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1

Joint Variability of Global Runoff and Global Sea Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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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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

3

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

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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

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Improved Global Sea Surface Temperature Analyses Using Optimum Interpolation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

6

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

7

Statistical Downscaling Prediction of Sea Surface Winds over the Global Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The statistical prediction of local sea surface winds from large-scale, free-tropospheric fields is investigated at a number of locations over the global ocean using a statistical downscaling model based on multiple linear regression. The ...

Cangjie Sun; Adam H. Monahan

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

Sea Surface Height Predictions from the Global Navy Coastal Ocean Model during 1998–2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A ?° global version of the Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM), operational at the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), is used for prediction of sea surface height (SSH) on daily and monthly time scales during 1998–2001. Model simulations that ...

Charlie N. Barron; A. Birol Kara; Harley E. Hurlburt; C. Rowley; Lucy F. Smedstad

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

9

A Simple Model for the Skewness of Global Sea Surface Winds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A strong linear relationship between the mean and skewness of global sea surface winds (both zonal and meridional) is shown to exist, such that where the wind component is on average positive, it is negatively skewed (and vice versa). This ...

Adam Hugh Monahan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

Solar Cycles in 150 Years of Global Sea Surface Temperature Data  

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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

14

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

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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

15

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

16

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

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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

18

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

19

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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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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

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Global Interannual Trends and Amplitude Modulations of the Sea Surface Height Anomaly from the TOPEX/Jason-1 Altimeters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study uses the global Ocean Topography Experiment (TOPEX)/Jason-1 altimeters’ time series to estimate the 13-yr trend in sea surface height anomaly. These trends are estimated at each grid point by two methods: one fits a straight line to ...

Paulo S. Polito; Olga T. Sato

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

22

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

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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

24

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

25

Statistical Analysis of Global Surface Temperature and Sea Level Using Cointegration Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global sea level rise is widely understood as a consequence of thermal expansion and the melting of glaciers and land-based ice caps. Because of the lack of representation of ice-sheet dynamics in present-day physically based climate models, ...

Torben Schmith; Søren Johansen; Peter Thejll

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

26

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

27

A Comparison of Sea Surface Temperature Climatologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

28

GATE Air-Sea Interactions II: Numerical-Model Calculation of Regional Sea-Surface Temperature Fields Using the GATE Version III Gridded Global Data Set  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The numerical model of air-sea interaction previously described in Brown et al. (1982), Pandolfo and Jacobs (1972) and Pandolfo (1969) is applied over a limited horizontal portion of the GATE III Gridded Global Data set (including continental ...

P. S. Brown Jr.; J. P. Pandolfo; G. D. Robinson

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotated Global Modes of Non-ENSO Sea Surface Temperature Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A varimax rotation was applied to the EOF modes of global SST derived by Enfield and Mestas-Nuñez. The SST anomaly record is more than a century long, with a global complex EOF representation of ENSO and a linear trend removed at every grid ...

Alberto M. Mestas-Nuñez; David B. Enfield

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extended Reconstruction of Global Sea Surface Temperatures Based on COADS Data (1854–1997)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A monthly extended reconstruction of global SST (ERSST) is produced based on Comprehensive Ocean–Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) release 2 observations from the 1854–1997 period. Improvements come from the use of updated COADS observations with new ...

Thomas M. Smith; Richard W. Reynolds

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Probability Distribution Characteristics for Surface Air–Sea Turbulent Heat Fluxes over the Global Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To analyze the probability density distributions of surface turbulent heat fluxes, the authors apply the two-parametric modified Fisher–Tippett (MFT) distribution to the sensible and latent turbulent heat fluxes recomputed from 6-hourly NCEP–NCAR ...

Sergey K. Gulev; Konstantin Belyaev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GATE Air-Sea Interaction. I: Numerical Model Calculation of Local Sea-Surface Temperatures on Diurnal Time Scales Using the GATE Version III Gridded Global Data Set  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The numerical model of air-sea interaction previously described in Jacobs (1978), Pandolfo and Jacobs (1972) and Pandolfo (1969) is inserted at one horizontal grid point in the GATE III Gridded Global Data Set to calculate a model-generated, ...

P. S. Brown Jr.; J. P. Pandolfo; S. J. Thoren

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lag Relationships Involving Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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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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  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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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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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Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Temperature: Workshop Comparisons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

38

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

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8, 27712793, 2008 Sea surface wind  

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ACPD 8, 2771­2793, 2008 Sea surface wind speed estimation from space-based lidar Y. Hu et al. Title.0 License. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions Sea surface wind speed estimation from space;ACPD 8, 2771­2793, 2008 Sea surface wind speed estimation from space-based lidar Y. Hu et al. Title

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Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Variability and Its Global Connectivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study statistically evaluates the relationship between Antarctic sea ice extent and global climate variability. Temporal cross correlations between detrended Antarctic sea ice edge (SIE) anomaly and various climate indices are calculated. ...

