G.; Bullwinkel, M.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Estimation of Surface Energy Balance from Radiant Surface Temperature and NOAA AVHRR Sensor Reflectances over Agricultural and Native Vegetation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model is developed to evaluate surface heat flux densities using the radiant surface temperature and red and near-infrared reflectances from the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer sensor. Net radiation is calculated from an empirical ...

Huang Xinmei; T. J. Lyons; R. C. G. Smith; J. M. Hacker; P. Schwerdtfeger

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Relative Roles of Elevated Heating and Surface Temperature Gradients in Driving Anomalous Surface Winds over Tropical Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elevated heating by cumulus convection and sea surface temperature gradients are both thought to contribute to surface winds over tropical oceans. The relative strength and role of each mechanism is examined by imposing forcing derived from data ...

John C. H. Chiang; Stephen E. Zebiak; Mark A. Cane

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Land Surface Model Development for the GISS GCM: Effects of Improved Canopy Physiology on Simulated Climate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Petersham MA 01366, USA) Received 18 February 2004; revised manuscript accepted 23 August 2004 Abstract

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The Influence of Changes in Cloud Cover on Recent Surface Temperature Trends in the Arctic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is presented to assess the influence of changes in Arctic cloud cover on the surface temperature trend, allowing for a more robust diagnosis of causes for surface warming or cooling. Seasonal trends in satellite-derived Arctic surface ...

Yinghui Liu; Jeffrey R. Key; Xuanji Wang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Air-Sea Interaction as a Propagator of Equatorial Ocean Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The westward propagation of equatorial sea surface temperature anomalies exceeds the surface drift velocity and is probably associated with propagating changes in the depth of the surface mixed layer and upper thermocline. These can be caused by ...

Eric B. Kraus; Howard P. Hanson

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Surface Air Temperature Variations in the Amazon Region and Its Borders during This Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monthly average surface air temperature records from 17 stations in the Brazilian Amazon from 1913 to 1995 were used to compute annual air temperature means. The data were converted into temperature anomalies, as the differences between annual ...

R. L. Victoria; L. A. Martinelli; J. M. Moraes; M. V. Ballester; A. V. Krusche; G. Pellegrino; R. M. B. Almeida; J. E. Richey

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Urban Influences on Surface Temperatures in the Southwestern United States during Recent Decades  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Trends of surface temperature at rapidly growing urban sites during the last three to five decades are compared to those at non-urban sites, temperatures at 70 kPa, and sea surface temperature at a coastal Pacific station. Significant urban heat ...

Daniel R. Cayan; Arthur V. Douglas

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

POST-SHOCK TEMPERATURE AND FREE SURFACE VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS OF BASALT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

POST-SHOCK TEMPERATURE AND FREE SURFACE VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS OF BASALT S. T. Stewart1 , G. B is the most common rock type on planetary surfaces. Post-shock temperature and particle velocity measurements River basalt released from a peak shock pressure of 28.9±0.2 GPa, the apparent post-shock temperature

Stewart, Sarah T.

126

Surface Temperature Patterns Associated with the Southern Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The “typical” global and large-scale regional temperature patterns associated with the low (warm) and high (cold) phases of the Southern Oscillation (SO) are investigated. A total of 12 separate regions were found to have consistent temperature ...

Michael S. Halpert; Chester F. Ropelewski

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Assimilation of Satellite-Derived Skin Temperature Observations into Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface (or “skin”) temperature (LST) lies at the heart of the surface energy balance and is a key variable in weather and climate models. In this research LST retrievals from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) are ...

Rolf H. Reichle; Sujay V. Kumar; Sarith P. P. Mahanama; Randal D. Koster; Q. Liu

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

An Empirical Benchmark for Decadal Forecasts of Global Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The suitability of a linear inverse model (LIM) as a benchmark for decadal surface temperature forecast skill is demonstrated. Constructed from the observed simultaneous and 1-yr lag covariability statistics of annually averaged sea surface ...

Matthew Newman

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Infrared Continental Surface Emissivity Spectra and Skin Temperature Retrieved from IASI Observations over the Tropics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface temperature and emissivity spectra are essential variables for improving models of the earth surface–atmosphere interaction or retrievals of atmospheric variables such as thermodynamic profiles, chemical composition, cloud and aerosol ...

Virginie Capelle; Alain Chédin; Eric Péquignot; Peter Schlüssel; Stuart M. Newman; Noelle A. Scott

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures Using Linear Inverse Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The predictability of tropical Atlantic sea surface temperature on seasonal to interannual timescales by linear inverse modeling is quantified. The authors find that predictability of Caribbean Sea and north tropical Atlantic sea surface ...

Cécile Penland; Ludmila Matrosova

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

An Evaluation of a Self-Calibrating Infrared Radiometer for Measuring Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Satellite radiometer measurements of global sea surface temperature (SST) with an accuracy of 0.3 K are required for climate change monitoring. In order to validate that this accuracy can be achieved, in situ measurements of sea surface radiance ...

J. P. Thomas; R. J. Knight; H. K. Roscoe; J. Turner; C. Symon

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Statistical Retrieval of Humidity Profiles from Precipitable Water Vapor and Surface Measurements of Humidity and Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method is presented of statistical retrieval of humidity profiles based on measurements of surface temperature ?1, surface dewpoint ?2, and integrated water vapor ?3. In this method the retrieved values of humidity depend nonlinearly on ...

Viatcheslav V. Tatarskii; Maia S. Tatarskaia; Ed R. Westwater

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Simulation of Seasonal Sea Surface Temperature Variations In the North Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

North Pacific sea surface temperature variations during the cooling season are simulated using climatological surface boat flux data in conjunction with a deepening mixed layer as determined by a convective adjustment model. Climatological ...

James R. Miller

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Surface Temperature Calculation in Atmospheric Circulation Models with Coarse Resolution of the Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parameterization of the surface nocturnal inversion of temperature is proposed to enable atmospheric circulation models to handle the surface energy budget without having to resolve the boundary layer. The scheme allows a wide range of vertical ...

Yves Delage

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Coupling between Sea Surface Temperature and Low-Level Winds in Mesoscale Numerical Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study evaluates the impacts of sea surface temperature (SST) specification and grid resolution on numerical simulations of air–sea coupling near oceanic fronts through analyses of surface winds from the European Centre for Medium-Range ...

Qingtao Song; Dudley B. Chelton; Steven K. Esbensen; Nicolai Thum; Larry W. O’Neill

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Verification of Surface Temperature Forecasts from the National Digital Forecast Database over the Western United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental gridded forecasts of surface temperature issued by National Weather Service offices in the western United States during the 2003/04 winter season (18 November 2003–29 February 2004) are evaluated relative to surface observations and ...

David T. Myrick; John D. Horel

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Urbanization Effects on Observed Surface Air Temperature Trends in North China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dataset of 282 meteorological stations including all of the ordinary and national basic/reference surface stations of north China is used to analyze the urbanization effect on surface air temperature trends. These stations are classified into ...

Guoyu Ren; Yaqing Zhou; Ziying Chu; Jiangxing Zhou; Aiying Zhang; Jun Guo; Xuefeng Liu

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Clouds, Radiation, and the Diurnal Cycle of Sea Surface Temperature in the Tropical Western Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship among clouds, surface radiation flux, and the sea surface temperature (SST) of the tropical western Pacific Ocean over the diurnal cycle is addressed in the context of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program ...

Peter J. Webster; Carol Anne Clayson; Judith A. Curry

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Improvements to NOAA’s Historical Merged Land–Ocean Surface Temperature Analysis (1880–2006)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of sea surface and land–near-surface merged temperature anomalies are used to monitor climate variations and to evaluate climate simulations; therefore, it is important to make analyses of these data as accurate as possible. Analysis ...

Thomas M. Smith; Richard W. Reynolds; Thomas C. Peterson; Jay Lawrimore

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Large Diurnal Sea Surface Temperature Variability: Satellite and In Situ Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data from a surface mooring located in the Sargasso Sea at 34°N, 70°W between May 1982 and May 1984 were compared with satellite data to investigate large diurnal sea surface temperature changes. Mooring and satellite measurements are in ...

Lothar Stramma; Peter Cornillon; Robert A. Weller; James F. Price; Melbourne G. Briscoe

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Far-Field Simulation of the Hawaiian Wake: Sea Surface Temperature and Orographic Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent satellite observations reveal far-reaching effects of the Hawaiian Islands on surface wind, cloud, ocean current, and sea surface temperature (SST) that extend leeward over an unusually long distance (>1000 km). A three-dimensional ...

Jan Hafner; Shang-Ping Xie

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Trends and Variations in South Pacific Island and Ocean Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of temperature variability and trends in the South Pacific, mainly in the twentieth century, using data from 40 island stations and optimally interpolated sea surface and night marine air temperature data is presented. The last-named ...

C. K. Folland; M. J. Salinger; N. Jiang; N. A. Rayner

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

On the Linkage between Antarctic Surface Water Stratification and Global Deep-Water Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The suggestion is advanced that the remarkably low static stability of Antarctic surface waters may arise from a feedback loop involving global deep-water temperatures. If deep-water temperatures are too warm, this promotes Antarctic convection, ...

Ralph F. Keeling; Martin Visbeck

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Global Circuit Response to Seasonal Variations in Global Surface Air Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Comparisons are made between the seasonal behavior of the global electrical circuit and the surface air temperature for the Tropics and for the globe. Positive correlations between global circuit parameters and temperature are identified on both ...

Earle R. Williams

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Sensible Heat Flux-Radiometric Surface Temperature Relationship for Eight Semiarid Areas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurements of sensible heat flux, radiometric surface temperature, air temperature, and wind speed made at eight semiarid rangeland sites were used to investigate the sensible heat flux-aerodynamic resistance relationship. The individual sites ...

J. B. Stewart; W. P. Kustas; K. S. Humes; W. D. Nichols; M. S. Moran; H. A. R. de Bruin

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Modelling of rail surface temperatures: a preliminary study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

distort causing tension cracks in cold weather and buckling in hot weather. ..... in modelled rail temperatures for the longest day when solar radiation effects.

147

Long-term Average Surface Temperatures in England (1772 - 2009...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

in England (1772 - 2009) This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows the difference between the yearly central England temperature...

148

Oxide modified air electrode surface for high temperature electrochemical cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrochemical cell is made having a porous cermet electrode (16) and a porous lanthanum manganite electrode (14), with solid oxide electrolyte (15) between them, where the lanthanum manganite surface next to the electrolyte contains a thin discontinuous layer of high surface area cerium oxide and/or praseodymium oxide, preferably as discrete particles (30) in contact with the air electrode and electrolyte.

Singh, Prabhakar (Export, PA); Ruka, Roswell J. (Churchill Boro, Allegheny County, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Evaluation of Sea Surface Temperature Measurements from Drifting Buoys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three drift-buoy designs have been deployed since 1988 in substantial numbers in the tropical Pacific Ocean by United States participants as part of the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Pan Pacific Surface Current Study. These include the ...

David S. Bitterman; Donald V. Hansen

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Surface-Layer Similarity of the Temperature Structure Parameter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The temperature structure parameter at two heights over a horizontally homogeneous site was measured using optical scintillometers and resistance-wire thermometers. The scintillometers gave systematically greater values than did the wire ...

Reginald J. Hill; Gerard R. Ochs

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Anisotropy of Land Surface Skin Temperature Derived from Satellite Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The land skin temperature, an important feature for agricultural monitoring, convective processes, and the earth’s radiation budget, is monitored from limited-view satellite imagers. The angular dependence of this parameter is examined using ...

Patrick Minnis; Mandana M. Khaiyer

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Variability of Surface Air Temperature over Gently Sloped Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temperature and wind data from a rural micronet and nearby site of the Oklahoma Mesonet are analyzed to study the frequency, strength, and formation processes of cold-pool events in a region with gentle terrain. Spatial analyses were performed ...

David Bodine; Petra M. Klein; Sean C. Arms; Alan Shapiro

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Infrared Thermography Measurements of Window Thermal Test Specimen Surface Temperatures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Griffith ASHRAE Member, Howdy Goudey, and Dariush Arasteh P.E. ASHRAE Member Building Technologies Program. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) temperature conditions

154

Estimates of Uncertainty in Predictions of Global Mean Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for estimating uncertainty in future climate change is discussed in detail and applied to predictions of global mean temperature change. The method uses optimal fingerprinting to make estimates of uncertainty in model simulations of ...

J. A. Kettleborough; B. B. B. Booth; P. A. Stott; M. R. Allen

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Observations of seasonal variations in atmospheric greenhouse trapping and its enhancement at high sea surface temperature  

SciTech Connect

The correlation between observed values of atmospheric greenhouse trapping and sea surface temperature is found to vary seasonally. Atmospheric greenhouse trapping is defined here as the difference between infrared emissions from the earth's surface and infrared emissions from the top of the atmosphere through cloudless skies. Infrared surface emissions are calculated from known sea surface temperatures; emissions from the top of the atmosphere are taken from direct satellite measurements. Atmospheric greenhouse trapping at the same sea surface temperature is greater in the winter than in the summer over temperate oceans. In subtropical latitudes, the opposite is true. At surface temperatures above approximately 298 K, atmospheric greenhouse trapping is found to increase even more rapidly from regions of lower sea surface temperature to regions of higher surface temperature than infrared surface emissions. The causes for this [open quotes]super[close quotes] greenhouse effect are explored, and four processes are found to contribute. Water vapor continuum absorption and thermodynamically controlled increases in water vapor concentration at constant relative humidity with increasing atmospheric temperature make significant contributions, but do not explain the entire super greenhouse effect. To explain the observations of atmospheric greenhouse trapping, the upper and middle troposphere, must be increasingly moist over the warmest sea surface temperatures, while the atmospheric temperature profile becomes increasingly unstable. Regions with these high sea surface temperatures are also increasingly subject to deep convection, which suggests that convection moistens the upper and middle troposphere in regions of convective activity relative to nonconvective regions, resulting in the super greenhouse effect. Dynamic processes, along with local thermodynamic processes, are required to explain the observed super greenhouse effect. 30 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Hallberg, R. (Univ. of Washington, Seattle (United States)); Inamdar, A.K. (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA (United States))

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Temperatures of Air Parcels Lifted from the Surface: Background, Application and Nomograms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When the temperature of a parcel lifted adiabatically from the surface to a given pressure level (SLT) is subtracted from the ambient temperature at that level, the result is the surface index (SLI) for that level. This quantity, for the 500-mb ...

Frederick Sanders

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Solar Cycles in 150 Years of Global Sea Surface Temperature Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the present work is to demonstrate that a solar cycle response exists in surface temperature using the longest global dataset available, which is in the form of 1854–2007 sea surface temperature (SST), with an emphasis on methods ...

Jiansong Zhou; Ka-Kit Tung

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Techniques for Using MODIS Data to Remotely Sense Lake Water Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study describes a step-wise methodology used to provide daily, high spatial-resolution water surface temperatures from MODIS satellite data for use in a near-real-time system for the Great Salt Lake (GSL). Land surface temperature (LST) is ...

Joseph A. Grim; Jason C. Knievel; Erik T. Crosman

159

Observing Local-Scale Variability of Near-Surface Temperature and Humidity Using a Wireless Sensor Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the influence of surface type, wind speed, and other environmental conditions on near-surface air temperature, specific humidity, and surface temperature is studied. A wireless sensor network consisting of 13 low-cost meteorological ...

Katharina Lengfeld; Felix Ament

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Urban Bias in Area-averaged Surface Air Temperature Trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A data set derived from the United States Historical Climate Network has been compared to two global land-based temperature data sets that have been commonly cited in connection with the detection of the greenhouse effect and in other studies of ...

Thomas R. Karl; Philip D. Jones

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Do Changes in the Midlatitude Circulation Have Any Impact on the Arctic Surface Air Temperature Trend?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The warming of the near-surface air in the Arctic region has been larger than the global mean surface warming. There is general agreement that the Arctic amplification of the surface air temperature (SAT) trend to a considerable extent is due to ...

R. G. Graversen

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Inverse Parameter Estimation of the Turbulent Surface Layer from Single-Level Data and Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple inverse parameter estimation method is used in a practical diagnostic approach to obtain the surface roughness lengths and surface resistance parameters from a chi-square cost function containing measurements of wind speed and air ...

P. Martano

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Surface Melting over Ice Shelves and Ice Sheets as Assessed from Modeled Surface Air Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Summer surface melting plays an important role in the evolution of ice shelves and their progenitor ice sheets. To explore the magnitude of surface melt occurring over modern ice shelves and ice sheets in a climate scenario forced by ...

Jeremy G. Fyke; Lionel Carter; Andrew Mackintosh; Andrew J. Weaver; Katrin J. Meissner

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Surface Heat Budgets and Sea Surface Temperature in the Pacific Warm Pool during TOGA COARE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The daily mean heat and momentum fluxes at the surface derived from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager and Japan’s Geostationary Meteorological Satellite radiance measurements are used to study the temporal and spatial variability of the surface ...

Shu-Hsien Chou; Wenzhong Zhao; Ming-Dah Chou

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Systems and Methods for Integrated Emissivity and Temperature Measurement of a Surface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multi-channel spectrometer and a light source are used to measure both the emitted and the reflected light from a surface which is at an elevated temperature relative to its environment. In a first method, the temperature of the surface and emissivity in each wavelength is calculated from a knowledge of the spectrum and the measurement of the incident and reflected light. In the second method, the reflected light is measured from a reference surface having a known reflectivity and the same geometry as the surface of interest and the emitted and the reflected light are measured for the surface of interest. These measurements permit the computation of the emissivity in each channel of the spectrometer and the temperature of the surface of interest.

Poulsen, Peter

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

166

Finite-temperature Casimir force between perfectly metallic corrugated surfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the Casimir force between two corrugated plates due to thermal fluctuations of a scalar field. For arbitrary corrugations and temperature T, we provide an analytical expression for the Casimir force, which is exact to second order in the corrugation amplitude. We study the specific case of two sinusoidally corrugated plates with corrugation wavelength {lambda}, lateral displacement b, and mean separation H. We find that the lateral Casimir force is F{sub l}(T,H)sin(2{pi}b/{lambda}). In other words, at all temperatures, the lateral force is a sinusoidal function of the lateral shift. In the limit {lambda}>>H, F{sub l}(T{yields}{infinity},H){proportional_to}k{sub B}TH{sup -4}{lambda}{sup -1}. In the opposite limit {lambda}<

Sarabadani, Jalal; Miri, MirFaez [Department of Physics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan 81746 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14395-547, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and School of Physics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, (IPM) Tehran 19395-5531 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

167

Statistical relationships between the surface air temperature anomalies and the solar and geomagnetic activity indices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Statistical analysis of the data series from 1856 to 2000 for the annual global and hemispheric surface air temperature anomalies is completed. Statistically significant correlations are found between global and hemispheric temperature anomalies and solar and geomagnetic indices. The temperature anomalies in the Northern and Southern hemispheres show similar statistical relations with the solar and geomagnetic indices. The cross-correlation analysis shows no statistically significant global temperature lag behind the sunspots as well as behind aa-indices. The correlation between the temperature anomalies and the geomagnetic indices is about two times higher than the correlation between the temperature anomalies and the solar indices. These results support the suggestion that the geomagnetic forcing predominates over the solar activity forcing on the global and hemispheric surface air temperatures.

Valev, Dimitar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Analysis of Spurious Surface Temperature at the Atmosphere–Land Interface and a New Method to Solve the Surface Energy Balance Equation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solving the surface energy balance equation is the most important task when combining an atmospheric model and a land surface model. However, while the surface energy balance equation determines the interface temperature between the models, this ...

Hirofumi Tomita

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Influence of Sea Surface Temperature on Humidity and Temperature in the Outflow of Tropical Deep Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multiple years of measurements of tropical upper-tropospheric temperature and humidity by the Measurement of Ozone and Water Vapor by Airbus In-Service Aircraft (MOZAIC) project are analyzed in the vicinity of deep convective outflow to study the ...

Zhengzhao Johnny Luo; Dieter Kley; Richard H. Johnson; G. Y. Liu; Susanne Nawrath; Herman G. J. Smit

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Recent Trends of Minimum and Maximum Surface Temperatures over Eastern Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigated recent trends in the mean surface minimum and maximum air temperatures over eastern Africa by use of both graphical and statistical techniques. Daily records for 71 stations for the period 1939–92 were used.

S. M. King’uyu; L. A. Ogallo; E. K. Anyamba

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

An Estimate of the Sampling Error Variance of the Gridded GHCN Monthly Surface Air Temperature Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sampling error variances of the 5° × 5° Global Historical Climatological Network (GHCN) monthly surface air temperature data are estimated from January 1851 to December 2001. For each GHCN grid box and for each month in the above time ...

S. S. P. Shen; H. Yin; T. M. Smith

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

The Skill of Precipitation and Surface Temperature Forecasts by the NMC Global Model during DERF II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study assesses the skill of forecasts of precipitation and surface temperature by the National Meteorological Center's (NMC) global model in the 108 consecutive 30-day forecasts [known as Dynamical Extended Range Forecast II (DERF II)] that ...

Glenn H. White; Eugenia Kalnay; Rodney Gardner; Masao Kanamitsu

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Surface Skin Temperature and the Interplay between Sensible and Ground Heat Fluxes over Arid Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over arid regions, two community land models [Noah and Community Land Model (CLM)] still have difficulty in realistically simulating the diurnal cycle of surface skin temperature. Based on theoretical arguments and synthesis of previous ...