Xiaojun Yuan; Douglas G. Martinson

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable  

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Rising Sea Levels Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable Mitigation can slow down but not prevent sea level rise for centuries to come August 5, 2013 Contact: Linda Vu, Lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 washington.jpg Because seawater absorbs heat more slowly than the atmosphere above it, our oceans won't feel the full impact of the greenhouse gases already in the air for hundreds of years. Warm water expands, raising sea levels. (Courtesy W. Washington) Select to enlarge. A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions could greatly lessen the impacts of climate change. However, the gases already added to the atmosphere ensure a certain amount of sea level rise to come, even if future emissions are reduced. A study by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Rising Sea Levels Due to Global Warming Are Unstoppable  

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Related to Global Temperature versus Sea Level Rise," Nature Climate Change 2, 576-580 (2012), doi:10.1038nclimate1529. About NERSC and Berkeley Lab The National Energy Research...

43

Mapping High Sea Winds from Space: A Global Climatology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High winds at sea are feared by sailors, but their distribution is poorly known because ships have avoided them as much as possible. The accumulation of spaceborne scatterometer measurements now allows a global mapping of high winds over the ...

Takeaki Sampe; Shang-Ping Xie

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Stochastic Dynamics of Sea Surface Height Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea surface height anomalies measured by the Ocean Topography Experiment (TOPEX)/Poseidon satellite altimeter indicate high values of skewness and kurtosis. Except in a few regions, including the Gulf Stream, the Kuroshio Extension, and the ...

Philip Sura; Sarah T. Gille

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

South China Sea Isopycnal-Surface Circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the seasonal variabilities of the South China Sea isopycnal-surface circulations and of the Kuroshio intrusion through the Luzon Strait using the U.S. Navy’s climatological temperature and salinity dataset (public domain) ...

Peter C. Chu; Rongfeng Li

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Assimilation of Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Retrievals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

47

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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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

49

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

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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

51

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

52

The rising tide: Global warming and world sea levels  

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The author presents a broad-based and well-written approach to the impacts of sea level rise. Besides chapters on global warming, sources of sea level variability and the future, the effects on coastal nations, the book contains an important action-oriented discussion of proposed legislation and guidelines for planning and management aimed at reducing loss and damage produced by sea-level rise. The list of acknowledgements includes all the leading practitioners in the field. The references and information are current; reports and information from 1989 and 1990 meetings are included.

Edgerton, L.T.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patterns of Land Surface Errors and Biases in the Global Forecast System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One year’s worth of Global Forecast System (GFS) predictions of surface meteorological variables (wind speed, air temperature, dewpoint temperature, sea level pressure) are validated for land-based stations over the entire planet for forecasts ...

David Werth; Alfred Garrett

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Analysis of Sea Surface Imagery for Whitecap Kinematics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Visible sea surface images are analyzed to determine the distribution of the average length of breaking crests per unit sea surface area per unit speed increment ?(c). The ?(c) distribution offers a scale-dependent description of wave breaking ...

Jessica M. Kleiss; W. Kendall Melville

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Assessment of Sea Surface Wind from NWP Reanalyses and Satellites in the Southern Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reanalysis projects and satellite data analysis have provided surface wind over the global ocean. To assess how well one can reconstruct the variations of surface wind in the data-sparse Southern Ocean, sea surface wind speed data from 1) the ...

Ming Li; Jiping Liu; Zhenzhan Wang; Hui Wang; Zhanhai Zhang; Lin Zhang; Qinghua Yang

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

The Southern Oscillation and Indonesian Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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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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

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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

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Observations of Surface Forcing from the Subduction Experiment: A Comparison with Global Model Products and Climatological Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliable estimates of the exchange of heat, moisture, and momentum across the air–sea interface are essential in assessing the local “representativeness” of the surface forcing fields depicted by global model and climatological datasets. The ...

K. A. Moyer; R. A. Weller

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Temporal Autocorrelation Structure of Sea Surface Winds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The temporal autocorrelation structures of sea surface vector winds and wind speeds are considered. Analyses of scatterometer and reanalysis wind data demonstrate that the autocorrelation functions (acf) of surface zonal wind, meridional wind, and ...

Adam H. Monahan

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Wave–Turbulence Interactions. Scaling ?(z) near the Sea Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A freely rising profiler was used to collect vertical microstructure profiles in the upper oceanic boundary layer under various atmospheric and sea conditions. Near the sea surface, the rate of viscous dissipation of turbulence kinetic energy, ?, ...

A. Anis; J. N. Moum

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seasonal Prediction of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Using a Suite of 13 Coupled Atmosphere–Ocean Models  

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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

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Surface Heat Flux in the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea  

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Climatological monthly mean variations of the surface heat fluxes over the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea are calculated by both a data analysis and a numerical simulation. The result of the data analysis based on the empirical/bulk method ...