Xubin Zeng; Zhuo Wang; Aihui Wang

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

The Aleutian Low in January and February—Relation to Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mean characteristics of the Aleutian low in January and February are compared. The comparison is made separately for years when the tropical Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) was anomalously high, and when the SST was low. It was found ...

Sigmund Fritz

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Model Experiments on the Impact of Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies on Blocking Frequency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sensitivity experiments with a perpetual January version of a low-resolution general circulation model are conducted to investigate the influence of Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies on blocking in the Northern Hemisphere. Six 1200-...

Steven L. Mullen

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Temporal Changes in the Observed Relationship between Cloud Cover and Surface Air Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship between cloud cover and near-surface air temperature and its decadal changes are examined using the hourly synoptic data for the past four to six decades from five regions of the Northern Hemisphere: Canada, the United States, ...

Bomin Sun; Pavel Ya Groisman; Raymond S. Bradley; Frank T. Keimig

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Decadal Covariability of the Northern Wintertime Land Surface Temperature and Atmospheric Circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The decadal covariability of northern wintertime land surface temperature and 500-hPa geopotential anomalies is examined using the National Centers for Environmental Prediction–National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Twentieth-Century ...

B. Yu; X. L. Wang; X. B. Zhang; J. Cole; Y. Feng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Evaluation of Satellite Estimates of Land Surface Temperature from GOES over the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comprehensive evaluation of split-window and triple-window algorithms to estimate land surface temperature (LST) from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) that were previously described by Sun and Pinker is presented. The ...

Rachel T. Pinker; Donglian Sun; Meng-Pai Hung; Chuan Li; Jeffrey B. Basara

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Observations of Seasonal Variations in Atmospheric Greenhouse Trapping and Its Enhancement at High Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The correlation between observed values of atmospheric greenhouse trapping and sea surface temperature is found to vary seasonally. Atmospheric greenhouse trapping is defined here as the difference between infrared emissions from the earth's ...

Robert Hallberg; Anand K. Inamdar

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

The Clear-Sky Greenhouse Effect Sensitivity to a Sea Surface Temperature Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The clear-sky greenhouse effect response to a sea surface temperature (SST or Ts) change is studied using outgoing clear-sky longwave radiation measurements from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE). Considering geographical distributions ...

J. Ph Duvel; F. M. Bréon

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Impacts of Sea Surface Temperature Uncertainty on the Western North Pacific Subtropical High (WNPSH) and Rainfall  

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This paper examines the sensitivity of short-term forecasts of the western North Pacific subtropical high (WNPSH) and rainfall to sea surface temperature (SST) uncertainty using the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS). A ...

Xiaodong Hong; Craig H. Bishop; Teddy Holt; Larry O’Neill

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

An Infrared Sea Surface Temperature Autonomous Radiometer (ISAR) for Deployment aboard Volunteer Observing Ships (VOS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The infrared SST autonomous radiometer (ISAR) is a self-calibrating instrument capable of measuring in situ sea surface skin temperature (SSTskin) to an accuracy of 0.1 K. Extensive field deployments alongside two independent research radiometers ...

C. Donlon; I. S. Robinson; W. Wimmer; G. Fisher; M. Reynolds; R. Edwards; T. J. Nightingale

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Variations in Surface Air Temperature Observations in the Arctic, 1979–97  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The statistics of surface air temperature observations obtained from buoys, manned drifting stations, and meteorological land stations in the Arctic during 1979–97 are analyzed. Although the basic statistics agree with what has been published in ...

Ignatius G. Rigor; Roger L. Colony; Seelye Martin

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

A Comparison between General Circulation Model Simulations Using Two Sea Surface Temperature Datasets for January 1979  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulations with the UCLA atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) using two different global sea surface temperature (SST) datasets for January 1979 are compared. One of these datasets is based on COADS (SSTs) at locations where there are ...

Tomoaki Ose; Carlos R. Mechoso; David Halpern

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Using the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager to Monitor Land Surface Temperatures, Wetness, and Snow Cover  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The worldwide network of in situ land surface temperatures archived in near-real time at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has limited applications, since many areas are poorly represented or provide no observations. Satellite measurements ...

Alan Basist; Norman C. Grody; Thomas C. Peterson; Claude N. Williams

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Monthly Mean Diurnal Cycles in Surface Temperatures over Land for Global Climate Studies  

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Monthly mean diurnal cycles (MDCs) of surface temperatures over land, represented in 3-h universal time intervals, have been analyzed. Satellite near-global data from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) with a (280 km)2 ...

Alexander Ignatov; Garik Gutman

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Seasonal and Regional Variation of Pan-Arctic Surface Air Temperature over the Instrumental Record  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Instrumental surface air temperature (SAT) records beginning in the late 1800s from 59 Arctic stations north of 64°N show monthly mean anomalies of several degrees and large spatial teleconnectivity, yet there are systematic seasonal and regional ...

James E. Overland; Michael C. Spillane; Donald B. Percival; Muyin Wang; Harold O. Mofjeld

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Analysis of spatial distribution in tropospheric and sea surface temperature trends .  

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??Regional patterns in tropospheric and sea surface temperature (SST) trends are examined for the period 1979 ??01 using MSU, NCEP-NCAR, ECMWF ERA-40 reanalyses, NOAA OI… (more)

Agudelo, Paula A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Spatial Interpolation of Surface Air Temperatures Using Artificial Neural Networks: Evaluating Their Use for Downscaling GCMs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many climate studies need to generate estimates of a climate variable at a given location based on values from other locations. In this research, a new method for the spatial interpolation of daily maximum surface air temperatures is presented. ...

Seth E. Snell; Sucharita Gopal; Robert K. Kaufmann

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Equatorial Long Waves in Geostationary Satellite Observations and in a Multichannel Sea Surface Temperature Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Geostationary satellite observations of a zonally oriented sea surface temperature front in the eastern equatorial Pacific were made between 1975 and 1981. Long waves appeared along the front mainly during the summer and fall, except during 1976, ...

Richard Legeckis; William Pichel; George Nesterczuk

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

A Regularized Neural Net Approach for Retrieval of Atmospheric and Surface Temperatures with the IASI Instrument  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a fast atmospheric and surface temperature retrieval algorithm is developed for the high-resolution Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) spaceborne instrument. This algorithm is constructed on the basis of a neural ...

Filipe Aires; Alain Chédin; Noëlle A. Scott; William B. Rossow

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Interrelationships between Cloud Properties and Sea Surface Temperatures on Seasonal and Interannual Time Scales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monthly means of selected variables of the 2.5° International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) C2 total cloud cover (CC), cloud-top pressure (CTP), and cloud water (CW) are statistically related to sea surface temperature (SST). The ...

Bryan C. Weare

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

The Influence of Ocean Thermocline Temperatures on the Earth’s Surface Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled mixed layer–atmospheric general circulation model has been used to evaluate the impact of ocean thermocline temperatures (and by proxy those of the deep ocean) on the surface climate of the earth. Particular attention has been devoted ...

Robert J. Oglesby; Monica Y. Stephens; Barry Saltzman

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Atmospheric Precipitation in Response to Equatorial and Tropical Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three sets of numerical experiments based on a GFDL GCM were developed to investigate the response of the large-scale tropical circulation and precipitation to the tropical and equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies. Specified SST ...

Guoxiong Wu; Huanzhu Liu

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

The Effect of Soil Thermal Conductivity Parameterization on Surface Energy Fluxes and Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of sensible and latent heat fluxes and surface temperatures to the parameterization of the soil thermal conductivity is demonstrated using a soil vegetation atmosphere transfer scheme (SVATS) applied to intensive field campaigns (...

C. D. Peters-Lidard; E. Blackburn; X. Liang; E. F. Wood

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Sea Surface Temperature and Wind Stress Curl Variability near a Cape  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The coupling between sea surface temperature (SST), SST gradients, and wind stress curl variability near a cape off Brazil is investigated using satellite observations and several different SST high-resolution analyses. The cape is characterized ...

Renato M. Castelao

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

On the Stochastic Forcing of Modes of Interannual Southern Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple linearized transport model of anomalous Southern Ocean sea surface temperature (SST) is studied to determine whether it can sustain anomalies of realistic amplitudes under a physically based stochastic forcing. As noted in previous ...

Christopher M. Aiken; Matthew H. England

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Winter Persistence Barrier of Sea Surface Temperature in the Northern Tropical Atlantic Associated with ENSO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the persistence characteristics of the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) in the northern tropical Atlantic (NTA). It is found that a persistence barrier exists around December and January. This winter persistence ...

Ruiqiang Ding; Jianping Li

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

On the Relationship between Water Vapor over the Oceans and Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monthly mean precipitable water data obtained from passive microwave radiometry (SMMR) are correlated with NMC-blended sea surface temperature data. It is shown that the monthly mean water vapor content of the atmosphere above the oceans can ...

Graeme L. Stephens

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

The Spatial Structure of the Annual Cycle in Surface Temperature: Amplitude, Phase, and Lagrangian History  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The climatological annual cycle in surface air temperature, defined by its amplitude and phase lag with respect to solar insolation, is one of the most familiar aspects of the climate system. Here, the authors identify three first-order features ...

Karen A. McKinnon; Alexander R. Stine; Peter Huybers

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Cloud-Resolving Simulation of Low-Cloud Feedback to an Increase in Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the physical mechanisms of the low cloud feedback through cloud-resolving simulations of cloud-radiative equilibrium response to an increase in sea surface temperature (SST). Six pairs of perturbed and control simulations ...

Kuan-Man Xu; Anning Cheng; Minghua Zhang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

The Impact of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies on the Rainfall over Northeast Brazil  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The response of the tropical atmosphere to the sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the Northern Hemisphere spring of 1984 is investigated. The methodology for investigation consists of comparing simulations with and without the global ...

Carlos R. Mechoso; Steven W. Lyons; Joseph A. Spahr

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Sensitivity of Tropical Convection to Sea Surface Temperature in the Absence of Large-Scale Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The response of convection to changing sea surface temperature (SST) in the absence of large-scale flow is examined, using a three-dimensional cloud resolving model. The model includes a five-category bulk microphysical scheme representing snow, ...

Adrian M. Tompkins; George C. Craig

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Use of NDVI and Land Surface Temperature for Drought Assessment: Merits and Limitations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A large number of water- and climate-related applications, such as drought monitoring, are based on spaceborne-derived relationships between land surface temperature (LST) and the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI). The majority of ...

Arnon Karnieli; Nurit Agam; Rachel T. Pinker; Martha Anderson; Marc L. Imhoff; Garik G. Gutman; Natalya Panov; Alexander Goldberg

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Effect of Oceanic Advection on the Potential Predictability of Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of oceanic advection on the predictability of sea surface temperature (SST) is investigated in the framework of a linear stochastic model. An analytical solution of a one-dimensional model shows that even though advection can give rise ...

Faming Wang; Ping Chang

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Location of the Antarctic Polar Front from AMSR-E Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The location of the Southern Ocean polar front (PF) is mapped from the first 3 yr of remotely sensed Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) sea surface temperature (SST) measurements. In agreement with ...

Shenfu Dong; Janet Sprintall; Sarah T. Gille

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Fine Pattern of Natural Modes in Sea Surface Temperature Variability: 1985–2003  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A natural mode refers, in this study, to a periodic oscillation of sea surface temperature (SST) that is geophysically significant on a global, regional, or local scale. Using a newly developed harmonic extraction scheme by Chen, which has the ...

Ge Chen; Haitao Li

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Results of One Year of Preoperational Production of Sea Surface Temperatures from GOES-8  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Routine calculations of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-8 (GOES-8, also known as GOES-East) data have been made at the Centre de Météorologie Spatiale (CMS) of Météo-France on an hourly basis ...

A. Brisson; P. Le Borgne; A. Marsouin

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Estimation of Land Surface Temperature over the Tibetan Plateau Using GMS Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Geostationary Meteorological Satellite Visible/Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer (GMS VISSR) images have been used to estimate diurnal variations of land surface temperature distributions over the Tibetan Plateau. The infrared split-window algorithm ...

Yuichiro Oku; Hirohiko Ishikawa

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Sea Surface Temperature Estimation from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-12 (GOES-12)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the techniques used to obtain sea surface temperature (SST) retrievals from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12 (GOES-12) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Satellite Data ...

C. J. Merchant; A. R. Harris; E. Maturi; O. Embury; S. N. MacCallum; J. Mittaz; C. P. Old

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Modeling the Effects of the Spatially Varying Sea Surface Temperature on the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional marine planetary boundary layer model is developed and applied to simulate the evolution of coupled dynamic, thermodynamic and cloud properties of the marine boundary layer over a zonally varying sea surface temperature field. ...

Mickey Man-Kui Wai

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Relationship between the Midlatitude Tropopause Potential Temperature and the Thermodynamics of Surface Air  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is postulated that a simple relationship exists between the thermodynamic state of surface air supporting severe storm convection and the potential temperature of the overlaying tropopause. The thesis is tested using tropopause observations ...

George Chimonas; Robert J. Rossi

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

An Automated Nowcasting Model of Road Surface Temperature and State for Winter Road Maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Winter road maintenance is an important application field of meteorology in western and northern Europe, North America, and many other parts of the world. In order to provide timely short-period high-accuracy forecasts of road surface temperature ...

J. Shao; P. J. Lister

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

A Comparison of Satellite and In Situ–Based Sea Surface Temperature Climatologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study is to present a satellite-derived sea surface temperature (SST) climatology based on Pathfinder Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data and to evaluate it and several other climatologies for their ...

Kenneth S. Casey; Peter Cornillon

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

The Doubled CO2 Climate: Impact of the Sea Surface Temperature Gradient  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Even though five different general circulation models are all currently producing about a 4° ± 1°C warming for doubled CO2, there is still substantial model disagreement about the degree of high latitude amplification of the surface temperature ...

David Rind

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Coupling between Northward-Propagating, Intraseasonal Oscillations and Sea Surface Temperature in the Indian Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a hybrid atmosphere–ocean coupled model, it is shown that during the boreal summer northward-propagating, intraseasonal oscillations (NPISOs) are strongly coupled to the underlying sea surface temperature (SST) in the Indian Ocean sector. ...

Xiouhua Fu; Bin Wang; Tim Li; Julian P. McCreary

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

System Design Considerations for the Retrieval of Sea Surface Temperatures in the NPOESS Era  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) requires improved accuracy in the retrieval of sea surface skin temperature (SSTS) from its Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor over the ...

Keith D. Hutchison; Steve Marusa; John R. Henderson; Robert C. Kenley; Phillip C. Topping; William G. Uplinger; John A. Twomey

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Joint Spatiotemporal Variability of Global Sea Surface Temperatures and Global Palmer Drought Severity Index Values  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dominant modes of individual and joint variability in global sea surface temperatures (SST) and global Palmer drought severity index (PDSI) values for the twentieth century are identified through a multivariate frequency domain singular value ...

Somkiat Apipattanavis; Gregory J. McCabe; Balaji Rajagopalan; Subhrendu Gangopadhyay

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Toward Automated Identification of Sea Surface Temperature Front Signatures in Radarsat-2 Images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Canadian Forces Meteorology and Oceanography Center produces a near-daily ocean feature analysis, based on sea surface temperature (SST) images collected by spaceborne radiometers, to keep the fleet informed of the location of tactically ...

Chris T. Jones; Todd D. Sikora; Paris W. Vachon; John Wolfe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Forced and Free Variations of the Surface Temperature Field in a General Circulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concept of “forced” and “free” variations of large-scale surface temperature is examined by analyzing several long runs of the Community Climate Model (CCMO) with idealized boundary conditions and forcing. 1) The planet is all land with ...

Gerald R. North; Kuor-Jier Joseph Yip; Lai-Yung Leung; Robert M. Chervin

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Impact of Common Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies on Global Drought and Pluvial Frequency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate model simulations run as part of the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Drought Working Group initiative were analyzed to determine the impact of three patterns of sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies on drought and ...

Kirsten L. Findell; Thomas L. Delworth

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Relationships between Sea Surface Temperatures in the Gulf of California and Surge Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Relationships between sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the Gulf of California (GoC) and moisture surge events during the North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME) were examined using the multiplatform-merged daily SST data and the final NCEP ...

Kingtse Mo; R. W. Higgins

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Seasonal and Synoptic Variations in Near-Surface Air Temperature Lapse Rates in a Mountainous Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To accurately estimate near-surface (2 m) air temperatures in a mountainous region for hydrologic prediction models and other investigations of environmental processes, the authors evaluated daily and seasonal variations (with the consideration ...

Troy R. Blandford; Karen S. Humes; Brian J. Harshburger; Brandon C. Moore; Von P. Walden; Hengchun Ye

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Low-Frequency Variations of Surface Temperature in Observations and Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper documents the low-frequency (i.e., decadal) variations of surface temperature for the period 1899–1998 in observations, and in simulations conducted as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment ...

Timothy DelSole

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Toward Improved Validation of Satellite Sea Surface Skin Temperature Measurements for Climate Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A poor validation strategy will compromise the quality of satellite-derived sea surface temperature (SST) products because confidence limits cannot be quantified. This paper addresses the question of how to provide the best operational strategy ...

C. J. Donlon; P. J. Minnett; C. Gentemann; T. J. Nightingale; I. J. Barton; B. Ward; M. J. Murray

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Interannual Variability of Sea Surface Temperature off Java and Sumatra in a Global GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using results from the Simple Ocean Data Assimilation (SODA), this study assesses the mixed layer heat budget to identify the mechanisms that control the interannual variation of sea surface temperature (SST) off Java and Sumatra. The analysis ...

Yan Du; Tangdong Qu; Gary Meyers

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Long-Term Sea Surface Temperature Variability along the U.S. East Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea surface temperature variations along the entire U.S. East Coast from 1875 to 2007 are characterized using a collection of historical observations from lighthouses and lightships combined with recent buoy and shore-based measurements. Long-...

R. Kipp Shearman; Steven J. Lentz

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

A Bayesian Assessment of Climate Change Using Multimodel Ensembles. Part I: Global Mean Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Bayesian approach is applied to the observed global surface air temperature (SAT) changes using multimodel ensembles (MMEs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) simulations and single-model ...

Seung-Ki Min; Andreas Hense

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Studies of El Niño and Interdecadal Variability in Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures Using a Nonnormal Filter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dynamically based filter is used to separate tropical sea surface temperatures (SSTs) into three components: the evolving El Niño signal, the global tropical trend, and the background. The components thus isolated are not independent. On the ...

Cécile Penland; Ludmila Matrosova

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Dynamical Response of the Tropical Total Ozone to Sea Surface Temperature Changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interannual variations of total ozone in the equatorial region are discussed in terms of the lower-stratospheric dynamical processes associated with sea surface temperature (SST) changes on an EJ Niño-Southern Oscillation time scale. Tropospheric ...

Fumio Hasebe

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Mechanisms Controlling Variability of the Interhemispheric Sea Surface Temperature Gradient in the Tropical Atlantic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The seasonal evolution of sea surface temperature (SST) fields in the tropical Atlantic is explored for composites of extremely STRONG and WEAK northward SST gradients, because these are known to control the basinwide pressure gradient, latitude ...

Richard G. Wagner

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Fast and Slow Response to Global Warming: Sea Surface Temperature and Precipitation Patterns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The time-dependent response of sea surface temperature (SST) to global warming and the associated atmospheric changes are investigated based on a 1% year-1 CO2 increase to quadrupling experiment of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory climate ...

Shang-Min Long; Shang-Ping Xie; Xiao-Tong Zheng; Qinyu Liu

233

Hourly Rainfall Changes in Response to Surface Air Temperature over Eastern Contiguous China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, late-summer rainfall over eastern contiguous China is classified according to hourly intensity and the changes of moderate, intense, and extreme precipitation in response to variation of surface air temperature are analyzed. The e-...

Rucong Yu; Jian Li

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Numerical Simulation of the Atmospheric Response to Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A number of recent observational and theoretical studies indicate that under certain conditions tropical sea surface temperature anomalies may be capable of producing climatic anomalies at extratropical latitudes. According to the hypothesis put ...

J. Shukla; J. M. Wallace

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Summertime Coupling between Sea Surface Temperature and Wind Stress in the California Current System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Satellite observations of wind stress and sea surface temperature (SST) are analyzed to investigate ocean–atmosphere interaction in the California Current System (CCS). As in regions of strong SST fronts elsewhere in the World Ocean, SST in the ...

Dudley B. Chelton; Michael G. Schlax; Roger M. Samelson

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Simultaneous Land Surface Temperature–Emissivity Retrieval in the Infrared Split Window  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A combined land surface temperature–emissivity retrieval algorithm is developed and tested for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-Imager and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Advanced Very High Resolution ...

David A. Faysash; Eric A. Smith

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Biennial Variations in Surface Temperature over the United States as Revealed by Singular Decomposition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface temperature variations over the contiguous United States during the period 1931–75 are examined using mean monthly averages for the 344 climate divisions. This data matrix is decomposed into orthogonal components using the method of ...

Eugene M. Rasmusson; Phillip A. Arkin; Wen-Yuan Chen; John B. Jalickee

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Global Relationships among the Earth's Radiation Budget, Cloudiness, Volcanic Aerosols, and Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The analyses of Cess are extended to consider global relationships among the earth's radiation budget (including solar insulation and changes in optically active gass), cloudiness, solar constant, volcanic aerosols, and surface temperature. ...