Naoki Hirose; Hyun-Chul Lee; Jong-Hwan Yoon

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

65

Interannual Variability of Sea Surface Height over the Black Sea: Relation to Climatic Patterns  

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Sea surface height (SSH) variability is presented over the Black Sea during 1993–2005. The 1/4° × 1/4° resolution daily SSH fields are formed using optimal interpolation of available altimeter data. SSH variability reveals distinct maxima in the ...

A. Birol Kara; Charlie N. Barron; Alan J. Wallcraft; Temel Oguz

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

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

67

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

68

Validation of the AATSR Meteo Product Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

69

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

70

Validation and Error Analysis of OSCAR Sea Surface Currents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Comparisons of OSCAR satellite-derived sea surface currents with in situ data from moored current meters, drifters, and shipboard current profilers indicate that OSCAR presently provides accurate time means of zonal and meridional currents, and ...

Eric S. Johnson; Fabrice Bonjean; Gary S. E. Lagerloef; John T. Gunn; Gary T. Mitchum

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

On the Relationship between Tropical Convection and Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

72

Stochastic Analysis of Southern and Pacific Ocean Sea Surface Winds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper shows that the synoptic variability of zonal and meridional midlatitude Pacific and Southern Ocean sea surface winds can be well described by a univariate stochastic dynamical system directly derived from data. The method used to ...

Philip Sura

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Optimal Tropical Sea Surface Temperature Forcing of North American Drought  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

74

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

75

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

76

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

77

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

78

Satellite Observations of Sea Surface Temperature Around the British Isles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

79

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

80

On the Dependence of Sea Surface Roughness on Wind Waves  

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The influence of wind waves on the momentum transfer (wind stress) between the atmosphere and sea surface was studied using new measured data from the RASEX experiment and other datasets compiled by Donelan et al.

H. K. Johnson; J. Højstrup; H. J. Vested; S. E. Larsen

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breaking Probability for Dominant Waves on the Sea Surface  

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The breaking probability is investigated for the dominant surface waves observed in three geographically diverse natural bodies of water: Lake Washington, the Black Sea, and the Southern Ocean. The breaking probability is taken as the average ...

Michael L. Banner; Alexander V. Babanin; Ian R. Young

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

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

83

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

84

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

85

Global sea level rise and the greenhouse effect: might they be connected  

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Secular sea level trends extracted from tide gauge records of appropriately long duration demonstrate that global sea level may be rising at a rate in excess of 1 millimeter per year. However, because global coverage of the oceans by the tide gauge network is highly nonuniform and the tide gauge data reveal considerable spatial variability, there has been a well-founded reluctance to interpret the observed secular sea level rise as representing a signal of global scale that might be related to the greenhouse effect. When the tide gauge data are filtered so as to remove the contribution of ongoing glacial isostatic adjustment to the local sea level trend at each location, then the individual tide gauge records reveal sharply reduced geographic scatter and suggest that there is a globally coherent signal of strength 2.4 {+-} 0.90 millimeters per year that is active in the system. This signal could constitute an indication of global climate warming.

Peltier, W.R.; Tushingham, A.M. (Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A7)

1989-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

86

Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures Using Linear Inverse Modeling  

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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

87

Empirical Models of the Probability Distribution of Sea Surface Wind Speeds  

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This study considers the probability distribution of sea surface wind speeds, which have historically been modeled using the Weibull distribution. First, non-Weibull structure in the observed sea surface wind speeds (from SeaWinds observations) ...

Adam Hugh Monahan

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Two Types of Surface Wind Response to the East China Sea Kuroshio Front  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effects of the sea surface temperature (SST) front along the East China Sea Kuroshio on sea surface winds at different time scales are investigated. In winter and spring, the climatological vector wind is strongest on the SST front while the ...

Jing-Wu Liu; Su-Ping Zhang; Shang-Ping Xie

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global  

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DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global Climate Cycle DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global Climate Cycle October 29, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -- Increased understanding of methane's role in the global climate cycle and the potential of methane hydrate as a future energy resource could result from a recent joint research expedition off the coast of northeastern Alaska involving the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Link to the project web siteThe Beaufort Sea expedition, which included research partners from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, gathered a wealth of data to help understand "fluxes," or changes in the concentration of methane within and

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DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global  

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Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global Climate Cycle DOE-Sponsored Beaufort Sea Expedition Studies Methane's Role in Global Climate Cycle October 29, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -- Increased understanding of methane's role in the global climate cycle and the potential of methane hydrate as a future energy resource could result from a recent joint research expedition off the coast of northeastern Alaska involving the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Link to the project web siteThe Beaufort Sea expedition, which included research partners from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, gathered a wealth of data to help understand "fluxes," or changes in the concentration of methane within and

91

Global Trends of Sea Ice: Small-Scale Roughness and Refractive Index  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea ice is one of the most important parameters in the global climate system, specifically the exchange of energy and momentum between the ocean and the atmosphere. In previous studies, a steady decline in Arctic sea ice has been observed over ...