Philip E. Ardanuy; H. Lee Kyle; Douglas Hoyt

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Impacts of Snow Initialization on Subseasonal Forecasts of Surface Air Temperature for the Cold Season  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present study examines the impacts of snow initialization on surface air temperature by a number of ensemble seasonal predictability experiments using the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model version 3 (CAM3) AGCM with and without snow ...

Jee-Hoon Jeong; Hans W. Linderholm; Sung-Ho Woo; Chris Folland; Baek-Min Kim; Seong-Joong Kim; Deliang Chen

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

The Relationship between Land–Ocean Surface Temperature Contrast and Radiative Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous work has demonstrated that observed and modeled climates show a near-time-invariant ratio of mean land to mean ocean surface temperature change under transient and equilibrium global warming. This study confirms this in a range of ...

F. Hugo Lambert; Mark J. Webb; Manoj M. Joshi

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Surface Temperature from ERS-1 ATSR Infrared Thermal Satellite Data in Polar Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship between Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) thermal radiances and snow surface temperature for the Greenland ice sheet is examined through forward calculations of the LOWTRAN 7 radiative transfer model. Inputs to the model ...

Julienne Stroeve; Marcel Haefliger; Konrad Steffen

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Seasonality in the Local and Remote Atmospheric Response to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two apparently contradictory situations are provided by observations of the atmospheric response to sea surface temperature anomalies. These are: (i) The extratropical regions of the winter hemisphere appear to possess strong teleconnections with ...

Peter J. Webster

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

A Model of the Equatorial Sea Surface Temperature Field and Associated Circulation Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A linear, continuously stratified analytical model of the equatorial ocean is developed and used to simulate the major features of the equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) field and current system. The model is bounded by meridional barriers ...

Lewis M. Rothstein

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Sea Surface Temperature Feedback Extends the Predictability of Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The possible impacts of different sea surface temperature (SST) configurations on the predictability of the boreal summer tropical intraseasonal oscillation (TISO) are assessed with a series of ensemble forecasts. The five different lower ...

Xiouhua Fu; Bo Yang; Qing Bao; Bin Wang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Hemispheric Surface Air Temperature Variations: A Reanalysis and an Update to 1993  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land-based compilations of gridded monthly surface air temperature anomalies, averaged into hemispheric values for the last 140 years, have been available for climatological analyses for the last 10 years or so. The analysis techniques used in ...

P. D. Jones

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Twentieth-Century Surface Air Temperature over China and the Globe Simulated by Coupled Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines variations of the surface air temperature (SAT) over China and the globe in the twentieth century simulated by 19 coupled climate models driven by historical natural and anthropogenic forcings. Most models perform well in ...

Tianjun Zhou; Rucong Yu

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Cloud, Surface Temperature, and Outgoing Longwave Radiation for the Period from 1979 to 1990  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quasi-biennial global, midlatitude, and tropical oscillations were observed using top-of-the-atmosphere outgoing longwave radiation (OLR), surface air temperature (SAT), and cloud amount for the period from 1979 to 1989. The in-phase quasi-...

H. Lee Kyle; Mitchell Weiss; Philip Ardanuy

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Surface Air Temperature and Humidity from Intersatellite-Calibrated HIRS Measurements in High Latitudes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-latitude ocean surface air temperature and humidity derived from intersatellite-calibrated High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) measurements are examined. A neural network approach is used to develop retrieval algorithms. HIRS ...

Lei Shi; Ge Peng; John J. Bates

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Changes in Zonal Surface Temperature Gradients and Walker Circulations in a Wide Range of Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Variations in zonal surface temperature gradients and zonally asymmetric tropical overturning circulations (Walker circulations) are examined over a wide range of climates simulated with an idealized atmospheric general circulation model (GCM). ...

Timothy M. Merlis; Tapio Schneider

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Effects of Micro/Nano-Scale Surface Characteristics on the Leidenfrost Point Temperature of Water  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In recent film boiling heat transfer studies with nanofluids, it was reported that deposition of nanoparticles on a surface significantly increases the nominal minimum heat flux (MHF) or Leidenfrost Point (LFP) temperature, ...

Hu, Lin-Wen

251

The Role of Sea Surface Temperatures in Interactions between ENSO and the North Pacific Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The North Pacific Oscillation (NPO) is a decadal to interdecadal fluctuation of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the North Pacific. Previous works have shown that during individual El Niño and La Niña winters, atmospheric circulation anomalies ...

David W. Pierce

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Climate Simulations With NCAR CCM2 Forced by Global Sea Surface Temperature, 1950–89  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 40-yr integration is conducted using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Climate Model Version 2 (CCM2). The simulation was forced by observed monthly global sea surface temperature (SST) changes during 1950–89. The ...

C-Y. J. Kao; A. Quintanar; M. J. Newman; W. Eichinger; D. L. Langley; S-C. Chen

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Laser Scintillation Measurements of the Temperature Spectrum in the Atmospheric Surface Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The locally stationary temperature spectrum in the atmospheric surface layer is estimated using laser scintillation. The fluctuations of the parameters of the turbulence spectrum (the structure constant CT2 and inner scale l0) have a lognormal ...

Rod Frehlich

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Sensitivity of the Systematic Error of Extended Range Forecasts to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of the systematic error of extended-range forecasts to sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies is investigated. General circulation model (GCM) experiments were performed to quantify error patterns for warm, normal, and cold SST ...

Kingtse C. Mo; X. L. Wang

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Specifying Monthly Mean Surface Temperatures in Canada and Alaska from the 500 mb Height Field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Specification equations for monthly mean air temperature anomalies at 68 surface stations in Canada and Alaska are derived by applying a forward selection screening procedure to simultaneous monthly mean 500 mb height anomalies at 110 grid points ...

William H. Klein; Amir Shabbar; Runhua Yang

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Summer Drought Patterns in Canada and the Relationship toGlobal Sea Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Canadian summer (June–August) Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) variations and winter (December– February) global sea surface temperature (SST) variations are examined for the 63-yr period of 1940–2002. Extreme wet and dry Canadian summers are ...

Amir Shabbar; Walter Skinner

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Seasonal Variation of Surface Temperature–Modulating Factors in the Sonoran Desert in Northwestern Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors explore a new approach to monitoring of desertification that is based on use of results on the relation between albedo and surface temperature for the Sonoran Desert in northwestern Mexico. The criteria of predominance of radiation by ...

Iryna Tereshchenko; Alexander N. Zolotokrylin; Tatiana B. Titkova; Luis Brito-Castillo; Cesar Octavio Monzon

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Estimation of turbulent surface heat fluxes using sequences of remotely sensed land surface temperature  

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Fluxes of heat and moisture at the land-surface play a significant role in the climate system. These fluxes interact with the overlying atmosphere and influence the characteristics of the planetary boundary layer (e.g. ...

Bateni, Sayed Mohyeddin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Variations in Ocean Surface Temperature due to Near-Surface Flow: Straining the Cool Skin Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aqueous thermal boundary layer near to the ocean surface, or skin layer, has thickness O(1 mm) and plays an important role in controlling the exchange of heat between the atmosphere and the ocean. Theoretical arguments and experimental ...

Andrew J. Wells; Claudia Cenedese; J. Thomas Farrar; Christopher J. Zappa

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

On the Accuracy of Deriving Climate Feedback Parameters from Correlations between Surface Temperature and Outgoing Radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Changes in outgoing radiation are both a consequence and a cause of changes in the earth’s temperature. Spencer and Braswell recently showed that in a simple box model for the earth the regression of outgoing radiation against surface temperature ...

D. M. Murphy; P. M. Forster

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Comparison of Variations in Atmospheric Quantities with Sea Surface Temperature Variations in the Equatorial Eastern Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea surface temperature (SST) variations in the equatorial eastern Pacific (0–10°S, 180–90°W) are compared with variations in atmospheric temperature, circulation, rainfall and trace-constituent amount. Significant at the 99.9% level (taking into ...

J. K. Angell

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Evidence for shock heating and constraints on Martian surface temperatures revealed by 40  

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Evidence for shock heating and constraints on Martian surface temperatures revealed by 40 Ar/39 Ar in ALH 84001, and NRM overprints observed in ALH 84001. The inferred peak temperatures of the shock intensely heated for brief durations during shock events at 1158 ± 110 and 913 ± 9 Ma, respectively

Weiss, Benjamin P.

263

Consistency Check for Trends in Surface Temperature and Upper-Level Circulation: 1950–1992  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A time series of 43 years of observed monthly mean air temperature at 109 sites in the 48 contiguous United States is compared to monthly mean air temperature specified from hemispheric gridded 700-mb heights. Because both upper-air and surface ...

Huug M. van den Dool; Edward A. O'Lenic; William H. Klein

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Investigation about the effects of exterior surface paint color on temperature development in aboveground pipeline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A practical analytical model for predicting temperature development of incompressible flow inside an aboveground pipeline has been constructed and presented in this research work. The outer surface of the pipeline is exposed to solar radiation and wind stream. The radiation heat exchange with ambient is also taken into account. The effects of exterior surface paint color represented by emissivity and absorptivity, have been studied. The model has been developed to study crude oil flow temperature development through a specific pipeline. The results obtained by the model show that the bulk temperature inclined to a limiting value in some distance which affected mainly by Reynolds numbers. It is found that emissivity and absorptivity of surface are predominant parameters in temperature development in an aboveground pipeline flow which can increase or decrease pipe surface and fluid temperature especially for low Reynolds number flow. Based on the results which indicated significantly of exterior surface paint color, one should choose the paint color by considering its effects on temperature development. (author)

Farzaneh-Gord, Mahmood; Rasekh, Alireza; Nabati, Amin; Saadat, Morteza [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

265

TY JOUR T1 Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling  

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly Reflective Greenhouses in SE Spain JF Environmental Science Technology A1 Campra Pablo A1 Dev Millstein KW buildings KW Heat Island Group AB p span A long term local cooling trend in surface air temperature has been monitored at the largest concentration of reflective greenhouses in the world at the Province of Almeria SE Spain associated with a dramatic increase in surface albedo in the area The availability of reliable long term climatic field data at this site offers a unique opportunity to test the skill of mesoscale meteorological models describing and predicting the impacts of land use change on local climate Using the Weather Research and Forecast WRF mesoscale model we have run a

266

Leidenfrost temperature increase for impacting droplets on carbon-nanofiber surfaces  

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Droplets impacting on a superheated surface can either exhibit a contact boiling regime, in which they make direct contact with the surface and boil violently, or a film boiling regime, in which they remain separated from the surface by their own vapor. The transition from the contact to the film boiling regime depends not only on the temperature of the surface and kinetic energy of the droplet, but also on the size of the structures fabricated on the surface. Here we experimentally show that surfaces covered with carbon-nanofibers delay the transition to film boiling to much higher temperature compared to smooth surfaces. We present physical arguments showing that, because of the small scale of the carbon fibers, they are cooled by the vapor flow just before the liquid impact, thus permitting contact boiling up to much higher temperatures than on smooth surfaces. We also show that, as long as the impact is in the film boiling regime, the spreading factor of impacting droplets follows the same $\\We^{3/10}$ sc...

Nair, Hrudya; Tran, Tuan; van Houselt, Arie; Prosperetti, Andrea; Lohse, Detlef; Sun, Chao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

A Comparison of SNOTEL and GHCN/CRU Surface Temperatures with Free-Air Temperatures at High Elevations in the Western United States: Data Compatibility and Trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper compares high-elevation surface temperatures based on the Global Historical Climate Network/Climatic Research Unit (GHCN/CRU) and snow telemetry (SNOTEL) datasets, with simultaneous free-air equivalent temperatures, interpolated from ...

N. C. Pepin; M. Losleben; M. Hartman; K. Chowanski

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

A multi-model study of sea surface temperature and sub-surface density fingerprints of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) is an important component of the North Atlantic climate system. Here, we use simulations from ten coupled climate models to calculate patterns of sea surface temperature (SST) and sub-surface ...

Christopher D. Roberts; Freya K. Garry; Laura C. Jackson

269

A Comparative Assessment of Surface Wind Speed and Sea Surface Temperature over the Indian Ocean by TMI, MSMR, and ERA-40  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 2-yr (June 1999–June 2001) observation of ocean surface wind speed (SWS) and sea surface temperature (SST) derived from microwave radiometer measurements made by a multifrequency scanning microwave radiometer (MSMR) and the Tropical Rainfall ...

Anant Parekh; Rashmi Sharma; Abhijit Sarkar

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

High-Temperature Galling Characteristics of Ti-6Al-4V with and without Surface Treatments  

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Galling is a severe form of surface damage in metals and alloys that typically arises under relatively high normal force, low-sliding speed, and in the absence of effective lubrication. It can lead to macroscopic surface roughening and seizure. The occurrence of galling can be especially problematic in high-temperature applications like diesel engine exhaust gas recirculation system components and adjustable turbocharger vanes, because suitable lubricants may not be available, moisture desorption promotes increased adhesion, and the yield strength of metals decreases with temperature. Oxidation can counteract these effects to some extent by forming lubricative oxide films. Two methods to improve the galling resistance of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V were investigated: (a) applying an oxygen diffusion treatment, and (b) creating a metal-matrix composite with TiB2 using a high-intensity infrared heating source. A new, oscillating three-pin-on-flat, high-temperature test method was developed and used to characterize galling behavior relative to a cobalt-based alloy (Stellite 6B ). The magnitude of the oscillating torque, the surface roughness, and observations of surface damage were used as measures of galling resistance. Owing to the formation of lubricative oxide films, the galling resistance of the Ti-alloy at 485o C, even non-treated, was considerably better than it was at room temperature. The IR-formed composite displayed reduced surface damage and lower torque than the substrate titanium alloy.

Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; ERDMAN III, DONALD L [ORNL; Ohriner, Evan Keith [ORNL; Jolly, Brian C [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Method and apparatus for measuring surface contour on parts with elevated temperatures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is directed to a method and apparatus for measuring the surface contour of a test piece, such as the bow of a radioactive fuel rod, which is completely immersed in water. The invention utilizes ultrasonic technology and is capable of measuring surface contours of test pieces which are at a higher temperature than the surrounding water. The presence of a test piece at a higher temperature adversely affects the distance measurements by causing thermal variations in the water near the surface of the test piece. The contour measurements depend upon a constant temperature of the water in the path of the ultrasonic wave to provide a constant acoustical velocity (the measurement is made by the time of flight measurement for an ultrasonic wave). Therefore, any variations of water temperature near the surface will introduce errors degrading the measurement. The present invention overcomes these problems by assuring that the supply of water through which the ultrasonic waves travel is at a predetermined and constant temperature. 3 figs.

Horvath, M.S.; Nance, R.A.; Cohen, G.H.; Fodor, G.E.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

272

Method and apparatus for measuring surface contour on parts with elevated temperatures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is directed to a method and apparatus for measuring the surface contour of a test piece, such as the bow of a radioactive fuel rod, which is completely immersed in water. The invention utilizes ultrasonic technology and is capable of measuring surface contours of test pieces which are at a higher temperature than the surrounding water. The presence of a test piece at a higher temperature adversely affects the distance measurements by causing thermal variations in the water near the surface of the test piece. The contour measurements depend upon a constant temperature of the water in the path of the ultrasonic wave to provide a constant acoustical velocity (the measurement is made by the time of flight measurement for an ultrasonic wave). Therefore, any variations of water temperature near the surface will introduce errors degrading the measurement. The present invention overcomes these problems by assuring that the supply of water through which the ultrasonic waves travel is at a predetermined and constant temperature. 3 figs.

Horvath, M.S.; Nance, R.A.; Cohen, G.H.; Fodor, G.E.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Transmission Model and Ground-Truth Investigation of Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A band model of atmospheric transmission is used to investigate some of the multichannel sea surface temperature (MCSST) algorithms that are currently in use. The model is used with a set of atmospheric data to derive algorithms for the AVHRR and ...

I. J. Barton

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment High-resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new generation of integrated sea surface temperature (SST) data products are being provided by the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High-Resolution SST Pilot Project (GHRSST-PP). These combine in near–real time various SST data ...

C. Donlon; N. Rayner; I. Robinson; D. J. S. Poulter; K. S. Casey; J. Vazquez-Cuervo; E. Armstrong; A. Bingham; O. Arino; C. Gentemann; D. May; P. LeBorgne; J. Piollé; I. Barton; H. Beggs; C. J. Merchant; S. Heinz; A. Harris; G. Wick; B. Emery; P. Minnett; R. Evans; D. Llewellyn-Jones; C. Mutlow; R. W. Reynolds; H. Kawamura

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Variability Common to Global Sea-Surface Temperatures and Runoff in the Conterminous United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Singular value decomposition (SVD) is used to identify the variability common to global sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) and water-balance-modeled water-year (WY) runoff in the conterminous United States (US) for the 1900 through 2012 period. Two ...

Gregory J. McCabe; David M. Wolock

276

Late-Twentieth-Century Climatology and Trends of Surface Humidity and Temperature in China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climatological surface temperature and humidity variables for China are presented based on 6-hourly data from 196 stations for the period of 1961–90. Seasonal and annual means for daytime, nighttime, and the full day are shown. The seasonal cycle ...

Julian X. L. Wang; Dian J. Gaffen

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

The Influence of Loop Current Position on Winter Sea Surface Temperatures in the Florida Straits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Influences of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current (LC) position on the sea surface temperature (SST) in the Florida Straits (FS) during the winter season are investigated. Satellite-derived SST data are analyzed on the basis of the LC configuration (...

Johna E. Rudzin; Steven L. Morey; Mark A. Bourassa; Shawn R. Smith

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Numerical Simulation of the Influence of Sea Surface Temperature on Translating Tropical Cyclones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional numerical model with a domain of 3000 km×3000 km and horizontal resolution of 60 km is used to study the influence of sea surface temperature (SST) on the behavior of tropical cyclones translating with mean flows in the ...

Simon W. Chang; Rangarao V. Madala

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Autonomous Measurements of Sea Surface Temperature Using In Situ Thermal Infrared Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In situ and autonomous measurements of sea surface temperature (SST) have been performed with a thermal infrared radiometer mounted on a fixed oil rig. The accuracy limit was established at ±0.3 K for these SST measurements in order to meet the ...

Raquel Niclòs; Vicente Caselles; César Coll; Enric Valor; Eva Rubio

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Assessment of Twentieth-Century Regional Surface Temperature Trends Using the GFDL CM2 Coupled Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Historical climate simulations of the period 1861–2000 using two new Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) global climate models (CM2.0 and CM2.1) are compared with observed surface temperatures. All-forcing runs include the effects of ...

T. R. Knutson; T. L. Delworth; K. W. Dixon; I. M. Held; J. Lu; V. Ramaswamy; M. D. Schwarzkopf; G. Stenchikov; R. J. Stouffer

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Near-surface air temperature estimation from ASTER data based on neural network algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An algorithm based on the radiance transfer model (MODTRAN4) and a dynamic learning neural network for estimation of near-surface air temperature from ASTER data are developed in this paper. MODTRAN4 is used to simulate radiance transfer from the ground ...

K. B. Mao; H. J. Tang; X. F. Wang; Q. B. Zhou; D. L. Wang

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Oxidation of carbon fiber surfaces for use as reinforcement in high-temperature cementitious material systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The interfacial bond characteristics between carbon fiber and a cement matrix, in high temperature fiber-reinforced cementitious composite systems, can be improved by the oxidative treatment of the fiber surfaces. Compositions and the process for producing the compositions are disclosed.

Sugama, Toshifumi (Mastic Beach, NY)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Oxidation of carbon fiber surfaces for use as reinforcement in high-temperature cementitious material systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The interfacial bond characteristics between carbon fiber and a cement matrix, in high temperature fiber-reinforced cementitious composite systems, can be improved by the oxidative treatment of the fiber surfaces. Compositions and the process for producing the compositions are disclosed. 2 figs.

Sugama, Toshifumi.

1990-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

284

The Relationship between Sea Surface Temperature and Latent Heat Flux in the Equatorial Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Moored buoy data from the equatorial Pacific are analyzed to investigate the relationship between sea surface temperature (SST) and latent heat flux from the ocean. It is found that at low SST the latent heat flux increases with SST; at high SST ...

Guang Jun Zhang; Michael J. Mcphaden

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

On the Relationship between Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature and Asian Summer Monsoon  

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On the Relationship between Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature and Asian Summer Monsoon Tim Li. Indian Ocean SST has been thought to play a weaker role in Indian summer monsoon rainfall than does-3 year) time scale the Indian monsoon rainfall has significant positive correlations with the Indian

Chang, Chih-Pei

286

Sea Surface Temperature Patterns on the West Florida Shelf Using Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neural network analyses based on the self-organizing map (SOM) and the growing hierarchical self-organizing map (GHSOM) are used to examine patterns of the sea surface temperature (SST) variability on the West Florida Shelf from time series of ...

Yonggang Liu; Robert H. Weisberg; Ruoying He

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Sea Surface Temperature Sensitivity to Water Turbidity from Simulations of the Turbid Black Sea Using HYCOM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the sensitivity of sea surface temperature (SST) to water turbidity in the Black Sea using the eddy-resolving (3.2-km resolution) Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM), which includes a nonslab K-profile parameterization (KPP)...