Sungwook Hong; Inchul Shin

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Observed and CAM3 GCM Sea Surface Wind  

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Observed and CAM3 GCM Sea Surface Wind Speed Distributions: Characterization, Comparison, and Bias climatological surface wind speed probability density functions (PDFs) estimated from observations and use them to evaluate, for the first time, contemporaneous wind PDFs predicted by a GCM. The ob- servations include NASA

Zender, Charles

93

Sea-Surface Drift Currents Induced by Wind and Waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind-induced shell currents and wave-induced mass transports at various fetches of both clean and slick sea surfaces are separately estimated. At the clean surface, the ratio between wind-induced current and wind velocity decreases, while the ...

Jin Wu

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

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

95

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

96

Dimensionally Consistent Similarity Relation of Ocean Surface Friction Coefficient in Mixed Seas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Applying wavelength scaling, dimensionally consistent expressions of the ocean surface friction coefficient can be developed for both wind sea and mixed sea in the ocean. For a wind sea with a monopeak wave spectrum, the natural choice of the ...

Paul A. Hwang; Héctor García-Nava; Francisco J. Ocampo-Torres

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Employing Satellite-Derived Sea Ice Concentration to Constrain Upper-Ocean Temperature in a Global Ocean GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The quality of Southern Ocean sea ice simulations in a global ocean general circulation model (GCM) depends decisively on the simulated upper-ocean temperature. This is confirmed by assimilating satellite-derived sea ice concentration to ...

Achim Stössel

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

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

99

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

100

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

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101

Free and Forced Variability of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean: Role of the Wind–Evaporation–Sea Surface Temperature Feedback  

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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

102

Reducing Cloud Contamination in ATSR Averaged Sea Surface Temperature Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

103

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

104

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

105

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

106

Surface Geostrophic Circulation of the Mediterranean Sea Derived from Drifter and Satellite Altimeter Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Drifter observations and satellite-derived sea surface height data are used to quantitatively study the surface geostrophic circulation of the entire Mediterranean Sea for the period spanning 1992–2010. After removal of the wind-driven components ...

Pierre-Marie Poulain; Milena Menna; Elena Mauri

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Airborne Doppler Lidar Investigation of Sea Surface Reflectance at a 355-nm Ultraviolet Wavelength  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The analysis of the sea surface reflectance for different incidence angles based on observations of an airborne Doppler lidar at an ultraviolet wavelength of 355 nm is described. The results were compared to sea surface reflectance models, ...

Zhigang Li; Christian Lemmerz; Ulrike Paffrath; Oliver Reitebuch; Benjamin Witschas

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

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

109

Global sea level rise and the greenhouse effect: Might they be connected  

SciTech Connect

Secular sea level trends extracted from tide gauge records of appropriately long duration demonstrate that global sea level may be rising at a rate in excess of 1 millimeter per year. However, because global coverage of the oceans by the tide gauge network is highly nonuniform and the tide gauge data reveal considerable spatial variability, there has been a well-founded reluctance to interpret the observed secular sea level rise as representing a signal of global scale that might be related to the greenhouse effect. When the tide gauge data are filtered so as to remove the contribution of ongoing glacial isostatic adjustement to the local sea level trend at each location, then the individual tide gauge records reveal sharply reduced geographic scatter and suggest that there is a globally coherent signal of strength 2.4 {plus minus} 0.90 millimeters per year that is active in the system. This signal could constitute an indication of global climate warming. 15 refs., 8 figs.

Peltier, W.R.; Tushingham, A.M. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

1989-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

110

A Global View on the Wind Sea and Swell Climate and Variability from ERA-40  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a detailed global climatology of wind-sea and swell parameters, based on the 45-yr European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Re-Analysis (ERA-40) wave reanalysis is presented. The spatial pattern of the swell dominance of ...

Alvaro Semedo; Kay Sušelj; Anna Rutgersson; Andreas Sterl

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Global and Local Effect of Increasing Land Surface Albedo as...  

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Global and Local Effect of Increasing Land Surface Albedo as a Geo-Engineering AdaptationMitigation Option: A Case Study of Mediterranean Greenhouse Farming Speaker(s): Pablo...

112

Global, Seasonal Surface Variations from Satellite Radiance Measurements  

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Global, daily, visible, and infrared radiance measurements from the NOAA-5 Scanning Radiometer (SR) are analyzed for the months of January, April, July, and October 1977 to infer surface radiative properties A radiative transfer model that ...

William B. Rossow; Christopher L. Brest; Leonid C. Garder

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

The Probability Distribution of Sea Surface Wind Speeds: Effects of Variable Surface Stratification and Boundary Layer Thickness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Air–sea exchanges of momentum, energy, and material substances of fundamental importance to the variability of the climate system are mediated by the character of the turbulence in the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers. Sea surface winds ...

Adam Hugh Monahan

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Steric Sea Level Trends in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: Possible Evidence of Global Sea Level Rise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thirty-year time series of hydrographic observations from Ocean Station PAPA and Line ‘P’ are used to estimate secular trends in monthly mean steric sea level heights relative to depths of 100 and 1000 decibars in the northeast Pacific Ocean. ...

Richard E. Thomson; Susumu Tabata

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Two Types of Surface Wind Response to the East China Sea Kuroshio Front  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effects of the sea surface temperature (SST) front along the East China Sea Kuroshio on sea surface winds at different time scales are investigated. In winter and spring, the climatological vector wind is strongest right on the SST front while the ...

Jing-Wu Liu; Su-Ping Zhang; Shang-Ping Xie

116

Global scale hydrology - Advances in land surface modeling  

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Research into global scale hydrology is an expanding area that includes researchers from the meteorology, climatology, ecology and hydrology communities. This paper reviews research in this area carried out in the United States during the last IUGG quadrennial period of 1987-1990. The review covers the representation of land-surface hydrologic processes for general circulation models (GCMs), sensitivity analysis of these representations on global hydrologic fields like precipitation, regional studies of climate that have global hydrologic implications, recent field studies and experiments whose aims are the improved understanding of land surface-atmospheric interactions, and the use of remotely sensed data for the further understanding of the spatial variability of surface hydrologic processes that are important at regional and global climate scales. 76 refs.

Wood, E.F. (USAF, Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

The Surface Circulation of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico as Inferred from Satellite Altimetry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The surface circulation of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is studied using 13 years of satellite altimetry data. Variability in the Caribbean Sea is evident over several time scales. At the annual scale, sea surface height (SSH) varies ...

Aida Alvera-Azcárate; Alexander Barth; Robert H. Weisberg

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

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

119

On Detection of a Wave Age Dependency for the Sea Surface Roughness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The wave age dependency of the nondimensional sea surface roughness (also called the Charnock parameter) is investigated with data from the new field measurement program at Rødsand in the Danish Baltic Sea. An increasing Charnock parameter with ...

B. Lange; H. K. Johnson; S. Larsen; J. Højstrup; H. Kofoed-Hansen; M. J. Yelland

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

An Improved Land Surface Emissivity Parameter for Land Surface Models Using Global Remote Sensing Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because land surface emissivity (?) has not been reliably measured, global climate model (GCM) land surface schemes conventionally set this parameter as simply constant, for example, 1 as in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (...

Menglin Jin; Shunlin Liang

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Global Sea Level Stabilization-Sand Dune Fixation: A Solar-powered Sahara Seawater Textile Pipeline  

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Could anthropogenic saturation with pumped seawater of the porous ground of active sand dune fields in major deserts (e.g., the westernmost Sahara) cause a beneficial reduction of global sea level? Seawater extraction from the ocean, and its deposition on deserted sand dune fields in Mauritania and elsewhere via a Solar-powered Seawater Textile Pipeline (SSTP) can thwart the postulated future global sea level. Thus, Macro-engineering offers an additional cure for anticipated coastal change, driven by global sea level rise, that could supplement, or substitute for (1) stabilizing the shoreline with costly defensive public works (armoring macroprojects) and (2) permanent retreat from the existing shoreline (real and capital property abandonment). We propose Macro-engineering use tactical technologies that sculpt and vegetate barren near-coast sand dune fields with seawater, seawater that would otherwise, as commonly postulated, enlarge Earth seascape area! Our Macro-engineering speculation blends eremology with hydrogeology and some hydromancy. We estimate its cost at 1 billion dollars - about 0.01 per sent of the USA 2007 Gross Domestic Product.

Viorel Badescu; Richard B. Cathcart; Alexander A. Bolonkin

2007-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

Warming of Global Abyssal and Deep Southern Ocean Waters between the 1990s and 2000s: Contributions to Global Heat and Sea Level Rise Budgets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abyssal global and deep Southern Ocean temperature trends are quantified between the 1990s and 2000s to assess the role of recent warming of these regions in global heat and sea level budgets. The authors 1) compute warming rates with ...

Sarah G. Purkey; Gregory C. Johnson

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Twentieth-Century Global-Mean Sea Level Rise: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Confidence in projections of global-mean sea level rise (GMSLR) depends on an ability to account for GMSLR during the twentieth century. There are contributions from ocean thermal expansion, mass loss from glaciers and ice sheets, groundwater ...