A. Birol Kara; Alan J. Wallcraft; Harley E. Hurlburt

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Global Modes of Sea Surface Temperature Variability in Relation to Regional Climate Indices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A century-long EOF analysis of global sea surface temperature (SST) was carried out and the first six modes, independent by construction, were found to be associated with well-known regional climate phenomena: the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (...

Monique Messié; Francisco Chavez

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Testing a Dynamical Model for Mid-Latitude Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A slab model of the oceanic mixed layer is used to predict the statistical characteristics of the sea surface temperature anomalies that are forced by day-to-day changes in air-sea fluxes in the presence of a mean current. Because of the short ...

Claude Frankignoul; Richard W. Reynolds

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

The Principal Nonseasonal Modes of Variation of Global Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thirty-five million ship reports for the period 1949–79 have been used to construct global, monthly-mean sea surface temperature fields for 5° × 5° latitude-longitude regions. The monthly means have been subjected to eigenvector analysis to bring ...

Jane Hsiung; Reginald E. Newell

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Assessment of the radiative processes impact on surface fluxes and temperature forecast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of the study is estimating the impact of improvements in the physical parameterization scheme on forecast quality in the T169L31 model (Hydrometeorological Research Centre—HMRC—of Russia). Surface temperature is one determinative element for boundary layer computational characteristics

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

A Comparison of the Annual Cycle of Two Sea Surface Temperature Climatologies of the World Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comparison of the annual cycle of two monthly sea surface temperature climatologies for the world ocean is presented. One set of the climatological fields used consist of one-degree objectively analyzed monthly means, based on approximately 1.5 ...

Sydney Levitus

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A Note on the Sea Surface Temperature Sensitivity of a Numerical Model of Tropical Storm Genesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a three-dimensional numerical model of a tropical disturbance, a spectrum of development stages, from a weakening wave to a mature tropical storm, was obtained with a 5 K range (298 to 303 K) sea surface temperature (SST). However, the ...

Robert E. Tuleya; Yoshio Kurihara

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Geographic Window Sizes Applied to Remote Sensing Sea Surface Temperature Front Detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of using a geographic window size with an existing edge-detection technique for the detection of thermal fronts in sea surface temperature (SST) imagery are investigated. The size of a geographic window is not constant but instead is ...

Scott F. Diehl; Judith W. Budd; David Ullman; Jean-François Cayula

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Regional and Global Impacts of Land Cover Change and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric and land components of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory’s (GFDL’s) Climate Model version 2.1 (CM2.1) is used with climatological sea surface temperatures (SSTs) to investigate the relative climatic impacts of historical ...

Kirsten L. Findell; Andrew J. Pitman; Matthew H. England; Philip J. Pegion

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

The spatial structure of the annual cycle in surface temperature: amplitude, phase, and Lagrangian history  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The climatological annual cycle in surface air temperature, defined by its amplitude and phase lag with respect to solar insolation, is one of the most familiar aspects of our climate system. Here, we identify three first-order features of the ...

Karen A. McKinnon; Alexander R. Stine; Peter Huybers

297

Variability and Trends in Antarctic Surface Temperatures from In Situ and Satellite Infrared Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The surface air temperatures observed from stations in Antarctica have been shown to have predominantly positive trends that are as high as 0.5°C decade?1 along the Antarctic Peninsula. To evaluate whether the trends are caused by a local or ...

Josefino C. Comiso

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Potential for Long-Range Prediction of Monthly Mean Surface Temperatures over North America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using more than three times as many stations and time series of daily data that am generally 1.5–3.0 times longer than those in a previous study, estimates of the natural variability, also known as climate noise, of surface air temperatures are ...

Dennis J. Shea; Roland A. Madden

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Development of global hourly 0.5-degree land surface air temperature datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface air temperature (SAT) is one of the most important variables in weather and climate studies, and its diurnal cycle and day-to-day variation are also needed for a variety of applications. Global long-term hourly SAT observational data, ...

Aihui Wang; Xubin Zeng

300

Development of Global Hourly 0.5° Land Surface Air Temperature Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface air temperature (SAT) is one of the most important variables in weather and climate studies, and its diurnal cycle is also needed for a variety of applications. Global long-term hourly SAT observational data, however, do not exist. ...

Aihui Wang; Xubin Zeng

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Influences of biomass heat and biochemical energy storages on the land surface fluxes and radiative temperature  

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We conducted observations and modeling at a forest site to assess importance of biomass heat and biochemical energy storages for land-atmosphere interactions. We used the terrestrial ecosystem Fluxes And Pools Integrated Simulator (FAPIS). We first examined FAPIS performance by testing its predictions with and without biomass energy storages against measurements of surface energy and CO2 fluxes. We then evaluated the magnitudes and temporal patterns of the calculated biomass energy storages. Effects of energy storages on flux exchanges and variations of radiative temperature were investigated by contrasting FAPIS simulations with and without the storages. We found that with the storages, FAPIS predictions agreed with measurements well; without them, FAPIS performance deteriorated for all surface energy fluxes. The biomass heat storage and biochemical energy storage had clear diurnal patterns with typical ranges from -50 to 50 and -3 to 20 Wm-2, respectively; these typical ranges were exceeded substantially when there were sudden changes in atmospheric conditions. Without-storage simulations produced larger sensible and latent heat fluxes during the day but smaller fluxes (more negative values) at night as compared with with-storage simulations. Similarly, without-storage simulations had higher surface radiative temperature during the day but lower radiative temperature at night, indicating that the biomass energy storages act to dampen diurnal temperature range. Therefore, biomass heat and biochemical energy storages are an integral and substantial part of the surface energy budget and play a role in modulating land surface temperatures and must be considered in studies of land - atmosphere interactions and climate modeling.

Gu, Lianhong [ORNL; Meyers, T. P. [NOAA ATDD; Pallardy, Stephen G. [University of Missouri; Hanson, Paul J [ORNL; Yang, Bai [ORNL; Heuer, Mark [ATDD, NOAA; Hosman, K. P. [University of Missouri; Liu, Qing [ORNL; Riggs, Jeffery S [ORNL; Sluss, Daniel Wayne [ORNL; Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental & Numerical Investigation of Pool Boiling on Engineered Surfaces with Integrated Thin-flim Temperature Sensors  

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The objective of this investigation is to measure and analyze surface temperature fluctuations in pool boiling. The surface temperature fluctuations were recorded on silicon surfaces with and without multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). Novel Thin Film Thermocouples (TFT) are micro-fabricated on test substrates to measure surface temperatures. A dielectric liquid refrigerant (PF-5060) is used as test fluid. Both nucleate and lm boiling regimes are investigated for the silicon test substrates. Dynamics of nucleate boiling is investigated on the CNT coated substrates. High frequency temperature fluctuation data is analyzed for the presence of determinism using non-linear time series analysis techniques in TISEAN(copyright) software. The impact of subcooling and micro/nano-scale surface texturing using MWCNT coatings on the dynamics of pool boiling is assessed. Dynamic invariants such as correlation dimensions and Lyapunov spectrum are evaluated for the reconstructed attractor. A non-linear noise reduction scheme is employed to reduce the level of noise in the data. Previous investigations in pool boiling chaos, reported in literature were based on temperature measurements underneath the test surface consisting of single or few active nucleation sites. Previous studies have indicated the presence of low-dimensional behavior in nucleate boiling and high-dimensional behavior in CHF and film boiling. Currently, there is no study detailing the effects of multiple nucleation sites, subcooling and surface texturing on pool boiling dynamics. The investigation comprises of four parts: i) in situ micro-machining of Chromelalumel (K-type) TFT, ii) calibration of these sensors, iii) utilizing these sensors in pool boiling experiments iv) analysis of these fluctuations using techniques of nonlinear time series analysis. Ten TFT are fabricated on a rectangular silicon surface within an area of ~ 3.00 cm x 3.00 cm. The sensing junctions of the TFT measure 50 mm in width and 250 nm in depth. Surface temperature fluctuations of the order of i) 0.65-0.93 degrees C are observed near ONB ii) 2.3-6.5 degrees C in FDNB iii) 2.60-5.00 degrees C at CHF and iv) 2.3-3.5 degrees C in film boiling. Investigations show the possible presence of chaotic dynamics near CHF and in film-boiling in saturated and subcooled pool boiling. Fully-developed nucleate boiling (FDNB) is chaotic. No clear assessment of the dynamics could be made in the onset of nucleate boiling (ONB) and partial nucleate boiling (PNB) regimes due to the effects of noise. However, the frequency spectra in these regimes appear to have two independent frequencies and their integral combinations indicating a possible quasiperiodic bifurcation route to chaos. The dimensionality in FDNB, at CHF and in film-boiling is lower in saturated pool boiling as compared to values in corresponding regimes in subcooled pool boiling. Surface temperature fluctuations can damage electronic components and need to be carefully controlled. Understanding the nature of these fluctuations will aid in deciding the modeling approach for surface temperature transients on an electronic chip. Subsequently, the TFT signals can be employed in a suitable feedback control loop to prevent the occurrence of hotspots.

Sathyamurthi, Vijaykumar

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

A Numerical Exploration of the Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Intensity to Sea Surf@ace Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is commonly accepted that there is a monotonically increasing relationship between sea surface temperature (SST) and tropical cyclone intensity (as measured by maximum near-surface winds or minimum central pressure). This perceived ...

Jenni L. Evans; Brian F. Ryan; John L. McGregor

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Estimation of Sensible and Latent Heat Fluxes from Soil Surface Temperature Using a Linear Air-Land Heat Transfer Model  

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The authors present a linearized model of the heat transfer between the soil layer and the atmosphere. Using this model, the moisture availability at the surface can be estimated from the diurnal variations of the soil surface temperature and ...

Fujio Kimura; Yugo Shimizu

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Radiative and Dynamical Forcing of the Surface and Atmospheric Temperature Anomalies Associated with the Northern Annular Mode  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On the basis of the total energy balance within an atmosphere–surface column, an attribution analysis is conducted for the Northern Hemisphere (NH) atmospheric and surface temperature response to the northern annular mode (NAM) in boreal winter. ...

Yi Deng; Tae-Won Park; Ming Cai

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Increase in Near-Surface Atmospheric Moisture Content due to Land Use Changes: Evidence from the Observed Dewpoint Temperature Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land use change can significantly affect root zone soil moisture, surface energy balance, and near-surface atmospheric temperature and moisture content. During the second half of the twentieth century, portions of the North American Great Plains ...

Rezaul Mahmood; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Ronnie D. Leeper; Stuart A. Foster

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Toward an Integrated Land–Ocean Surface Skin Temperature Analysis from the Variational Assimilation of Infrared Radiances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-East and -West window channel radiances are directly assimilated using a 1D variational technique, providing surface skin temperature (Ts) estimates over all surface types (land, water, or ...

Louis Garand

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Analyzing the Potential Impacts of Soil Moisture on the Observed and Model-Simulated Australian Surface Temperature Variations  

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Based on observational and modeling analyses, this study aims to assess the potential influence of land surface conditions (soil moisture, in particular) on the Australian surface temperature variations. At first, a simple linear regression ...

Huqiang Zhang

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Contribution of Changes in Sea Surface Temperature and Aerosol Loading to the Decreasing Precipitation Trend in Southern China  

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The effects of increasing sea surface temperature (SST) and aerosol loading in a drought region in Southern China are studied using aerosol optical depth (AOD), low-level cloud cover (LCC), visibility, and precipitation from observed surface data;...

Yanjie Cheng; Ulrike Lohmann; Junhua Zhang; Yunfeng Luo; Zuoting Liu; Glen Lesins

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Retrieval of Sea Surface Temperature from Space, Based on Modeling of Infrared Radiative Transfer: Capabilities and Limitations  

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The retrieval (estimation) of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) from space-based infrared observations is increasingly performed using retrieval coefficients derived from radiative transfer simulations of top-of-atmosphere brightness temperatures (...

Christopher J. Merchant; Pierre Le Borgne

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Evaluation of the Relationship between Air and Land Surface Temperature under Clear- and Cloudy-Sky Conditions  

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Clear and cloudy daytime comparisons of land surface temperature (LST) and air temperature (Tair) were made for 14 stations included in the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) of stations from observations made from 2003 through 2008. ...

Kevin Gallo; Robert Hale; Dan Tarpley; Yunyue Yu

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Identifying Signatures of Natural Climate Variability in Time Series of Global-Mean Surface Temperature: Methodology and Insights  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global-mean surface temperature is affected by both natural variability and anthropogenic forcing. This study is concerned with identifying and removing from global-mean temperatures the signatures of natural climate variability over the period ...

David W. J. Thompson; John M. Wallace; Phil D. Jones; John J. Kennedy

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

A Comparison Of Pointwise Screening and Empirical Orthogonal Functions in Specifying Monthly Surface Temperature from 700 mb Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comparison is made between two types of specification of monthly wintertime surface temperatures over the United States. The specifications are obtained by multiple regression of station temperature anomaly at each of 37 stations onto 700 mb ...

William H. Klein; John E. Walsh

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

On the Origin of the Surface Air Temperature Difference between the Hemispheres in Earth's Present-Day Climate  

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In today's climate, the annually averaged surface air temperature in the Northern Hemisphere (NH) is 1°–2°C higher than in the Southern Hemisphere (SH). Historically, this interhemispheric temperature difference has been attributed to a number of ...

Georg Feulner; Stefan Rahmstorf; Anders Levermann; Silvia Volkwardt

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Background Error Correlation between Surface Skin and Air Temperatures: Estimation and Impact on the Assimilation of Infrared Window Radiances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper makes use of ensemble forecasts to infer the correlation between surface skin temperature Ts and air temperature Ta model errors. The impact of this correlation in data assimilation is then investigated. In the process of assimilating ...

Louis Garand; Mark Buehner; Nicolas Wagneur

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Low temperature front surface passivation of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cell  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction (IBC-SHJ) solar cell requires a low temperature front surface passivation/anti-reflection structure. Conventional silicon surface passivation using SiO2 or a-SiNx is performed at temperature higher than 400°C, which is not suitable for the IBC-SHJ cell. In this paper, we propose a PECVD a-Si:H/a-SiNx:H/a-SiC:H stack structure to passivate the front surface of crystalline silicon at low temperature. The optical properties and passivation quality of this structure are characterized and solar cells using this structure are fabricated. With 2 nm a-Si:H layer, the stack structure exhibits stable passivation with effective minority carrier lifetime higher than 2 ms, and compatible with IBC-SHJ solar cell processing. A critical advantage of this structure is that the SiC allows it to be HF resistant, thus it can be deposited as the first step in the process. This protects the a-Si/c-Si interface and maintains a low surface recombination velocity.

Shu, Brent; Das, Ujjwal; Jani, Omkar; Hegedus, Steve; Birkmire, Robert

2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

317

The role of hydrogen in room-temperature ferromagnetism at graphite surfaces  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We present a x-ray dichroism study of graphite surfaces that addresses the origin and magnitude of ferromagnetism in metal-free carbon. We find that, in addition to carbon {pi} states, also hydrogen-mediated electronic states exhibit a net spin polarization with significant magnetic remanence at room temperature. The observed magnetism is restricted to the top {approx}10 nm of the irradiated sample where the actual magnetization reaches {approx_equal} 15 emu/g at room temperature. We prove that the ferromagnetism found in metal-free untreated graphite is intrinsic and has a similar origin as the one found in proton bombarded graphite.

Ohldag, Hendrik

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

318

The Development and Validation of a Simple Snow Model for the GISS GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Five years of meteorological and hydrological data from a typical New England watershed where winter snow cover is significant were used to drive and validate two off-line land surface schemes suitable for use in the Goddard Institute for Space ...

Marc Lynch-Stieglitz

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Comparison of MTI Satellite-Derived Surface Water Temperatures and In-Situ Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temperatures of the water surface of a cold, mid-latitude lake and the tropical Pacific Ocean were determined from MTI images and from in situ concurrent measurements. In situ measurements were obtained at the time of the MTI image with a floating, anchored platform, which measured the surface and bulk water temperatures and relevant meteorological variables, and also from a boat moving across the target area. Atmospheric profiles were obtained from concurrent radiosonde soundings. Radiances at the satellite were calculated with the Modtran radiative transfer model. The MTI infrared radiances were within 1 percent of the calculated values at the Pacific Ocean site but were 1-2 percent different over the mid-latitude lake.

Kurzeja, R.

2001-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

320

The role of hydrogen in room-temperature ferromagnetism at graphite surfaces  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We present a x-ray dichroism study of graphite surfaces that addresses the origin and magnitude of ferromagnetism in metal-free carbon. We find that, in addition to carbon {pi} states, also hydrogen-mediated electronic states exhibit a net spin polarization with significant magnetic remanence at room temperature. The observed magnetism is restricted to the top {approx}10 nm of the irradiated sample where the average magnetization reaches {approx_equal} 15 emu/g at room temperature. We prove that the ferromagnetism found in metal-free untreated graphite is intrinsic and has a similar origin as the one found in proton bombarded graphite. Also, our findings show that the magnetic properties of graphite surfaces, thin films or two dimensional graphene samples can be reliably studied using soft x-ray dichroism. Fundamental new insight into the magnetic properties of carbon based systems can thus be obtained.

Ohldag, H.; Esquinazi, P.; Arenholz, E.; Spemann, D.; Rothermel, M.; Setzer, A.; Butz, T.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An updated global grid point surface air temperature anomaly data set: 1851--1990  

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This document presents land-based monthly surface air temperature anomalies (departures from a 1951--1970 reference period mean) on a 5{degree} latitude by 10{degree} longitude global grid. Monthly surface air temperature anomalies (departures from a 1957--1975 reference period mean) for the Antarctic (grid points from 65{degree}S to 85{degree}S) are presented in a similar way as a separate data set. The data were derived primarily from the World Weather Records and the archives of the United Kingdom Meteorological Office. This long-term record of temperature anomalies may be used in studies addressing possible greenhouse-gas-induced climate changes. To date, the data have been employed in generating regional, hemispheric, and global time series for determining whether recent (i.e., post-1900) warming trends have taken place. This document also presents the monthly mean temperature records for the individual stations that were used to generate the set of gridded anomalies. The periods of record vary by station. Northern Hemisphere station data have been corrected for inhomogeneities, while Southern Hemisphere data are presented in uncorrected form. 14 refs., 11 figs., 10 tabs.

Sepanski, R.J.; Boden, T.A.; Daniels, R.C.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Prediction of Summer Maximum and Minimum Temperature over the Central and Western United States: The Roles of Soil Moisture and Sea Surface Temperature  

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A statistical model based on canonical correlation analysis (CCA) was used to explore climatic associations and predictability of June–August (JJA) maximum and minimum surface air temperatures (Tmax and Tmin) as well as the frequency of Tmax ...

Eric J. Alfaro; Alexander Gershunov; Daniel Cayan

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

The oxidation of Ba dosed Mo(100) surfaces with O/sub 2/ at moderately high temperatures  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The oxidation of Mo(100) and Ba-covered Mo(100) by O/sub 2/ have been examined at moderately high temperature (700 to 1400/sup 0/K) using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Results indicate that the Ba or BaO overlayer retards but does not prevent oxidation of the underlying Mo surface. The high temperature surface chemistry of the O/Ba/Mo surface is described. 11 refs., 3 figs.

Rogers, J.W. Jr.; Blair, D.S.; Paffett, M.T.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Low Temperature Scanning Force Microscopy of the Si(111)-( 7x7) Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A low temperature scanning force microscope (SFM) operating in a dynamic mode in ultrahigh vacuum was used to study the Si(111)-(7x7) surface at 7.2 K. Not only the twelve adatoms but also the six rest atoms of the unit cell are clearly resolved for the first time with SFM. In addition, the first measurements of the short range chemical bonding forces above specific atomic sites are presented. The data are in good agreement with first principles computations and indicate that the nearest atoms in the tip and sample relax significantly when the tip is within a few Angstrom of the surface. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Lantz, M. A. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Hug, H. J. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Schendel, P. J. A. van [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Hoffmann, R. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Martin, S. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Baratoff, A. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Abdurixit, A. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Guentherodt, H.-J. [Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, (Switzerland); Gerber, Ch. [IBM Research Division, Zuerich Research Laboratory, Saeumerstrasse 4, CH-8803 Rueschlikon, (Switzerland)

2000-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

325

Temperature-insensitive vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers and method for fabrication thereof  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temperature-insensitive vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and method for fabrication thereof. The temperature-insensitive VCSEL comprises a quantum-well active region within a resonant cavity, the active region having a gain spectrum with a high-order subband (n.gtoreq.2) contribution thereto for broadening and flattening the gain spectrum, thereby substantially reducing any variation in operating characteristics of the VCSEL over a temperature range of interest. The method for forming the temperature-insensitive VCSEL comprises the steps of providing a substrate and forming a plurality of layers thereon for providing first and second distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) mirror stacks with an active region sandwiched therebetween, the active region including at least one quantum-well layer providing a gain spectrum having a high-order subband (n.gtoreq.2) gain contribution, and the DBR mirror stacks having predetermined layer compositions and thicknesses for providing a cavity resonance within a predetermined wavelength range substantially overlapping the gain spectrum.