J. M. Gregory; N. J. White; J. A. Church; M. F. P. Bierkens; J. E. Box; M. R. van den Broeke; J. G. Cogley; X. Fettweis; E. Hanna; P. Huybrechts; L. F. Konikow; P. W. Leclercq; B. Marzeion; J. Oerlemans; M. E. Tamisiea; Y. Wada; L. M. Wake; R. S. W. van de Wal

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

The Impact of Manually Derived Southern Hemisphere Sea Level Pressure Data upon Forecasts from a Global Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experiments have been conducted within the framework of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's global data assimilation and prediction system to assess the forecast impact of Southern Hemisphere sea level pressure estimates [paid observations (...

R. Seaman; P. Steinle; W. Bourke; T. Hart

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Wave- and Anemometer-Based Sea Surface Wind (WASWind) for Climate Change Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ship-based measurements of sea surface wind speed display a spurious upward trend due to increases in anemometer height. To correct this bias, the authors constructed a new sea surface wind dataset from ship observations of wind speed and wind ...

Hiroki Tokinaga; Shang-Ping Xie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Parabolic equation modeling of high frequency acoustic transmission with an evolving sea surface  

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Parabolic equation modeling of high frequency acoustic transmission with an evolving sea surface J is combined with a rough surface formulation of a parabolic equation model for predicting time an approximation of the time-varying acoustic field. The wide-angle parabolic equation model manages the rough sea

Archer, Cristina Lozej

128

Surface Circulation in the Solomon Sea Derived from Lagrangian Drifter Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Velocity measurements from satellite-tracked surface drifters collected between 1994 and 2010 are used to map the surface circulation in the Solomon Sea, the last passageway for waters of subtropical origin flowing northward toward the equator, ...

Hristina G. Hristova; William S. Kessler

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

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

130

Eulerian and Lagrangian Statistics in the South China Sea as Deduced from Surface Drifters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eulerian and Lagrangian statistics of the surface flows over the South China Sea (SCS) are investigated based on observations of satellite-tracked Lagrangian drifters of the Surface Velocity Program. Although the dataset contains the most recent ...

Yu-Kun Qian; Shiqiu Peng; Yineng Li

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

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

132

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

133

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

134

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

135

Assessment of the Global Monthly Mean Surface Insolation Estimated from Satellite Measurements Using Global Energy Balance Archive Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global datasets of surface radiation budget (SRB) have been obtained from satellite programs. These satellite-based estimates need validation with ground-truth observations. This study validates the estimates of monthly mean surface insolation ...

Zhanqing Li; Charles H. Whitlock; Thomas P. Charlock

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Global structual optimizations of surface systems with a genetic algorithm  

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Global structural optimizations with a genetic algorithm were performed for atomic cluster and surface systems including aluminum atomic clusters, Si magic clusters on the Si(111) 7 x 7 surface, silicon high-index surfaces, and Ag-induced Si(111) reconstructions. First, the global structural optimizations of neutral aluminum clusters Al{sub n} (n up to 23) were performed using a genetic algorithm coupled with a tight-binding potential. Second, a genetic algorithm in combination with tight-binding and first-principles calculations were performed to study the structures of magic clusters on the Si(111) 7 x 7 surface. Extensive calculations show that the magic cluster observed in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments consist of eight Si atoms. Simulated STM images of the Si magic cluster exhibit a ring-like feature similar to STM experiments. Third, a genetic algorithm coupled with a highly optimized empirical potential were used to determine the lowest energy structure of high-index semiconductor surfaces. The lowest energy structures of Si(105) and Si(114) were determined successfully. The results of Si(105) and Si(114) are reported within the framework of highly optimized empirical potential and first-principles calculations. Finally, a genetic algorithm coupled with Si and Ag tight-binding potentials were used to search for Ag-induced Si(111) reconstructions at various Ag and Si coverages. The optimized structural models of {radical}3 x {radical}3, 3 x 1, and 5 x 2 phases were reported using first-principles calculations. A novel model is found to have lower surface energy than the proposed double-honeycomb chained (DHC) model both for Au/Si(111) 5 x 2 and Ag/Si(111) 5 x 2 systems.

Chuang, Feng-Chuan

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

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

138

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

139

Storm-Generated Surface Waves and Sediment Resuspension in the East China and Yellow Seas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface winds derived from atmospheric pressure fields are used as input to a finite-depth wind-wave model to predict the sea state during a cold air frontal passage over the Yellow and East China Seas, which occurred 15–18 November 1983. The ...

Hans C. Graber; Robert C. Beardsley; William D. Grant

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

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

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141

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

142

The Atmospheric Bridge: The Influence of ENSO Teleconnections on Air–Sea Interaction over the Global Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, the atmospheric response to sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the equatorial Pacific influences ocean conditions over the remainder of the globe. This connection between ocean basins via ...

Michael A. Alexander; Ileana Bladé; Matthew Newman; John R. Lanzante; Ngar-Cheung Lau; James D. Scott

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

The Surface Sea Breeze: Applicability of Haurwitz-Type Theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Haurwitz sea-breeze theory, and modifications by Kusuda and Alpert, are not generally applicable to observed winds in coastal regions, in part because they make no allowance for spatial evolution of wind hodographs. This is demonstrated by ...

D. O. Staley

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

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

145

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

146

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

147

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

148

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

149

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

150

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

151

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

152

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

153

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

154

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

155

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

156

Surface Energy Fluxes of Arctic Winter Sea Ice in Barrow Strait  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The surface energy balance of sea ice was measured during degree one-week periods in November, January, and February of 1980?81 in the Barrow Strait, Northwest Territories, Canada. Turbulent fluxes were derived with the bulk aerodynamic transfer ...

Konrad Steffen; Ted deMaria

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

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

158

Near-Surface Turbulence and Thermal Structure in a Wind-Driven Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ocean surface turbulence at high sea states is evaluated using heat as a naturally occurring passive tracer. A freely drifting instrument with a mechanically driven temperature profiler, fixed depth thermistors, and conductivity cells was used to ...

Johannes R. Gemmrich; David M. Farmer

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

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

160

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

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161

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

162

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

163

Wind Speed Effects on Sea Surface Emission and Reflection for the Along Track Scanning Radiometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The emission and reflection properties of a rough sea surface are investigated, with particular emphasis on the wavelengths and viewing geometry relevant to the Along Track Scanning Radiometer. The authors start from Fresnel's equations for a ...

Philip D. Watts; Myles R. Allen; Timothy J. Nightingale

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

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

165

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

166

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

167

Wind-forced Variations in Sea Surface Height in the Northeast Pacific Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea surface height (SSH) anomalies from the Geosat altimeter for the northeast Pacific Ocean were analysed to determine their annual and interannual fluctuations over a 2.5-year period. The interannual anomalies suggested large-scale changes in ...

Kathryn A. Kelly; Michael J. Caruso; Jay A. Austin

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??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

169

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

170

Sea Surface Height Signals as Indicators for Oceanic Meridional Mass Transports  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical models are used to test whether the sea surface height (SSH) can be used as an indicator for the variability of Atlantic meridional oceanic mass transports. The results suggest that if the transports over the western boundary current ...

Joël J-M. Hirschi; Peter D. Killworth; Jeffrey R. Blundell; David Cromwell

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

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

172

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

173

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

174

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

175

Automated Processing of Sea Surface Images for the Determination of Whitecap Coverage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea surface images have been collected to determine the percentage whitecap coverage (W) since the late 1960s. Image processing methods have changed dramatically since the beginning of whitecap studies. An automated whitecap extraction (AWE) ...

Adrian H. Callaghan; Martin White

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Accurate Radiometric Measurement of the Atmospheric Longwave Flux at theSea Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The errors in pyrgeometer measurements of the atmospheric longwave flux at the sea surface due to differential heating of the sensor dome relative to the body and to shortwave leakage through the dome are evaluated. Contrary to the findings of ...

Robin W. Pascal; Simon A. Josey

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Observations of Entry and Exit of Potential Vorticity at the Sea Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although potential vorticity (PV) is central to many theories of the oceanic circulation, the entry–exit of PV at the sea surface has not been thoroughly discussed from an observational perspective. After clarifying the notion of “PV entry and ...

Arnaud Czaja; Ute Hausmann

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

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

179

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

180

Mesoscale Correlation Length Scales from NSCAT and Minimet Surface Wind Retrievals in the Labrador Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of the surface wind speed and direction in the Labrador Sea for the period October 1996–May 1997 were obtained by the NASA scatterometer (NSCAT), and by 21 newly developed Minimet drifting buoys. Minimet wind speeds are inferred, ...

R. F. Milliff; P. P. Niiler; J. Morzel; A. E. Sybrandy; D. Nychka; W. G. Large

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

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

182

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

183

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

184

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

185

Nitric Acid–Sea Salt Reactions: Implications for Nitrogen Deposition to Water Surfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many previous studies have indicated the importance of nitric acid (HNO3) reactions on sea salt particles for flux divergence of HNO3 in the marine surface layer. The potential importance of this reaction in determining the spatial and temporal ...

S. C. Pryor; L. L. Sørensen

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

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

187

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

188

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

189

Sea Surface Currents in the Equatorial Pacific from VHF Radar Backscatter Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the analysis of three months of continuous sea-surface current data obtained by a VHF wind profiling radar at Christmas Island in the central equatorial Pacific. These results, which were obtained during the construction phase of the ...

B. B. Balsley; A. C. Riddle; W. L. Ecklund; D. A. Carter

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

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

191

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

192

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

193

Air–Sea Feedback in the North Atlantic and Surface Boundary Conditions for Ocean Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Extratropical sea surface temperature (SST) and surface turbulent heat flux monthly anomalies in the central and eastern part of the North Atlantic are considered for the period 1952–92 on a 5° × 5° grid. In this region where the mean surface ...