Chow, Weng W. (Sandia Park, NM); Choquette, Kent D. (Albuquerque, NM); Gourley, Paul L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Iterative retrieval of surface emissivity and temperature for a hyperspectral sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The central problem of temperature-emissivity separation is that we obtain N spectral measurements of radiance and need to find N + 1 unknowns (N emissivities and one temperature). To solve this problem in the presence of the atmosphere we need to find even more unknowns: N spectral transmissions {tau}{sub atmo}({lambda}) up-welling path radiances L{sub path}{up_arrow}({lambda}) and N down-welling path radiances L{sub path}{down_arrow}({lambda}). Fortunately there are radiative transfer codes such as MODTRAN 3 and FASCODE available to get good estimates of {tau}{sub atmo}({lambda}), L{sub path}{up_arrow}({lambda}) and L{sub path}{down_arrow}({lambda}) in the order of a few percent. With the growing use of hyperspectral imagers, e.g. AVIRIS in the visible and short-wave infrared there is hope of using such instruments in the mid-wave and thermal IR (TIR) some day. We believe that this will enable us to get around using the present temperature - emissivity separation (TES) algorithms using methods which take advantage of the many channels available in hyperspectral imagers. The first idea we had is to take advantage of the simple fact that a typical surface emissivity spectrum is rather smooth compared to spectral features introduced by the atmosphere. Thus iterative solution techniques can be devised which retrieve emissivity spectra {epsilon} based on spectral smoothness. To make the emissivities realistic, atmospheric parameters are varied using approximations, look-up tables derived from a radiative transfer code and spectral libraries. By varying the surface temperature over a small range a series of emissivity spectra are calculated. The one with the smoothest characteristic is chosen. The algorithm was tested on synthetic data using MODTRAN and the Salisbury emissivity database.

Borel, C.C.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

LITERATURE REVIEW OF PUO2 CALCINATION TIME AND TEMPERATURE DATA FOR SPECIFIC SURFACE AREA  

SciTech Connect

The literature has been reviewed in December 2011 for calcination data of plutonium oxide (PuO{sub 2}) from plutonium oxalate Pu(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2} precipitation with respect to the PuO{sub 2} specific surface area (SSA). A summary of the literature is presented for what are believed to be the dominant factors influencing SSA, the calcination temperature and time. The PuO{sub 2} from Pu(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2} calcination data from this review has been regressed to better understand the influence of calcination temperature and time on SSA. Based on this literature review data set, calcination temperature has a bigger impact on SSA versus time. However, there is still some variance in this data set that may be reflecting differences in the plutonium oxalate preparation or different calcination techniques. It is evident from this review that additional calcination temperature and time data for PuO{sub 2} from Pu(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2} needs to be collected and evaluated to better define the relationship. The existing data set has a lot of calcination times that are about 2 hours and therefore may be underestimating the impact of heating time on SSA. SRNL recommends that more calcination temperature and time data for PuO{sub 2} from Pu(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2} be collected and this literature review data set be augmented to better refine the relationship between PuO{sub 2} SSA and its calcination parameters.

Daniel, G.

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

328

An Interactive Method for Processing and Display of Sea-Surface Temperature Fields Using VAS Multispectral Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique for interactively producing sea-surface temperatures (SST)from VAS multispectral radiance observations and displaying the derived field is outlined. High-resolution composite images using data from several times per day and over a ...

John J. Bates; William L. Smith; Gary S. Wade; Harold M. Woo1f

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Methodology and Results of Calculating Central California Surface Temperature Trends: Evidence of Human-Induced Climate Change?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A procedure is described to construct time series of regional surface temperatures and is then applied to interior central California stations to test the hypothesis that century-scale trend differences between irrigated and nonirrigated regions ...

John R. Christy; William B. Norris; Kelly Redmond; Kevin P. Gallo

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Impact of Sea Surface Temperature and Soil Moisture on Summer Precipitation in the United States Based on Observational Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the impact of sea surface temperature (SST) and soil moisture on summer precipitation over two regions of the United States (the upper Mississippi River basin and the Great Plains) based on data from observation and observation-...

Rui Mei; Guiling Wang

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Temperatures: Evaluation of GOES-8 and GOES-9 Multispectral Imager Retrieval Accuracy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea surface temperature (SST) retrieval accuracy from the multispectral imager on the new generation of GOES satellites is analyzed. Equations for two and three infrared channels are empirically derived using cloud-free satellite radiances ...

Douglas A. May; Walter O. Osterman

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Why did large differences arise in the sea surface temperature datasets across the tropical Pacific during 2012?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During June-November 2012, pronounced differences in tropical Pacific sea-surface temperature (SST) anomalies were observed between three widely used SST products: the Extended Reconstructed SST v3b (ERSSTv3b) and the Optimum Interpolation SSTv2 ...

Boyin Huang; Michelle L’Heureux; Jay Lawrimore; Chunying Liu; Huai-Min Zhang; Viva Banzon; Zeng-Zhen Hu; Arun Kumar

333

The Global Trend in Sea Surface Temperature from 20 Years of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The trend in sea surface temperature has been determined from 20 yr of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Pathfinder data (version 5). The data span the period from January 1985 to December 2004, inclusive. The linear trends were calculated ...

S. A. Good; G. K. Corlett; J. J. Remedios; E. J. Noyes; D. T. Llewellyn-Jones

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Satellite-Model Coupled Analysis of Convective Potential in Florida with VAS Water Vapor and Surface Temperature Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A system for time-continuous mesoscale weather analysis is applied to a study of convective cloud development in central Florida. The analysis system incorporates water vapor concentrations and surface temperatures retrieved from infrared VISSR (...

Alan E. Lipton; George D. Modica; Scot T. Heckman; Arthur J. Jackson

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

A New Method for Deriving Ocean Surface Specific Humidity and Air Temperature: An Artificial Neural Network Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new methodology for deriving monthly averages of surface specific humidity (Qa) and air temperature (Ta) is described. Two main aspects characterize the new approach. First, remotely sensed parameters, total precipitable water (W), and sea ...

Charles Jones; Pete Peterson; Catherine Gautier

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

A Satellite Study of the Relationship between Sea Surface Temperature and Column Water Vapor over Tropical and Subtropical Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The known characteristics of the relationship between sea surface temperature (SST) and column water vapor (CWV) are reevaluated with recent satellite observations over tropical and subtropical oceans. Satellite data acquired by the Aqua Advanced ...

Kaya Kanemaru; Hirohiko Masunaga

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Summer Sea Surface Temperature Conditions in the North Atlantic and Their Impact upon the Atmospheric Circulation in Early Winter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The origin of the so-called summer North Atlantic “Horseshoe” (HS) sea surface temperature (SST) mode of variability, which is statistically linked to the next winter's North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), is investigated from data and experiments ...

Christophe Cassou; Clara Deser; Laurent Terray; James W. Hurrell; Marie Drévillon

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

joint Spatiotemporal Modes of Surface Temperature and Sea Level Pressure Variability in the Northern Hemisphere during the Last Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Coherent spatiotemporal modes of climatic variability are isolated based on a multivariate frequency domain singular value decomposition (SVD) of nearly a century of monthly Northern Hemisphere sea level pressure (SLP) and surface temperature ...

Michael E. Mann; Jeffrey Park

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Evapotranspiration over an Agricultural Region Using a Surface Flux/Temperature Model Based on NOAA-AVHRR Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The possibility of using infrared surface temperatures from satellites (NOAA, GOES) for inferring daily evaporation and soil moisture distribution over large areas (102 to 105 km2) has been extensively studied during the past few years. The ...

O. Taconet; R. Bernard; D. Vidal-Madjar

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Relationships between Cloud Type and Amount, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature in the Mackenzie River Valley-Beaufort Sea Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hourly data from climatological stations in the Mackenzie River valley-Beaufort Sea area of northern Canada have been examined to determine the relationships between cloud type and amount, precipitation, and surface temperatures. During all ...

G. A. Isaac; R. A. Stuart

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Circulation Trends, 1950–2000: The Relative Roles of Sea Surface Temperature Forcing and Direct Atmospheric Radiative Forcing  

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The relative roles of direct atmospheric radiative forcing (due to observed changes in well-mixed greenhouse gases, tropospheric and stratospheric ozone, sulfate and volcanic aerosols, and solar output) and observed sea surface temperature (SST) ...

Clara Deser; Adam S. Phillips

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Examination of Errors in Near-Surface Temperature and Wind from WRF Numerical Simulations in Regions of Complex Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of an advanced research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) in predicting near-surface atmospheric temperature and wind conditions under various terrain and weather regimes is examined. Verification of 2-m ...

Hailing Zhang; Zhaoxia Pu; Xuebo Zhang

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Three-Way Error Analysis between AATSR, AMSR-E, and In Situ Sea Surface Temperature Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using collocations of three different observation types of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) gives enough information to enable the standard deviation of error on each observation type to be derived. SSTs derived from the Advanced Along-Track ...

Anne G. O’Carroll; John R. Eyre; Roger W. Saunders

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

The Role of Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation in the Relationship between Tropical Convection and Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the authors study the influence of the large-scale atmospheric circulation on the relationship between sea surface temperature (SST) and tropical convection inferred from outgoing longwave radiation (OLR). They find that under ...

K-M. Lau; H-T. Wu; S. Bony

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Observed Nonlinearities of Monthly Teleconnections between Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies and Central and Eastern North American Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most investigations of relationships between tropical Pacific sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) events and regional climate patterns have assumed the teleconnections to be linear, whereby the climate patterns associated with cold SSTA events ...

David L. Montroy; Michael B. Richman; Peter J. Lamb

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Relative Controls of Asian–Pacific Summer Climate by Asian Land and Tropical–North Pacific Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dominant pattern of summertime tropical and North Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) is characterized by an out-of-phase relationship between the tropics and the extratropics. This pattern, defined as the tropical–North Pacific mode (TNPM) ...

Ping Zhao; Song Yang; Maoqiu Jian; Junming Chen

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Prediction Skill and Bias of Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures in the NCEP Climate Forecast System Version 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The prediction skill and bias of tropical Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) in the retrospective forecasts of the Climate Forecast System, version 2 (CFSv2), of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction were examined. The CFSv2 was ...

Yan Xue; Mingyue Chen; Arun Kumar; Zeng-Zhen Hu; Wanqiu Wang

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

The Impact of Radar Data on Short-Term Forecasts of Surface Temperature, Dewpoint Depression, and Wind Speed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A statistical system that uses surface observations and radar data to provide 1-, 3-, and 6-h forecasts of temperature, dewpoint depression, and wind speed is developed. Application of the system to independent data demonstrates that the radar ...

Emily K. Grover-Kopec; J. Michael Fritsch

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

A Model Study of Oceanic Mechanisms Affecting Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature during the 1997–98 El Niño  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the processes affecting sea surface temperature variability over the 1992–98 period, encompassing the very strong 1997–98 El Niño event, are analyzed. A tropical Pacific Ocean general circulation model, forced by a combination of ...

Jérôme Vialard; Christophe Menkes; Jean-Philippe Boulanger; Pascale Delecluse; Eric Guilyardi; Michael J. McPhaden; Gurvan Madec

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Simulated Relationships between Sea Surface Temperatures and Tropical Convection in Climate Models and Their Implications for Tropical Cyclone Activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of enhanced atmospheric CO2 concentrations on tropical convection and sea surface temperatures (SSTs) over the global tropics is assessed using five fully coupled atmospheric–oceanic general circulation models (AOGCMs). Relationships ...

Jenni L. Evans; Jeffrey J. Waters

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Principal Modes of Atmospheric Variability in Model Atmospheres with and without Anomalous Sea Surface Temperature Forcing in the Tropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Principal modes of low-frequency atmospheric variability and the influence of sea surface temperature anomalies on such modes are investigated by examining the output from two general circulation model experiments. In the first experiment (the “...

In-Sik Kang; Ngar-Cheung Lau

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

A Southeastern South American Daily Gridded Dataset of Observed Surface Minimum and Maximum Temperature for 1961–2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a southeastern South American gridded dataset of daily minimum and maximum surface temperatures for 1961–2000. The data used for the gridding are observed daily data from meteorological stations in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and ...

Bárbara Tencer; Matilde Rusticucci; Phil Jones; David Lister

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Regional Patterns of Sea Surface Temperature Change: A Source of Uncertainty in Future Projections of Precipitation and Atmospheric Circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitation change in response to global warming has profound impacts on environment for life but is highly uncertain. Effects of sea surface temperature (SST) warming on the response of rainfall and atmospheric overturning circulation are ...

Jian Ma; Shang-Ping Xie

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Use of WindSat to Extend a Microwave-Based Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Time Series  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NOAA ¼° daily optimum interpolation sea surface temperature analysis (DOISST) is available either as a 31-yr (from 1981 onward) time series based on Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) observations or as a 9-yr (2002–11) time ...

Viva F. Banzon; Richard W. Reynolds

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

A Continental-Scale Classification of Rainfall Seasonality Regimes in Africa Based on Gridded Precipitation and Land Surface Temperature Products  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A classification of rainfall seasonality regimes in Africa was derived from gridded rainfall and land surface temperature products. By adapting a method that goes back to Walter and Lieth’s approach of presenting climatic diagrams, relationships ...

Stefanie M. Herrmann; Karen I. Mohr

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Analysis of General Circulation Model Sea-Surface Temperature Anomaly Simulations Using a Linear Model. Part I: Forced Solutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experiments are presented which indicate that many features of the response of a general circulation model to sea-surface temperature anomalies in the equatorial Pacific east of the dateline can be reproduced with a linear nondivergent barotropic ...

Grant Branstator

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

The Influence of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients on Stratiform Cloudiness along the Equatorial Front in the Pacific Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Satellite observations of visible cloudiness and sea surface temperature (SST) are used to test the hypothesis that the configuration of cool low-level winds blowing across a sharp SST front in the equatorial eastern Pacific gives rise to ...

Clara Deser; Susan Wahl; John J. Bates

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Potential Predictability of Northern America Surface Temperature -- Part I: Information-based vs signal-to-noise based metrics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the potential predictability of the Northern America (NA) surface air temperature was explored using information-based predictability framework and ENSEMBLE multiple model ensembles. Emphasis was put on the comparison of ...

Y. Tang; D. Chen; X. Yan

359

Multi-Model Assessment of Regional Surface Temperature Trends: CMIP3 and CMIP5 20th Century Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Regional surface temperature trends from the CMIP3 and CMIP5 20th century runs are compared with observations -- at spatial scales ranging from global averages to individual grid points -- using simulated intrinsic climate variability from pre-...

Thomas R. Knutson; Fanrong Zeng; Andrew T. Wittenberg

360

A Bayesian Assessment of Climate Change Using Multimodel Ensembles. Part II: Regional and Seasonal Mean Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Bayesian approach is applied to the observed regional and seasonal surface air temperature (SAT) changes using single-model ensembles (SMEs) with the ECHO-G model and multimodel ensembles (MMEs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (...

Seung-Ki Min; Andreas Hense

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

A General Circulation Model Study of January Climate Anomaly Patterns Associated with Interannual Variation of Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures  

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A general circulation model has been run in the perpetual January mode to produce several long-term simulations, each distinguished by a different imposed equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature. From each of them simulations we have extracted ...

Maurice L. Blackmon; John E. Geisler; Eric J. Pitcher

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Response of the Atmosphere to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies over the Equatorial Pacific and the Teleconnections of the Southern Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to improve our understanding of the role of equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the Southern Oscillation and the variability of the Walker Circulation, we have conducted sensitivity studies with warm SSTA's over ...

R. N. Keshavamurty

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Simultaneous Retrieval of Diurnal to Seasonal Surface Temperatures and Emissivities over SGP ARM–CART Site Using GOES Split Window  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

GOES-8 thermal infrared split window measurements have been used with a simultaneous land surface temperature (LST)–spectral emissivity retrieval algorithm to examine the potential of a combined retrieval methodology cast into a variational ...

David A. Faysash; Eric A. Smith

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Effects of Historical Urbanization in the Brussels Capital Region on Surface Air Temperature Time Series: A Model Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors examine the local impact of change in impervious surfaces in the Brussels capital region (BCR), Belgium, on trends in maximum, minimum, and mean temperatures between 1960 and 1999. Specifically, data are combined from remote sensing ...

R. Hamdi; A. Deckmyn; P. Termonia; G. R. Demarée; P. Baguis; S. Vanhuysse; E. Wolff

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Examining the Effects of Dust Aerosols on Satellite Sea Surface Temperatures in the Mediterranean Sea Using the Medspiration Matchup Database  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dust aerosol plumes from the Sahara cover the Mediterranean Sea regularly during the summer months (June–August) and occasionally during other seasons. Dust can absorb infrared longwave radiation, thus causing a drop in sea surface temperature (...

Ana B. Ruescas; Manuel Arbelo; Jose A. Sobrino; Cristian Mattar

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Sea Surface Temperature and Large-Scale Circulation Influences on Tropical Greenhouse Effect and Cloud Radiative Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two independent sets of meteorological reanalyses are used to investigate relationships between the tropical sea surface temperature (SST) and the large-scale vertical motion of the atmosphere for spatial and seasonal variations, as well as for ...

S. Bony; K-M. Lau; Y. C. Sud

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

The Influence of Coupled Sea Surface Temperatures on the Madden–Julian Oscillation: A Model Perturbation Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the authors compare the Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) variability in the Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres atmospheric general circulation model for two different sea surface temperature (SST) boundary conditions. In the “...

Duane E. Waliser; K. M. Lau; Jae-Hoon Kim

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

A Remote-Sensing Method of Selecting Reference Stations for Evaluating Urbanization Effect on Surface Air Temperature Trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the global lands, the bias of urbanization effects still exits in the surface air temperature series of many city weather stations to a certain extent. Reliable reference climate stations need to be selected for the detection and correction of ...

Yuyu Ren; Guoyu Ren

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Regional Climate Model Simulations of U.S. Precipitation and Surface Air Temperature during 1982–2002: Interannual Variation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5)-based regional climate model (CMM5) capability in simulating the interannual variations of U.S. precipitation and surface air temperature during 1982–2002 is evaluated ...

Jinhong Zhu; Xin-Zhong Liang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Estimating the Urban Bias of Surface Shelter Temperatures Using Upper-Air and Satellite Data. Part II: Estimation of the Urban Bias  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A methodology is presented for estimating the urban bias of surface shelter temperatures due to the effect of the urban heat island. Multiple regression techniques were used to predict surface shelter temperatures based on the time period 1986?89 ...

David L. Epperson; Jerry M. Davis; Peter Bloomfield; Thomas R. Karl; Alan L. McNab; Kevin P. Gallo

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

A Satellite-Derived Climate-Quality Data Record of the Clear-Sky Surface Temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors have developed a climate-quality data record of the clear-sky surface temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet using the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) ice-surface temperature (IST) algorithm. Daily and monthly ...

Dorothy K. Hall; Josefino C. Comiso; Nicolo E. DiGirolamo; Christopher A. Shuman; Jeffrey R. Key; Lora S. Koenig

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Some Long-Term Relations Between Equatorial Sea-Surface Temperature, the Four Centers of Action and 700 mb Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relation between sea-surface temperature (SST) in the eastern equatorial Pacific (0°–10°S, 180°–;80°W), and surface pressure, latitude and longitude of the four centers of action (Icelandic and Aleutian Lows, Atlantic and Pacific Highs), has ...

J. K. Angell; J. Korshover

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Frequency-Wavenumber Spectra of Sea Surface Temperature and Wind-Stress Curl in the Eastern North Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Frequency-wavenumber spectra of sea surface temperature and wind-stress curl are computed from 11 years of surface marine observations taken in the eastern North Pacific. These data were averaged by month and 2° quadrangles to yield spectra with ...

Artemio Gallegos-Garcia; William J. Emery; Robert O. Reid; Lorenz Magaard

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

The Predictability of Soil Moisture and Near-Surface Temperature in Hindcasts of the NCEP Seasonal Forecast Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using the NCEP–DOE reanalysis (R-2) soil wetness and the NCEP Seasonal Forecast System, seasonal predictability of the soil moisture and near-surface temperature, and the role of land surface initial conditions are examined. Two sets of forecasts ...

Masao Kanamitsu; Cheng-Hsuan Lu; Jae Schemm; Wesley Ebisuzaki

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Simulated Diurnal Range and Variability of Surface Temperature in a Global Climate Model for Present and Doubled C02 Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The variability of surface temperature simulated by a global climate model with a simple mixed-layer ocean is analyzed. The simulated diurnal and seasonal ranges of temperature are compared with observation, as is the day-to-day and interannual ...

Hong Xing Cao; J. F. B. Mitchell; J. R. Lavery

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

XMM-Newton observations of the Perseus Cluster I: The temperature and surface brightness structure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present preliminary results of the XMM-Newton 50 ksec observation of the Perseus cluster. The global east/west asymmetry of the gas temperature and surface brightness distributions, approximately aligned with the chain of bright galaxies, suggests an ongoing merger, although the modest degree of the observed asymmetry certainly excludes a major merger interpretation. The chain of galaxies probably traces the filament along which accretion has started some time ago and is continuing at the present time. A cold and dense (low entropy) cluster core like Perseus is probably well "protected" against the penetration of the gas of infalling groups and poor clusters whereas in non-cooling core clusters like Coma and A1367, infalling subclusters can penetrate deeply into the core region. In Perseus, gas associated with infalling groups may be stripped completely at the outskirts of the main cluster and only compression waves (shocks) may reach the central regions. We argue that the passage of such a wave(s) can qualitatively explain the overall horseshoe shaped appearance of the gas temperature map (the hot horseshoe surrounds the colder, low entropy core) as well as other features of the Perseus cluster core. As compression waves traverse the cluster core, they can induce oscillatory motion of the cluster gas which can generate multiple sharp "edges", on opposite sides or the central galaxy. Gas motions induced by mergers may be a natural way to explain the high frequency of "edges" seen in clusters with cooling cores.

E. Churazov; W. Forman; C. Jones; H. Böhringer

2003-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

377

Layer Formation On Metal Surfaces In Lead-Bismuth At High Temperatures In Presence Of Zirconium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

If the operating temperature lead–bismuth cooled fission reactor could be extended to 800 °C, they could produce hydrogen directly from water. A key issue for the deployment of this technology at these temperatures is the corrosion of the fuel cladding and structural materials by the lead–bismuth. Corrosion studies of several metals were performed to correlate the interaction layer formation rate as a function of time, temperature, and alloy compositions. The interaction layer is defined as the narrow band between the alloy substrate and the solidified lead–bismuth eutectic on the surface. Coupons of HT-9, 410, 316L, and F22 were tested at 550 and 650 °C for 1000 h inside a zirconium corrosion cell. The oxygen potential ranged from approximately 10-22 to 10-19 Pa. Analyses were performed on the coupons to determine the depth of the interaction layer and the composition, at each time step (100, 300, and 1000 h). The thickness of the interaction layer on F22 at 550 °C was 25.3 µm, the highest of all the alloys tested, whereas at 650 °C, the layer thickness was only 5.6 µm, the lowest of all the alloys tested. The growth of the interaction layer on F22 at 650 °C was suppressed, owing to the presence of Zr (at 1500 wppm) in the LBE. In the case of 316L, the interaction layers of 4.9 and 10.6 µm were formed at 550 and 650 °C, respectively.

Loewen, Eric Paul; Yount, Hannah J.; Volk, Kevin; Kumar, Arvind

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

The Influence of the Madden–Julian Oscillation on Ocean Surface Heat Fluxes and Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) involves pronounced variations in convection and large-scale circulation throughout the tropical troposphere. In addition, the MJO is also related to dynamic and thermodynamic variability near the surface and ...

Charles Jones; Duane E. Waliser; Catherine Gautier

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Global Fields of Soil Moisture and Land Surface Evapotranspiration Derived from Observed Precipitation and Surface Air Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The global fields of normal monthly soil moisture and land surface evapotranspiration are derived with a simple water budget model that has precipitation and potential evapotranspiration as inputs. The precipitation is observed and the potential ...

Y. Mintz; G. K. Walker

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Sensitivity of Latent Heat Flux from PILPS Land-Surface Schemes to Perturbations of Surface Air Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the PILPS Phase 2a experiment, 23 land-surface schemes were compared in an off-line control experiment using observed meteorological data from Cabauw, the Netherlands. Two simple sensitivity experiments were also undertaken in which the ...

Weiqing Qu; A. Henderson-Sellers; A. J. Pitman; T. H. Chen; F. Abramopoulos; A. Boone; S. Chang; F. Chen; Y. Dai; R. E. Dickinson; L. Dümenil; M. Ek; N. Gedney; Y. M. Gusev; J. Kim; R. Koster; E. A. Kowalczyk; J. Lean; D. Lettenmaier; X. Liang; J.-F. Mahfouf; H.-T. Mengelkamp; K. Mitchell; O. N. Nasonova; J. Noilhan; A. Robock; C. Rosenzweig; J. Schaake; C. A. Schlosser; J.-P. Schulz; A. B. Shmakin; D. L. Verseghy; P. Wetzel; E. F. Wood; Z.-L. Yang; Q. Zeng

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

An Assessment of the Sea Surface Temperature Influence on Surface Wind Stress in Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability of six climate models to capture the observed coupling between SST and surface wind stress in the vicinity of strong midlatitude SST fronts is analyzed. The analysis emphasizes air–sea interactions associated with ocean meanders in ...

Eric D. Maloney; Dudley B. Chelton

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Role of Net Surface Heat Flux in Seasonal Variations of Sea Surface Temperature in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present study used a new net surface heat flux (Qnet) product obtained from the Objective Analyzed Air–Sea Fluxes (OAFlux) project and the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) to examine two specific issues—one is to ...

Lisan Yu; Xiangze Jin; Robert A. Weller

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Fast surface temperature measurement of Teflon propellant-in-pulsed ablative discharges using HgCdTe photovoltaic cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-speed mercury cadmium telluride photovoltaic detectors, sensitive to infrared emission, are investigated as a means of measuring surface temperature on a microsecond time frame during pulsed ablative discharges with Teflon trade mark sign as the ablated material. Analysis is used to derive a governing equation for detector output voltage for materials with wavelength dependent emissivity. The detector output voltage is experimentally calibrated against thermocouples embedded in heated Teflon. Experimental calibration is performed with Teflon that has been exposed to {approx}200 pulsed discharges and non-plasma-exposed Teflon and is compared to theoretical predictions to analyze emissivity differences. The diagnostic capability is evaluated with measurements of surface temperature from the Teflon propellant of electric micropulsed plasma thrusters. During the pulsed current discharge, there is insufficient information to claim that the surface temperature is accurately measured. However, immediately following the discharge, the postpulse cooling curve is measured. The statistical spread of postpulse surface temperature from shot to shot, most likely due to arc constriction and localization, is investigated to determine an operational envelope for postpulse temperature and mass ablation. This information is useful for determining postpulse ablation contributions to mass loss as well as evaluation of theoretical discharge models currently under development.

Antonsen, Erik L.; Burton, Rodney L.; Reed, Garrett A.; Spanjers, Gregory G. [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 61801 (United States); ERC Inc., Edwards AFB, California 93524 (United States); Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States)

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

384

Modeling Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperature with Satellite-Derived Solar Radiative Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two independent datasets for the solar radiation at the surface derived from satellites are compared. The data derived from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) is for the net solar radiation at the surface whereas the International ...

Richard Seager; M. Benno Blumenthal

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

The Response of Tropical Cyclone Statistics to an Increase in CO2 with Fixed Sea Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects on tropical cyclone statistics of doubling CO2, with fixed sea surface temperatures (SSTs), are compared to the effects of a 2-K increase in SST, with fixed CO2, using a 50-km resolution global atmospheric model. Confirming earlier ...

Isaac M. Held; Ming Zhao

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Statistical Dependence of Albedo and Cloud Cover on Sea Surface Temperature for Two Tropical Marine Stratocumulus Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship between sea surface temperature (SST) and albedo or cloud cover is examined for two tropical regions with high values of cloud radiative forcing and persistent marine stratocumulus (mSc)–one off the west coast of Peru, the other ...

Lazaros Oreopoulos; Roger Davies

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Seasonal Prediction of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Using a Suite of 13 Coupled Atmosphere–Ocean Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improved seasonal prediction of sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies over the global oceans is the theme of this paper. Using 13 state-of-the-art coupled global atmosphere–ocean models and 13 yr of seasonal forecasts, the performance of ...

T. N. Krishnamurti; Arindam Chakraborty; Ruby Krishnamurti; William K. Dewar; Carol Anne Clayson

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Air–Sea Heat Exchange along the Northern Sea Surface Temperature Front in the Eastern Tropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric response to the oceanic forcing in the eastern Pacific along the northern equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) front is investigated in terms of sensible and latent heat flux during the 6-month period from 28 July 1999 to 27 ...

Nicolai Thum; Steven K. Esbensen; Dudley B. Chelton; Michael J. McPhaden

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Free and Forced Variability of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean: Role of the Wind–Evaporation–Sea Surface Temperature Feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of the wind–evaporation–sea surface temperature (WES) feedback in the low-frequency natural variability of the tropical Atlantic is studied using an atmospheric global climate model—the NCAR Community Climate Model, version 3 (CCM3)—...

Salil Mahajan; R. Saravanan; Ping Chang

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

The Impact of Spume Droplets and Wave Stress Parameterizations on Simulated Near-Surface Maritime Wind and Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of ocean gravity waves on the wind and temperature above the surface is investigated using a one-dimensional boundary layer model. The effect of the wave-induced stress is evaluated using three parameterizations: wave age (WaAg), ...

Valdir Innocentini; Iury Angelo Gonçalves

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

On the Role of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients in Forcing Low-Level Winds and Convergence in the Tropics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We examine the importance of pressure gradients due to surface temperature gradients to low-level (p ? 700 mb) flow and convergence in the tropics over time scales 1 month. The latter plays a crucial role in determining the distribution of ...

Richard S. Lindzen; Sumant Nigam

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Radiometric Validation of ERS-1 Along-Track Scanning Radiometer Average Sea Surface Temperature in the Atlantic Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ERS-1 along-track scanning radiometer (ATSR) provides a half-degree latitude by half-degree longitude average sea surface temperature (ASST) measurement representative of the thermal skin layer of the ocean that is intended for use in global ...

Craig J. Donlon; Ian S. Robinson

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Physical Mechanisms of the Wintertime Surface Air Temperature Variability in South Korea and the near-7-Day Oscillations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first three principal modes of wintertime surface temperature variability in Seoul, South Korea (37.33°N, 126.59°E), are extracted from the 1979–2008 observed records via cyclostationary EOF (CSEOF) analysis. The first mode represents the ...

Kwang-Yul Kim; Joon-Woo Roh

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Nonlinear Trends, Long-Range Dependence, and Climate Noise Properties of Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the significance of trends of four temperature time series—Central England Temperature (CET), Stockholm, Faraday-Vernadsky, and Alert. First the robustness and accuracy of various trend detection methods are examined: ...

Christian Franzke

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Projected Tasman Sea extremes in sea surface temperature through the 21st Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ocean climate extremes have received little treatment in the literature, aside from coastal sea level and temperatures affecting coral bleaching. Further, it is notable that extremes, e.g., temperature and precipitation, are typically not well ...

Eric C. J. Oliver; Simon J. Wotherspoon; Matt A. Chamberlain; Neil J. Holbrook

396

Sensitivity of Surface Air Temperature Analyses to Background and Observation Errors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional variational method is used to analyze 2-m air temperatures over a limited domain (4° latitude × 4° longitude) in order to evaluate approaches to examining the sensitivity of the temperature analysis to the specification of ...

Daniel P. Tyndall; John D. Horel; Manuel S. F. V. de Pondeca

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Variations in Surface Air Temperatures: Part 2. Arctic Regions, 1881–1980  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe annual and seasonal changes in air temperatures over high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere during the period 1881–1980. Trends (that is, fluctuations on time scales greater than 20 years) in the average temperature of the Arctic ...

P. M. Kelly; P. D. Jones; C. B. Sear; B. S. G. Cherry; R. K. Tavakol

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Surface Water Temperatures At Shore Stations, United States West Coast 1974  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that monitors the cooling intake water for the generators.takes daily water temperatures at the intake pipe to theirof hot water is outside the bay, the intake temperatures are

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Surface Water Temperatures At Shore Stations, United States West Coast 1973  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that monitors the cooling intake water for the generators.takes daily water temperatures at the intake pipe to theirof hot water is outside the bay, the intake temperatures are

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Photodissociation of methyl iodide adsorbed on low-temperature amorphous ice surfaces  

SciTech Connect

Photodissociation dynamics of methyl iodide (CH{sub 3}I) adsorbed on both amorphous solid water (ASW) and porous amorphous solid water (PASW) has been investigated. The ejected ground-state I({sup 2}P{sub 3/2}) and excited-state I({sup 2}P{sub 1/2}) photofragments produced by 260- and 290-nm photons were detected using laser resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization. In contrast to gas-phase photodissociation, (i) the I({sup 2}P{sub 3/2}) photofragment is favored compared to I({sup 2}P{sub 1/2}) at both wavelengths, (ii) I({sup 2}P{sub 3/2}) and I({sup 2}P{sub 1/2}) have velocity distributions that depend upon ice morphology, and (iii) I{sub 2} is produced on ASW. The total iodine [I({sup 2}P{sub 3/2})+I({sup 2}P{sub 1/2})+I{sub 2}] yield varies with substrate morphology, with greater yield from ASW than PASW using both 260- and 290-nm photons. Temperature-programmed desorption studies demonstrate that ice porosity enhances the trapping of adsorbed CH{sub 3}I, while pore-free ice likely allows monomer adsorption and the formation of two-dimensional CH{sub 3}I clusters. Reactions or collisions involving these clusters, I atomic fragments, or I-containing molecular fragments at the vacuum-surface interface can result in I{sub 2} formation.

DeSimone, Alice J.; Olanrewaju, Babajide O.; Grieves, Gregory A. [School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0400 (United States); Orlando, Thomas M. [School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0400 (United States); School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0400 (United States)

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Tropical Warm Pool Surface Heat Budgets and Temperature: Contrasts between1997/98 El Niño and 1998/99 La Niña  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seasonal to interannual variations of the net surface heating (FNET) and its relationship to sea surface temperature tendency (dTs/dt) in the tropical eastern Indian and western Pacific Oceans are studied for the period October 1997–September ...

Shu-Hsien Chou; Ming-Dah Chou; Pui-King Chan; Po-Hsiung Lin; Kung-Hwa Wang

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Field Results from a Second-Generation Ocean/Lake Surface Contact Heat Flux, Solar Irradiance, and Temperature Measurement Instrument—The Multisensor Float  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes results from two field programs that support development of a wave-following surface contact multisensor float (MSF) designed to simultaneously measure net surface heat flux, net solar irradiance, and water temperature. The ...

J. P. Boyle

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Deriving the Surface Soil Heat Flux from Observed Soil Temperature and Soil Heat Flux Profiles Using a Variational Data Assimilation Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel approach to infer surface soil heat fluxes from measured profiles of soil temperature, soil heat flux, and observations of the vegetation canopy temperature and the incoming shortwave radiation is evaluated for the Cabauw measurement ...

R. J. Ronda; F. C. Bosveld

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Analyzing signatures of aerosol-cloud interactions from satellite retrievals and the GISS GCM to constrain the aerosol indirect effect  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

temperatures and increased subsidence for less clean cases,indicate uniformally low subsidence over most of the do-simulations. Simulated subsidence rates are weaker for all

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Stability of carbon fiber surface chemistry under temperature and its influence on interfacial adhesion with polymer matrices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermal stability of the surface chemistry of a surface treated carbon fiber was investigated by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Within a range of temperatures from room temperature to 400 C, the only surface functionalities that decomposed were carboxylic acids and dangling nitrogen containing functionalities like amines, amides or nitriles. Significant amounts of water were desorbed as well. This study enabled the testing of the coherence our the fitting of the C(1s), O(1s) and N(1s) peaks. Particularly, when considering the fitting of in the O(1s) peak, carboxylic acids were shown to be included in a single component peak centered at a binding energy of 532.1 eV. The reaction of the carbon fiber surface and an acrylate resin at high temperature, because of the decomposition of carboxylic acids, was highlighted by Differential Scanning Calorimetry. The thermal history of the composite material during its manufacture appeared to be a major influence on the nature of the interactions generated at the fiber-matrix interface and the resulting mechanical properties.

Vautard, Frederic [ORNL; Grappe, Hippolyte A [ORNL; Ozcan, Soydan [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Surface Water Temperatures At Shore Stations, United States West Coast 1975 - 1976  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that monitors the cooling intake water for the generators.Thermograph record of intake water at Pacific Gas andtakes daily water temperatures at the intake pipe to their

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Influences of biomass heat and biochemical energy storages on the land surface fluxes and radiative temperature  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Influences of biomass heat and biochemical energy storages on the land surface fluxes and radiative energy storages for land-atmosphere interactions, an issue that has been largely neglected so far. We the representation of biomass energy storages against measurements of surface energy and CO2 fluxes. We

408

MULTI-PHASE HIGH TEMPERATURE ALLOYS AND PROGRESS IN CONTROLLED OXIDATION FOR FUNCTIONAL AND PROTECTIVE SURFACES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-phase strengthened Fe-base alloys for improved elevated temperature strength in fossil energy system components-temperature strength is a major issue for hot components in advanced fossil energy conversion and combustion systems-containing environments such as those encountered in advanced fossil energy steam plants. Controlled Oxidation for Near

409

Seasonal Surface Air Temperature and Precipitation in the FSU Climate Model Coupled to the CLM2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current Florida State University (FSU) climate model is upgraded by coupling the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Land Model Version 2 (CLM2) as its land component in order to make a better simulation of surface air ...

D. W. Shin; S. Cocke; T. E. LaRow; James J. O’Brien

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

A Mesoscale Analysis Method for Surface Potential Temperature in Mountainous and Coastal Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique is developed to anisotropically spread surface observations in steep valleys. The goal is to create an improved objective analysis for the lowest, terrain-following numerical weather prediction (NWP) model level in mountainous ...

Xingxiu Deng; Roland Stull

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Large-Scale Effects on the Regulation of Tropical Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dominant terms in the surface energy budget of the tropical oceans are absorption of solar radiation and evaporative cooling. If it is assumed that relative humidity in the boundary layer remains constant, evaporative cooling will increase ...

Dennis L. Hartmann; Marc L. Michelsen

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Interannual and Seasonal Variability of the Surface Energy Balance and Temperature of Central Great Slave Lake  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses interannual and seasonal variability in the thermal regime and surface energy fluxes in central Great Slave Lake during three contiguous open-water periods, two of which overlap the Canadian Global Energy and Water Cycle ...

Wayne R. Rouse; Claire M. Oswald; Jacqueline Binyamin; Peter D. Blanken; William M. Schertzer; Christopher Spence

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Recent Interannual Variations in Solar Radiation, Cloudiness, and Surface Temperature at the South Pole  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Incoming global solar irradiance measured at the surface at the South Pole unexpectedly decreased steadily by 15% from 1976 through 1987 during the late austral summer season, whereas no trend is apparent for September through December. February'...

Ellsworth G. Dutton; Robert S. Stone; Donald W. Nelson; Bernard G. Mendonca

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

The Impact of North Atlantic–Arctic Multidecadal Variability on Northern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The twentieth-century Northern Hemisphere surface climate exhibits a long-term warming trend largely caused by anthropogenic forcing, with natural decadal climate variability superimposed on it. This study addresses the possible origin and ...

Vladimir A. Semenov; Mojib Latif; Dietmar Dommenget; Noel S. Keenlyside; Alexander Strehz; Thomas Martin; Wonsun Park

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Spring Phenology: Nature's Experiment to Detect the Effect of “Green-Up” on Surface Maximum Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In spring many plants break dormancy and begin foliage production. The appearance of leaves (the “green-up” period) triggers a rapid increase in transpiration at the surface as well as changes in albedo. Subsequently, these processes alter the ...

Mark D. Schwartz; Thomas R. Karl

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Satellite-Observed Surface Temperature Changes after the 2004 Taylor Complex Fire in Alaska  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land-use and land-cover change has been recognized as a key component in global climate change. In the boreal forest ecosystem, fires often cause significant changes in vegetation structure and surface biophysical characteristics, which in turn ...

Jianjun Ge

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Quantifying Land Surface Temperature Variability for Two Sahelian Mesoscale Regions during the Wet Season  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land–atmosphere feedbacks play an important role in the weather and climate of many semiarid regions. These feedbacks are strongly controlled by how the surface responds to precipitation events, which regulate the return of heat and moisture to ...

Martin G. De Kauwe; Christopher M. Taylor; Philip P. Harris; Graham P. Weedon; Richard. J. Ellis

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Infrared Interferometric Measurements of the Near-Surface Air Temperature over the Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The radiometric measurement of the marine air temperature using a Fourier transform infrared spectroradiometer is described. The measurements are taken by the Marine-Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (M-AERI) that has been deployed on ...

P. J. Minnett; K. A. Maillet; J. A. Hanafin; B. J. Osborne

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Reconciling the Spatial Distribution of the Surface Temperature Trends in the Southeastern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study attempts to explain the considerable spatial heterogeneity in the observed linear trends of monthly mean maximum and minimum temperatures (Tmax and Tmin) from station observations in the southeastern (SE) United States (specifically ...

V. Misra; J.-P. Michael; R. Boyles; E. P. Chassignet; M. Griffin; J. J. O’Brien

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Variations in Surface Air Temperatures: Part 1. Northern Hemisphere, 1881–1980  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have produced, using objective techniques, a long-term series of average Northern Hemisphere temperatures based on monthly mean station data gridded on a 5° latitude by 10° longitude grid. Difficulties in the estimation of this parameter are ...

P. D. Jones; T. M. L. Wigley; P. M. Kelly

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

The Empirical Angular Function Approach: Testing Sea Surface Temperature Satellite Retrievals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, a statistical procedure was proposed to analyze the angular effect in the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) brightness temperatures. The estimated empirical angular functions (EAF) over the oceans allow one to check ...

Aleksandr M. Ignatov; G. Garik Gutman

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Surface Water Vapor Pressure and Temperature Trends in North America during 1948–2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over one-quarter billion hourly values of temperature and relative humidity observed at 309 stations located across North America during 1948–2010 were studied. The water vapor pressure was determined and seasonal averages were computed. Data were ...

V. Isaac; W. A. van Wijngaarden

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Anthropogenic Moisture Effects on WRF Summertime Surface Temperature and Mixing Ratio Forecast Skill In Southern California  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale forecasts for the Los Angeles basin made with the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) exhibited a moderate to substantial warm temperature bias for extended ...

Rich F. Coleman; James F. Drake; Michael D. McAtee; Leslie O. Belsma

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Difficulties in Obtaining Reliable Temperature Trends: Reconciling the Surface and Satellite Microwave Sounding Unit Records  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A chronic difficulty in obtaining reliable climate records from satellites has been changes in instruments, platforms, equator-crossing times, and algorithms. The microwave sounding unit (MSU) tropospheric temperature record has overcome some of ...

James W. Hurrell; Kevin E. Trenberth

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Surface Water Temperatures, Salinities and Densities At Shore Stations, United States West Coast 1991  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

off tlw rocks near the water intake for the laboratory. T hthat monitors the cooling intake water for the gen- erators.of hot water is outside the bay, the intake temperatures are

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Surface Water Temperatures, Salinities and Densities At Shore Stations, United States West Coast 1990  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

off the rocks near the water intake for the laboratory. Thethat monitors the cooling intake water for the generators.of hot water is outside the bay, the intake temperatures

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Surface Water Temperatures, Salinities and Densities At Shore Stations, United States West Coast 1992  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

off the rocks near the water intake for the laboratory. Thethat monitors the cooling intake water for the gen­ erators.of hot water is outside the bay, the intake temperatures are

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Surface Water Temperatures, Salinities and Densities At Shore Stations, United States West Coast 1993  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

off the rocks near the water intake for the laboratory. T hthat monitors the cooling intake water for the generators.of hot water is outside the bay, the intake temperatures are

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Evaluations of Mesoscale Models' Simulations of Near-Surface Winds, Temperature Gradients, and Mixing Depths  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale meteorological models are being used to provide inputs of winds, vertical temperature and stability structure, mixing depths, and other parameters to atmospheric transport and dispersion models. An evaluation methodology is suggested ...

Steven R. Hanna; Ruixin Yang

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Measuring High-Frequency Humidity, Temperature and Radio Refractive Index in the Surface Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three different instrument systems are compared in their ability to either directly or indirectly measure humidity, temperature, and refractive-index fluctuations. Each system consists of a basic instrument—a Lyman-? hygrometer, an infrared ...

J. T. Priestley; R. J. Hill

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Dominant Modes of Wintertime Upper-Tropospheric Temperature Variations over Asia and Links to Surface Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the authors investigate the variations and predictability of wintertime upper-tropospheric temperature (UTT) over Asia, which are often linked to severe climate anomalies, and the associated features of large-scale circulation and ...

Xingwen Jiang; Song Yang; Yueqing Li; Zongjian Ke; Jianping Li; Haoran Hu

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Retrieval of Precipitable Water from Observations in the Split Window over Varying Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The split window technique makes use of two differentially absorbing channels in the 11 ?m region to remove the attenuating effects of atmospheric absorption so as to achieve a better estimate of the underlying skin temperature than could be ...

Thomas J. Kleespies; Larry M. McMillin

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Surface Temperature and Humidity Trends in Canada for 1953–2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Annual and seasonal trends in temperature, dewpoint, relative humidity, and specific humidity are presented for the period 1953–2005. The analysis uses hourly observations from 75 climatological stations across Canada. Data were examined for ...

Lucie A. Vincent; William A. van Wijngaarden; Ron Hopkinson

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

A Look at the Surface-Based Temperature Inversion on the Antarctic Plateau  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data from radiosondes, towers, and a thermistor string are used to characterize the temperature inversion at two stations: the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole, and the somewhat higher and colder Dome C Station at a lower latitude.

Stephen R. Hudson; Richard E. Brandt

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Room temperature study of a strain-induced electronic superstructure on a magnetite (111) surface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A magnetite (Fe3O4) single crystal (111) surface has been studied at various oxygen-iron surface stoichiometries. The stoichiometry was modified by controlling the in-situ sample anneal conditions. We have found the conditions that lead to the formation of an oxygen-rich surface that forms a quasi-hexagonal superstructure with a 42A periodicity. The superstructure is highly regular and was observed by both LEED and STM. The superstructure consists of three regions, two of which have identical atomic scale structures with a periodicity of 2.8A, and a third having a periodicity that is about 10% larger (3.1A). The subtle difference in the atomic periodicities between the three areas results from the modulation of intrinsic strain developed along the surface. The superstructure results from electronic effects rather than being a mosaic of different iron oxide terminations. The onset of the superstructure is sensitive to the surface stoichiometry. From our results we could estimate the critical density of defects leading to the disappearance of the superstructure. We have modelled the experimental results and calculated the electron density using a DFT algorithm. The model clearly shows the development of strain along the surface.

N. Berdunov; S. Murphy; G. Mariotto; I. V. Shvets

2004-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

436

Adsorption of Ions on Zirconium Oxide Surfaces from Aqueous Solutions at High Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents results of an experimental program aimed first at determining the surface charge on zirconium oxide particles to 290 °C, or 554 °F (a limitation of the available equipment), as well as the concomitant effect of zero net point of charge pH (pHznpc). Additional experiments established the effect of boric acid and the nature of the cation in solution on the surface charge on zirconium oxide. Experiments measured the uptake and release of lithium ions in basic solutions under con...

2003-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

437

Satellite Measurements of Surface Albedo and Temperatures in Semi-Desert  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurements of surface parameters in an arid steppe (the semi-desert of the northern Sinai) were made from the NOAA-6 satellite to assess the effects of the vegetation recovery in a fenced-off area. The radiances measured in the solar ...

J. Otterman; C. J. Tucker

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Silicon surface and bulk defect passivation by low temperature PECVD oxides and nitrides  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The effectiveness of PECVD passivation of surface and bulk defects in Si, as well as phosphorous diffused emitters, Is investigated and quantified. Significant hydrogen incorporation coupled with high positive charge density in the PECVD SiN layer is found to play an important role in bulk and surface passivation. It is shown that photo-assisted anneal in a forming gas ambient after PECVD depositions significantly improves the passivation of emitter and bulk defects. PECVD passivation of phosphorous doped emitters and boron doped bare Si surfaces is found to be a strong function of doping concentration. Surface recombination velocity of less than 200 cm/s for 0.2 Ohm-cm and less than 1 cm/s for high resistivity substrates ({approximately} Ohm-cm) were achieved. PECVD passivation improved bulk lifetime in the range of 30% to 70% in multicrystalline Si materials. However, the degree of the passivation was found to be highly material specific. Depending upon the passivation scheme, emitter saturation current density (J{sub oe}) can be reduced by a factor of 3 to 9. Finally, the stability of PECVD oxide/nitride passivation under prolonged UV exposure is established.

Chen, Z.; Rohatgi, A. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). Univ. Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education; Ruby, D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Quantifying Land Surface Temperature Variability for Two Sahelian Mesoscale Regions during the Wet Season  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land-atmosphere feedbacks play an important role in the weather and climate of many semi-arid regions. These feedbacks are strongly controlled by how the surface responds to precipitation events, which regulate the return of heat and moisture to ...

Martin G. De Kauwe; Christopher M. Taylor; Philip P. Harris; Graham P. Weedon; Richard J. Ellis

440

Sea Surface Temperatures Computed by a Simple Ocean Mixed Layer Coupled to an Atmospheric GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An ocean mixed layer with fixed depth (50 m) is coupled to a global atmospheric general circulation model (GCM). The mixed layer is a simple slab that allows for seasonal heat storage but has no dynamics (advection or diffusion). The an surface ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Warren M. Washington

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Observational Evidence for the Mutual Regulation of the Tropical Hydrological Cycle and Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the analysis of surface, upper-air, and satellite observations it is suggested that the hydrological cycle associated with the Madden–Julian oscillation acts in the mode of a self-regulating oscillator. The regulation occurs as a feedback ...

Graeme L. Stephens; Peter J. Webster; Richard H. Johnson; Richard Engelen; Tristan L'Ecuyer

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Variations in Surface Air Temperatures. Part 3: The Antarctic, 1957–82  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Antarctic temperature variations for 1957°82 have been objectively analyzed by gridding monthly data, from 16 stations, onto a 5° latitude by 10° longitude grid, from 65 to 90°S. These gridded data were used to calculate monthly values of the ...

S. C. B. Raper; T. M. L. Wigley; P. R. Mayes; P. D. Jones; M. J. Salinger

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Icelandic Coastal Sea Surface Temperature Records Constructed: Putting the Pulse on Air–Sea–Climate Interactions in the Northern North Atlantic. Part I: Comparison with HadISST1 Open-Ocean Surface Temperatures and Preliminary Analysis of Long-Term Patterns and Anomalies of SSTs around Iceland  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new comprehensive record of long-term Icelandic sea surface temperature measurements, which have been updated and filled in with reference to air temperature records, is presented. The new SST series reveal important features of the variability ...

Edward Hanna; Trausti Jónsson; Jon Ólafsson; Hedinn Valdimarsson

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Surface Anchoring of Nematic Phase on Carbon Nanotubes: Nanostructure of Ultra-High Temperature Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclear energy is a dependable and economical source of electricity. Because fuel supply sources are available domestically, nuclear energy can be a strong domestic industry that can reduce dependence on foreign energy sources. Commercial nuclear power plants have extensive security measures to protect the facility from intruders [1]. However, additional research efforts are needed to increase the inherent process safety of nuclear energy plants to protect the public in the event of a reactor malfunction. The next generation nuclear plant (NGNP) is envisioned to utilize a very high temperature reactor (VHTR) design with an operating temperature of 650-1000�°C [2]. One of the most important safety design requirements for this reactor is that it must be inherently safe, i.e., the reactor must shut down safely in the event that the coolant flow is interrupted [2]. This next-generation Gen IV reactor must operate in an inherently safe mode where the off-normal temperatures may reach 1500�°C due to coolant-flow interruption. Metallic alloys used currently in reactor internals will melt at such temperatures. Structural materials that will not melt at such ultra-high temperatures are carbon/graphtic fibers and carbon-matrix composites. Graphite does not have a measurable melting point; it is known to sublime starting about 3300�°C. However, neutron radiation-damage effects on carbon fibers are poorly understood. Therefore, the goal of this project is to obtain a fundamental understanding of the role of nanotexture on the properties of resulting carbon fibers and their neutron-damage characteristics. Although polygranular graphite has been used in nuclear environment for almost fifty years, it is not suitable for structural applications because it do not possess adequate strength, stiffness, or toughness that is required of structural components such as reaction control-rods, upper plenum shroud, and lower core-support plate [2,3]. For structural purposes, composites consisting of strong carbon fibers embedded in a carbon matrix are needed. Such carbon/carbon (C/C) composites have been used in aerospace industry to produce missile nose cones, space shuttle leading edge, and aircraft brake-pads. However, radiation-tolerance of such materials is not adequately known because only limited radiation studies have been performed on C/C composites, which suggest that pitch-based carbon fibers have better dimensional stability than that of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based fibers [4]. The thermodynamically-stable state of graphitic crystalline packing of carbon atoms derived from mesophase pitch leads to a greater stability during neutron irradiation [5]. The specific objectives of this project were: (i) to generating novel carbonaceous nanostructures, (ii) measure extent of graphitic crystallinity and the extent of anisotropy, and (iii) collaborate with the Carbon Materials group at Oak Ridge National Lab to have neutron irradiation studies and post-irradiation examinations conducted on the carbon fibers produced in this research project.

Ogale, Amod A

2012-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

445

Gold Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nitride: Influence of Surface Hydroxyls on Low Temperature Carbon Monoxide Oxidation  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports the synthesis of 2.5 nm gold clusters on the oxygen free and chemically labile support carbon nitride (C3N4). Despite having small particle sizes and high enough water partial pressure these Au/C3N4 catalysts are inactive for the gas phase and liquid phase oxidation of carbon monoxide. The reason for the lack of activity is attributed to the lack of surface OH groups on the C3N4. These OH groups are argued to be responsible for the activation of CO in the oxidation of CO. The importance of basic OH groups explains the well document dependence of support isoelectric point versus catalytic activity.

Singh, Joseph A [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL; Li, Meijun [ORNL; Overbury, Steven {Steve} H [ORNL; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Spatially Distributed Sensible Heat Flux over a Semiarid Watershed. Part II: Use of a Variable Resistance Approach with Radiometric Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radiometric surface temperature images from aircraft observations over the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, a semiarid rangeland watershed, were used with ground-based meteorological data at a reference site for extrapolating estimates of ...

William P. Kustas; Karen S. Humes

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Spatially Distributed Sensible Heat Flux over a Semiarid Watershed. Part I: Use of Radiometric Surface Temperatures and a Spatially Uniform Resistance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatially distributed radiometric surface temperatures over a semiarid watershed were computed using remotely sensed data acquired with an aircraft-based multispectral scanner during the Monsoon ’90 Large Scale Field Experiment. The multispectral ...

K. S. Humes; W. P. Kustas; D. C. Goodrich

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

The Slow Sea Surface Temperature Mode and the Fast-Wave Limit: Analytic Theory for Tropical Interannual Oscillations and Experiments in a Hybrid Coupled Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modified shallow water model with simplified mixed layer dynamics and a sea surface temperature (SST) equation is employed to gain a theoretical understanding of the modes and mechanisms of coupled air-sea interaction in the tropics. ...

J. David Neelin

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Uncertainties, Trends, and Hottest and Coldest Years of U.S. Surface Air Temperature since 1895: An Update Based on the USHCN V2 TOB Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper estimates the sampling error variances of gridded monthly U.S. Historical Climatology Network, version 2 (USHCN V2), time-of-observation-biases (TOB)-adjusted data. The analysis of mean surface air temperature (SAT) assesses ...

Samuel S. P. Shen; Christine K. Lee; Jay Lawrimore

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Evaluation of Surface Temperature and Emissivity Derived from ASTER Data: A Case Study Using Ground-Based Measurements at a Volcanic Site  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The land surface temperature (LST) and emissivity (LSE) derived from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data were evaluated in a low spectral contrast volcanic site at an altitude of 2000 m on the island of ...

África Barreto; Manuel Arbelo; Pedro A. Hernández-Leal; Laia Núñez-Casillas; María Mira; César Coll

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Multiscale Variability of the River Runoff System in China and Its Long-Term Link to Precipitation and Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is an exploratory study to investigate the spatial and temporal characteristics of east China’s (EC) river runoff and their relationship with precipitation and sea surface temperature (SST) at the continental scale. Monthly mean data from 72 ...

Yongkang Xue; Jinjun Ji; Shufen Sun; Guoxiong Wu; K-M. Lau; Isabelle Poccard; Hyun-Suk Kang; Renhe Zhang; John C. Schaake; Jian Yun Zhang; Yanjun Jiao

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Global Climate Variations Connected with Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean for the 1958–73 Period  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sea surface temperature anomalies in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean are shown to demarcate a “key region” new 130°W for observed variations in the global general circulation. Various techniques are used to describe global conditions ...

Yi Hong Pan; Abraham H. Oort

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Characteristics of Winter Precipitation Variation over Northern Central Eurasia and Their Connections to Sea Surface Temperatures over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study reveals spatial and temporal characteristics of precipitation variability and their teleconnections to sea surface temperatures (SSTs) over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by analyzing 68 yr of recent precipitation records over the ...

Hengchun Ye

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Bias Correction and Forecast Skill of NCEP GFS Ensemble Week-1 and Week-2 Precipitation, 2-m Surface Air Temperature, and Soil Moisture Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple bias correction method was used to correct daily operational ensemble week-1 and week-2 precipitation and 2-m surface air temperature forecasts from the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS). The study shows some unexpected and striking ...

Yun Fan; Huug van den Dool

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Temporal- and Spatial-Scale Dependence of Three CMIP3 Climate Models in Simulating the Surface Temperature Trend in the Twentieth Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Motivated by increasing interests in regional- and decadal-scale climate predictions, this study systematically analyzed the spatial- and temporal-scale dependence of the prediction skill of global climate models in surface air temperature (SAT) ...

Koichi Sakaguchi; Xubin Zeng; Michael A. Brunke

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

A New Method to Produce Sea Surface Temperature Using Satellite Data Assimilation into an Atmosphere-Ocean Mixed Layer Coupled Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method of producing sea surface temperature (SST) data for numerical weather prediction is suggested, which is obtained from the assimilation of satellite-derived SST into an atmosphere-ocean mixed layer coupled model. The Weather Research ...

Eunjeong Lee; Yign Noh; Naoki Hirose

457

Sea Surface Temperature Biases under the Stratus Cloud Deck in the Southeast Pacific Ocean in 19 IPCC AR4 Coupled General Circulation Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines systematic biases in sea surface temperature (SST) under the stratus cloud deck in the southeast Pacific Ocean and upper-ocean processes relevant to the SST biases in 19 coupled general circulation models (CGCMs) participating ...

Yangxing Zheng; Toshiaki Shinoda; Jia-Lin Lin; George N. Kiladis

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Mechanisms of Summertime Subtropical Southern Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Variability: On the Importance of Humidity Anomalies and the Meridional Advection of Water Vapor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well known that some austral summertime subtropical Indian Ocean sea surface temperature (SST) variability correlates with rainfall over certain regions of Africa that depend on rainfall for their economic well-being. Recent studies have ...

A. M. Chiodi; D. E. Harrison

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

A Single-Channel, Double-Viewing Angle Method for Sea Surface Temperature Determination from Coincident METEOSAT and TIROS-N Radiometric Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An experimental simulation of a single-channel, double-angle viewing technique for the determination of sea surface temperature from satellite is presented. This method relies upon the fact that the same area can be viewed simultaneously at two ...

A. Chedin; N. A. Scott; A. Berroir

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Texture improvements in the high-temperature superconducting Bi?Sr?Ca?Cu?Ox̳/Ag system via surface energy driven grain alignment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The relation between processing, microstructure, and material property was investigated in the high-temperature superconducting Bi?Sr?Ca?Cu?Ox̳/Ag system. Experiments were based on a theoretical surface energy model ...

Vodhanel, Mark E

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Electro-catalytically Active, High Surface Area Cathodes for Low Temperature SOFCs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This research focused on developing low polarization (area specific resistance, ASR) cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs). In order to accomplish this we focused on two aspects of cathode development: (1) development of novel materials; and (2) developing the relationships between microstructure and electrochemical performance. The materials investigated ranged from Ag-bismuth oxide composites (which had the lowest reported ASR at the beginning of this contract) to a series of pyrochlore structured ruthenates (Bi{sub 2-x}M{sub x}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7}, where M = Sr, Ca, Ag; Pb{sub 2}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 6.5}; and Y{sub 2-2x}Pr{sub 2x}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7}), to composites of the pyrochlore ruthenates with bismuth oxide. To understand the role of microstructure on electrochemical performance, we optimized the Ag-bismuth oxide and the ruthenate-bismuth oxide composites in terms of both two-phase composition and particle size/microstructure. We further investigated the role of thickness and current collector on ASR. Finally, we investigated issues of stability and found the materials investigated did not form deleterious phases at the cathode/electrolyte interface. Further, we established the ability through particle size modification to limit microstructural decay, thus, enhancing stability. The resulting Ag-Bi{sub 0.8}Er{sub 0.2}O{sub 1.5} and Bi{sub 2}Ru{sub 2}O{sub 7{sup -}}Bi{sub 0.8}Er{sub 0.2}O{sub 1.5} composite cathodes had ASRs of 1.0 {Omega} cm{sup 2} and 0.73 {Omega}cm{sup 2} at 500 C and 0.048 {Omega}cm{sup 2} and 0.053 {Omega}cm{sup 2} at 650 C, respectively. These ASRs are truly impressive and makes them among the lowest IT-SOFC ASRs reported to date.

Eric D. Wachsman

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

462

Formation Mechanisms of the Extreme High Surface Air Temperature of 40.9°C Observed in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Considerations of Dynamic Foehn and Foehnlike Wind  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A record-breaking high surface air temperature in Japan of 40.9°C was observed on 16 August 2007 in Kumagaya, located 60 km northwest of central Tokyo. In this study, the formation mechanisms of this extreme high temperature event are ...

Yuya Takane; Hiroyuki Kusaka

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Experimental Investigations Of Surface Interactions Of Shock Heated Gases On High Temperature Materials Using High Enthalpy Shock Tubes.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The re-entry space vehicles encounter high temperatures when they enter the earth atmosphere and the high temperature air in the shock layer around the body… (more)

Jayaram, V

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Comparing robust and physics-based sea surface temperature retrievals for high resolution, multi-spectral thermal sensors using one or multiple looks  

SciTech Connect

With the advent of multi-spectral thermal imagers such as EOS's ASTER high spatial resolution thermal imagery of the Earth's surface will soon be a reality. Previous high resolution sensors such as Landsat 5 had only one spectral channel in the thermal infrared and its utility to determine absolute sea surface temperatures was limited to 6-8 K for water warmer than 25 deg C. This inaccuracy resulted from insufficient knowledge of the atmospheric temperature and water vapor, inaccurate sensor calibration, and cooling effects of thin high cirrus clouds. The authors will present two studies of algorithms and compare their performance. The first algorithm they call robust since it retrieves sea surface temperatures accurately over a fairly wide range of atmospheric conditions using linear combinations of nadir and off-nadir brightness temperatures. The second they call physics-based because it relies on physics-based models of the atmosphere. It attempts to come up with a unique sea surface temperature which fits one set of atmospheric parameters.

Borel, C.C.; Clodius, W.B.; Szymanski, J.J.; Theiler, J.P.

1999-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

465

The Sensitivity of the Outgoing Longwave Radiation to Surface Temperature: Modeling the Opacity Feedback and Experiments with a Variable Cloud-Top Temperature Provision  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An efficient longwave scheme for climate models originally suggested by Sasamori is modified to correctly simulate the water vapor-temperature feedback mechanism. It is found that the modified scheme with a fixed cloud-top altitude (FCA) ...

Binyamin U. Neeman; Joachim H. Joseph; George Ohring

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Contribution of Land Use Changes to Near-Surface Air Temperatures during Recent Summer Extreme Heat Events in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of 1973–2005 land use–land cover (LULC) changes on near-surface air temperatures during four recent summer extreme heat events (EHEs) are investigated for the arid Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area using the Weather Research and ...

Susanne Grossman-Clarke; Joseph A. Zehnder; Thomas Loridan; C. Sue B. Grimmond

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Synoptic Climatology of Monthly Mean Surface Temperature in the Unit States during Summer in Relation to the Surrounding 700-mb Height Field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The synoptic climatology of monthly mean temperature at 109 surface stations in the contiguous United States relative to 700-mb heights at 133 grid points is assessed. Two methods are used based on data for 102 summer months from June 1948 to ...

Joann M. Kline; William H. Klein

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Comparison between the Pathfinder Versions 5.0 and 4.1 Sea Surface Temperature Datasets: A Case Study for High Resolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two Pathfinder sea surface temperature (SST) datasets—version 5.0 (V50) and version 4.1 (V41)—were compared in two test areas: 1) the Gulf Stream (GS) between 35° and 43°N, 75° and 60°W and 2) the California coast (CC) between 30° and 45°N, 130° ...

Jorge Vázquez-Cuervo; Edward M. Armstrong; Kenneth S. Casey; Robert Evans; Katherine Kilpatrick

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Infrared Thermometer Measurements of the Temperature of the Clouds from the Surface during the 7 March 1970 Total Eclipse  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An infrared thermometer was used to observe the apparent radiation temperature of the overcast sky during a 15 h period including the total solar eclipse of 7 March 1970 at the Suwannee River State Park, Florida. An effective cloud temperature ...

L. F. Hall

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Hemispheric and Large-Scale Surface Air Temperature Variations: An Extensive Revision and an Update to 2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study is an extensive revision of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) land station temperature database that is used to produce a gridbox dataset of 5° latitude × 5° longitude temperature anomalies. The new database comprises 5159 station ...

P. D. Jones; A. Moberg

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

A Comparison of Local and Regional Trends in Surface and Lower-Tropospheric Temperatures in Western North Carolina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temperature time series for stations in western North Carolina are used to evaluate the potential for an urban signal in the local temperature trend, and to compare a homogeneous temperature record from a mountain-top station to two versions of ...

David R. Easterling; Grant Goodge; Matthew J. Menne; Claude N. Williams Jr.; David Levinson

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Simulation of ENSO-Related Surface Winds in the Tropical Pacific by an Atmospheric General Circulation Model Forced by Observed Sea Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present the simulation of the tropical Pacific surface wind variability by a low-resolution (R15 horizontal resolution and 18 vertical levels) version of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Maryland, general circulation ...

B. N. Goswami; V. Krishnamurthy; N. H. Saji

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

The Influence of Variations in Surface Treatment on 24-Hour Forecasts with a Limited Area Model, Including a Comparison of Modeled and Satellite-Measured Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of variations in surface parameters on 24-hour limited area forecasts has been examined on a day in July 1981. The vehicle for the study is a ten-level primitive equation model covering most of the continental United States. Variations ...

George Diak; Stacey Heikkinen; John Rates

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Impact of Hillslope-Scale Organization of Topography, Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature, and Vegetation on Modeling Surface Microwave Radiation Emission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Microwave radiometry will emerge as an important tool for global remote sensing of near-surface soil moisture in the coming decade. In this modeling study, we find that hillslope-scale topography (tens of meters) influences ...

Flores, Alejandro N.

475

Water Vapor, Surface Temperature, and the Greenhouse Effect—A Statistical Analysis of Tropical-Mean Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Water vapor feedback is one of the important factors that determine the response of the atmosphere to surface warming. To take into account the compensating drying effects in downdraft regions, averaging over the whole Tropics is necessary. ...

Hu Yang; Ka Kit Tung

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Microclimate Exposures of Surface-Based Weather Stations: Implications For The Assessment of Long-Term Temperature Trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Historical Climate Network is a subset of surface weather observation stations selected from the National Weather Service cooperative station network. The criteria used to select these stations do not sufficiently address station ...

Christopher A. Davey; Roger A. Pielke Sr.

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

An Integrated Global Observing System For Sea Surface Temperature Using Satellites and in Situ Data: Research to Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the optimal design and its research-to-operation transition of an integrated global observing system of satellites and in situ observations. The integrated observing system is used for climate assessment using sea surface ...

H-M. Zhang; R. W. Reynolds; R. Lumpkin; R. Molinari; K. Arzayus; M. Johnson; T. M. Smith

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

MARIAH-A Similarity-Based Method for Determining Wind, Temperature, and Humidity Profile Structure in the Atmospheric Surface Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methodology for determining the similarity scaling constants for wind, temperature, and specific humidity from micrometeorological tower data is presented. The equations and the approach for solving them are referred to as MARIAH. The MARIAH ...

Henry Rachele; Arnold Tunick; Frank V. Hansen

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Assessment of Urban Versus Rural In Situ Surface Temperatures in the Contiguous United States: No Difference Found  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

All analyses of the impact of urban heat islands (UHIs) on in situ temperature observations suffer from inhomogeneities or biases in the data. These inhomogeneities make urban heat island analyses difficult and can lead to erroneous conclusions. ...

Thomas C. Peterson

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Proxy-Based Northern Hemisphere Surface Temperature Reconstructions: Sensitivity to Method, Predictor Network, Target Season, and Target Domain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results are presented from a set of experiments designed to investigate factors that may influence proxy-based reconstructions of large-scale temperature patterns in past centuries. The factors investigated include 1) the method used to ...

S. Rutherford; M. E. Mann; T. J. Osborn; K. R. Briffa; P?D. Jones; R. S. Bradley; M. K. Hughes

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Evaluating Cloud Contamination in Clear-Sky MODIS Terra Daytime Land Surface Temperatures Using Ground-Based Meteorology Station Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environment Canada meteorological station hourly sampled air temperatures Tair at four stations in the southwest Yukon were used to identify cloud contamination in the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra clear-sky daytime ...

Scott N. Williamson; David S. Hik; John A. Gamon; Jeffrey L. Kavanaugh; Saewan Koh

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Joint Diagnostic of the Surface Air Temperature in Southern South America and the Madden–Julian Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this research is to explore the relationship between maximum and minimum temperatures, daily precipitation, and the Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO). It was found that the different phases of the MJO show a consistent signal on ...

Gustavo Naumann; Walter M. Vargas

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

The Determination of Surface-Layer Stability and Eddy Fluxes Using Wind Speed and Vertical Temperature Gradient Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analytical relations are developed that relate the Monin-Obukhov parameter to a modified bulk Richardson number expressed in terms of measured wind speed and vertical temperature difference. Measured Monin-Obukhov parameters and Richardson ...

I. T. Wang

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

An Investigation into the Spatial Variability of Near-Surface Air Temperatures in the Detroit, Michigan, Metropolitan Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On an annual basis, heat is the chief cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. Therefore, understanding the temperature structure where people live is important for reducing the health burden imposed by hot weather. This study focused ...

Evan M. Oswald; Richard B. Rood; Kai Zhang; Carina J. Gronlund; Marie S. O’Neill; Jalonne L. White-Newsome; Shannon J. Brines; Daniel G. Brown

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Dynamical Response of the Oceanic Circulation and Temperature to Interdecadal Variability in the Surface Winds over the Indian Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A global ocean general circulation model (OGCM) is used to investigate the sensitivity of the circulation and temperature fields to observed interdecadal variability in Indian Ocean winds for the austral summer (January, February, March). Focus ...

C. J. C. Reason; R. J. Allan; J. A. Lindesay

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Investigation of surface inhomogeneity and estimation of the GOES skin temperature assimilation errors of the MM5 implied by the inhomogeneity over Houston metropolitan area  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study developed a parameterization method to investigate the impacts of inhomogeneous land surfaces on mesoscale model simulations using a high-resolution 1-d PBL model. Then, the 1-d PBL model was used to investigate the inhomogeneity-caused model errors in applying the GOES satellite skin temperature assimilation technique into the MM5 over the Houston metropolitan area (HOU). In order to investigate the surface inhomogeneity impacts on the surface fluxes and PBL variables over HOU, homo- and inhomogeneous 1-d PBL model simulations were performed over HOU and compared to each other. The 1-d PBL model was constructed so that the surface inhomogeneities were able to be represented within model grid elements using a methodology similar to Avissar and Pielke (1989). The surface inhomogeneities over HOU were defined using 30-m resolution land cover data produced by Global Environment Management (GEM), Inc. The inhomogeneity parameterization method developed in the 1-d model was applied to a standard MM5 simulation to test the applicability of the parameterization to 3-d mesoscale model simulations. From the 1-d simulations it was inferred that the surface inhomogeneities would enhance the sensible heat flux by about 36 % and reduce the latent heat flux by about 25 %, thereby inducing the warmer (0.7 %) and drier (-1.0 %) PBL and the colder and moister PBL top induced by greater turbulent diffusivities. The 3-d application of the inhomogeneity parameterization indicated consistent results with the 1-d in general, with additional effects of advection and differential local circulation. The original GOES simulation was warmer compared to observations over HOU than over surrounding areas. The satellite data assimilation itself would lead to a warm bias due to erroneous estimation of gridpoint-mean skin temperature by the satellite, but 1-d simulations indicate that the impact of this error should be much weaker than what was observed. It seems that, unless the already existing warm and dry bias of the MM5 is corrected, the inhomogeneity parameterization in the MM5 would adversely affect the MM5 performance. Therefore, consideration of the surface inhomogeneities in the urban area needs to be confined to the GOES skin temperature retrieval errors at the moment.

Han, Sang-Ok

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Anomalous Sea Surface Temperatures and Local Air–Sea Energy Exchange on Intraannual Timescales in the Northeastern Subtropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Here 11 years of surface data (1961–72, excluding 1963) taken at ocean weather ship N (OWS N) are analyzed. OWS N is located in the subtropical eastern Pacific Ocean (140°W, 30°N). Bulk formulas are employed to calculate each component of the ...

R. E. Ronca; D. S. Battisti

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

The Response of a Global Ocean General Circulation Model to Climatological Surface Boundary Conditions for Temperature and Salinity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The response of a global ocean general circulation model (OGCM) to different surface heat and freshwater fluxes is examined. The aim is to determine the most appropriate way to spin up an OGCM prior to coupling it with an atmospheric GCM. ...

Andrew M. Moore; Christopher J. C. Reason

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Performance of Alternative “Normals” for Tracking Climate Changes, Using Homogenized and Nonhomogenized Seasonal U.S. Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eleven alternatives to the annually updated 30-yr average for specifying climate “normals” are considered for the purpose of projecting nonstationarity in the mean U.S. temperature climate during 2006–12. Comparisons are made for homogenized U.S. ...

Daniel S. Wilks; Robert E. Livezey

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Origins and Levels of Monthly and Seasonal Forecast Skill for United States Surface Air Temperatures Determined by Canonical Correlation Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Statistical techniques have been used to study the ability of SLP, SST and a form of persistence to forecast cold/warm season air temperatures over the United States and to determine the space–time evolution of these fields that give rise to ...

T. P. Barnett; R. Preisendorfer

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

The use of high glass temperature polymers in the production of transparent, structured surfaces using nanoimprint lithography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polymers with high glass transition temperatures, fluorinated ethylene propylene copolymer (FEP) and poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN), have been used in imprint lithography as a protective support layer and as a secondary mould, to imprint superficial ... Keywords: Embossing, Nanoimprint lithography, Polymer Engineering

Christopher A. Mills; Javier G. Fernandez; Abdelhamid Errachid; Josep Samitier

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Ground surface temperature reconstructions: Using in situ estimates for thermal conductivity acquired with a fiber-optic distributed thermal perturbation sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have developed a borehole methodology to estimate formation thermal conductivity in situ with a spatial resolution of one meter. In parallel with a fiber-optic distributed temperature sensor (DTS), a resistance heater is deployed to create a controlled thermal perturbation. The transient thermal data is inverted to estimate the formation's thermal conductivity. We refer to this instrumentation as a Distributed Thermal Perturbation Sensor (DTPS), given the distributed nature of the DTS measurement technology. The DTPS was deployed in permafrost at the High Lake Project Site (67 degrees 22 minutes N, 110 degrees 50 minutes W), Nunavut, Canada. Based on DTPS data, a thermal conductivity profile was estimated along the length of a wellbore. Using the thermal conductivity profile, the baseline geothermal profile was then inverted to estimate a ground surface temperature history (GSTH) for the High Lake region. The GSTH exhibits a 100-year long warming trend, with a present-day ground surface temperature increase of 3.0 {+-} 0.8 C over the long-term average.

Freifeld, B.M.; Finsterle, S.; Onstott, T.C.; Toole, P.; Pratt, L.M.

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

493

H sup 0 temperature and density measurements in a Penning surface-plasma H sup minus ion source. I  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Using vacuum ultraviolet laser-absorption spectroscopy, the H{sup 0} density and temperature are measured as a function of discharge current and H{sub 2}-gas flow in both the plasma column and the drift region between the plasma column and the emitter in the 4X source. For typical source operating parameters, the atom temperature is 1.5 eV in the plasma column and 0.6 eV in the drift region; the atom density 7{times}10{sup 14} cm{sup {minus}3} in the plasma column and 4{times}10{sup 14} cm{sup {minus}3} in the drift region. Separate measurements give 2% for the ratio of H{sub 2} molecules in the first vibrational level to the total H{sub 2} density.

Smith, H.V. Jr.; Allison, P.; Pitcher, E.J.; Stevens, R.R. Jr.; Worth, G.T. (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (US)); Stutzin, G.C.; Young, A.T.; Schlachter, A.S.; Leung, K.N.; Kunkel, W.B. (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Observed dependence of the water vapor and clear-sky greenhouse effect on sea surface temperature: Comparison with climate warming experiments  

SciTech Connect

This study presents a comparison of the water vapor and clear-sky greenhouse effect dependence on sea surface temperature for climate variations of different types. Firstly, coincident satellite observations and meteorological analyses are used to examine seasonal and interannual variations and to evaluate the performance of a general circulation model. Then, this model is used to compare the results inferred from the analysis of observed climate variability with those derived from global climate warming experiments. One part of the coupling between the surface temperature, the water vapor and the clear-sky greenhouse effect is explained by the dependence of the saturation water vapor pressure on the atmospheric temperature. However, the analysis of observed and simulated fields shows that the coupling is very different according to the type of region under consideration and the type of climate forcing that is applied to the Earth-atmosphere system. This difference, due to the variability of the vertical structure of the atmosphere, is analyzed in detail by considering the temperature lapse rate and the vertical profile of relative humidity. Our results suggest that extrapolating the feedbacks inferred from seasonal and short-term interannual climate variability to longer-term climate changes requires great caution. It is argued that our confidence in climate models` predictions would be increased significantly if the basic physical processes that govern the variability of the vertical structure of the atmosphere, and its relation to the large-scale circulation, were better understood and simulated. For this purpose, combined observational and numerical studies focusing on physical processes are needed. 44 refs., 9 figs., 5 tabs.

Bony, S.; Le Treut, H. [Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (France); Duvel, J.P. [Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Surface characterizatin of palladium-alumina sorbents for high-temperature capture of mercury and arsenic from fuel gas  

SciTech Connect

Coal gasification with subsequent cleanup of the resulting fuel gas is a way to reduce the impact of mercury and arsenic in the environment during power generation and on downstream catalytic processes in chemical production, The interactions of mercury and arsenic with PdlAl2D3 model thin film sorbents and PdlAh03 powders have been studied to determine the relative affinities of palladium for mercury and arsenic, and how they are affected by temperature and the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the fuel gas. The implications of the results on strategies for capturing the toxic metals using a sorbent bed are discussed.

Baltrus, J.P.; Granite, E.J.; Pennline, H.W.; Stanko, D.; Hamilton, H.; Rowsell, L.; Poulston, S.; Smith, A.; Chu, W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

A KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY STRATEGY FOR RELATING SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES TO FREQUENCIES OF TROPICAL STORMS AND GENERATING PREDICTIONS OF HURRICANES UNDER 21ST-CENTURY GLOBAL WARMING SCENARIOS  

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The connections among greenhouse-gas emissions scenarios, global warming, and frequencies of hurricanes or tropical cyclones are among the least understood in climate science but among the most fiercely debated in the context of adaptation decisions or mitigation policies. Here we show that a knowledge discovery strategy, which leverages observations and climate model simulations, offers the promise of developing credible projections of tropical cyclones based on sea surface temperatures (SST) in a warming environment. While this study motivates the development of new methodologies in statistics and data mining, the ability to solve challenging climate science problems with innovative combinations of traditional and state-of-the-art methods is demonstrated. Here we develop new insights, albeit in a proof-of-concept sense, on the relationship between sea surface temperatures and hurricane frequencies, and generate the most likely projections with uncertainty bounds for storm counts in the 21st-century warming environment based in turn on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Emissions Scenarios. Our preliminary insights point to the benefits that can be achieved for climate science and impacts analysis, as well as adaptation and mitigation policies, by a solution strategy that remains tailored to the climate domain and complements physics-based climate model simulations with a combination of existing and new computational and data science approaches.

Race, Caitlin [University of Minnesota; Steinbach, Michael [University of Minnesota; Ganguly, Auroop R [ORNL; Semazzi, Fred [North Carolina State University; Kumar, Vipin [University of Minnesota

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1404 JOURNAL OF CLIMATE VOLUME 16 Covariations of Sea Surface Temperature and Wind over the Kuroshio and Its Extension: Evidence for Ocean-to-Atmosphere Feedback*  

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Satellite microwave measurements are analyzed, revealing robust covariability in sea surface temperature (SST) and wind speed over the Kuroshio Extension (KE) east of Japan. Ocean hydrodynamic instabilities cause the KE to meander and result in large SST variations. Increased (reduced) wind speeds are found to be associated with warm (cold) SST anomalies. This positive SST–wind correlation in KE is confirmed by in situ buoy measurements and is consistent with a vertical shear adjustment mechanism. Namely, an increase in SST reduces the static stability of the near-surface atmosphere, intensifying the vertical turbulence mixing and bringing fastmoving air from aloft to the sea surface. South of Japan, the Kuroshio is known to vary between nearshore and offshore paths. These paths are very persistent and can last for months to years. As the Kuroshio shifts its path, coherent wind changes are detected from satellite data. In particular, winds are high south of Tokyo when the Kuroshio takes the nearshore path while they are greatly reduced when this warm current leaves the coast in the offshore path. The positive SST–wind correlation over the strong Kuroshio Current and its extension is opposite to the negative one often observed in regions of weak currents such as south of the Aleutian low. The latter correlation is considered to be indicative of atmosphere-to-ocean forcing. 1.

Masami Nonaka; Shang-ping Xie

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of hydrogenation to low-temperature cleaning of the Si(001) surface in the processes of molecular-beam epitaxy: Investigation by scanning tunneling microscopy, reflected high-energy electron diffraction, and high resolution transmission electron microscopy  

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Structural properties of the clean Si(001) surface obtained as a result of low-temperature (470-650 Degree-Sign C) pre-growth annealings of silicon wafers in a molecular-beam epitaxy chamber have been investigated. To decrease the cleaning temperature, a silicon surface was hydrogenated in the process of a preliminary chemical treatment in HF and NH{sub 4}F aqueous solutions. It has been shown that smooth surfaces composed of wide terraces separated by monoatomic steps can be obtained by dehydrogenation at the temperatures Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 600 Degree-Sign C, whereas clean surfaces obtained at the temperatures clean surfaces on the temperature of hydrogen thermal desorption and the process of the preliminary chemical treatment. The frequency of detachment/attachment of Si dimers from/to the steps and effect of the Ehrlich-Schwoebel barrier on ad-dimer migration across steps have been found to be the most probable factors determining a degree of the resultant surface roughness.

Arapkina, L. V.; Krylova, L. A.; Chizh, K. V.; Chapnin, V. A.; Uvarov, O. V.; Yuryev, V. A. [A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov Street, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifshits quantum phase transitions and rearrangement of the Fermi surface upon a change in the hole concentration in high-temperature superconductors  

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Changes in the electronic structure in the normal phase of high-T{sub c} superconductors (HTSCs), viz., layered cuprates, are considered. The results of LDA + GTB calculations of the electron structure and the Fermi surface of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4} one-layer cuprates with allowance for strong correlations are compared with ARPES and quantum oscillations data. Two critical points x{sub c1} and x{sub c2} are discovered at which the rear-rangement of the Fermi surface takes place. In the vicinity of these points, changes in the thermodynamic properties at low temperatures are determined using the Lifshits ideology concerning 2.5-order quantum phase transitions. A singularity {delta}(C/T) {proportional_to} (x - x{sub e}){sup 1/2} in the electron heat capacity agrees well with the available experimental data in the vicinity of x{sub c1} {approx} 0.15. Sign reversal of the Hall constant upon doping is also considered qualitatively.

Ovchinnikov, S. G., E-mail: sgo@iph.krasn.ru; Korshunov, M. M.; Shneyder, E. I. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirenskii Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

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Annual Temperature Anomalies for Three Latitude Bands, 1900-2012  

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