Claude Frankignoul; Arnaud Czaja; Blandine L’Heveder

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

An Evaluation of Sea Level Cyclone Forecasts Produced by NMC's Nested-Grid Model and Global Spectral Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea level cyclone errors are computed for the National Meteorological Center's Nested-Grid Model (NGM) and the Aviation Run of the Global Spectral Model (AVN). The study is performed for the 1987/88 and 1989/90 cool seasons. All available 24- and ...

Bruce B. Smith; Steven L. Mullen

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

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

196

Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclone Intensity to Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increased occurrence of more intense tropical storms intruding further poleward has been foreshadowed as one of the potential consequences of global warming. This scenario is based almost entirely on the general circulation model predictions of ...

Jenni L. Evans

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Modification of Surface Fluxes from Component Models in Global Coupled Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present generation of global coupled ocean–atmosphere GCMs contains considerable systematic errors both in terms of net surface heat flux and simulated SSTs. Here, a global coupled GCM is used to illustrate how systematic errors in the ...

Gerald A. Meehl

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Global Soil Moisture from Satellite Observations, Land Surface Models, and Ground Data: Implications for Data Assimilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three independent surface soil moisture datasets for the period 1979–87 are compared: 1) global retrievals from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), 2) global soil moisture derived from observed meteorological forcing using the ...

Rolf H. Reichle; Randal D. Koster; Jiarui Dong; Aaron A. Berg

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

The Global Historical Climatology Network: Long-term monthly temperature, precipitation, sea level pressure, and station pressure data  

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Interest in global climate change has risen dramatically during the last several years. In a similar fashion, the number of data sets available to study global change has also increased. Unfortunately, these data sets have been compiled by many different organizations/researchers, making it confusing and time consuming for individual researchers to acquire the best'' data. In response to this rapid growth in the number of global data sets, the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) commenced the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) project. The purpose of this project is to compile an improved global base-line data set of long-term monthly mean temperature, precipitation, sea level pressure, and station pressure for a dense network. of worldwide meteorological stations. Specifically, the GHCN project seeks to consolidate the numerous preexisting national-, regional-, and global-scale data sets into a single global climate data base that can be updated, enhanced, and distributed at regular intervals. The first version of the GHCN data base was completed during the summer of 1992. It contains 6039 temperature, 7533 precipitation, 1883 sea level pressure, and 1873 station pressure stations. All stations have at least 10 years of data, 40% have more than 50 years of data, and 10% have more than 100 years of data. Spatial coverage is good over most of the globe, particularly for the United States and central Europe. In comparison to other major global data sets, dramatic improvements are evident over South America, Africa, and Asia. The GHCN data base is available as a Numeric Data Package (NDP) from CDIAC. The NDP consists of this document and two magnetic tapes that contain machine-readable data files and accompanying retrieval codes. This document describes, in detail, both the GHCN data base and the contents of the magnetic tap

Vose, R.S. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment and Resources Center); Schmoyer, R.L. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Steurer, P.M.; Peterson, T.C.; Heim, R.; Karl, T.R. (National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC (United States)); Eischeid, J.K. (Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States). Cooperative Inst. for Research in Environmental Sciences)

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

The Global Historical Climatology Network: Long-term monthly temperature, precipitation, sea level pressure, and station pressure data  

SciTech Connect

Interest in global climate change has risen dramatically during the last several years. In a similar fashion, the number of data sets available to study global change has also increased. Unfortunately, these data sets have been compiled by many different organizations/researchers, making it confusing and time consuming for individual researchers to acquire the ``best`` data. In response to this rapid growth in the number of global data sets, the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) commenced the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) project. The purpose of this project is to compile an improved global base-line data set of long-term monthly mean temperature, precipitation, sea level pressure, and station pressure for a dense network. of worldwide meteorological stations. Specifically, the GHCN project seeks to consolidate the numerous preexisting national-, regional-, and global-scale data sets into a single global climate data base that can be updated, enhanced, and distributed at regular intervals. The first version of the GHCN data base was completed during the summer of 1992. It contains 6039 temperature, 7533 precipitation, 1883 sea level pressure, and 1873 station pressure stations. All stations have at least 10 years of data, 40% have more than 50 years of data, and 10% have more than 100 years of data. Spatial coverage is good over most of the globe, particularly for the United States and central Europe. In comparison to other major global data sets, dramatic improvements are evident over South America, Africa, and Asia. The GHCN data base is available as a Numeric Data Package (NDP) from CDIAC. The NDP consists of this document and two magnetic tapes that contain machine-readable data files and accompanying retrieval codes. This document describes, in detail, both the GHCN data base and the contents of the magnetic tap

Vose, R.S. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment and Resources Center; Schmoyer, R.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Steurer, P.M.; Peterson, T.C.; Heim, R.; Karl, T.R. [National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC (United States); Eischeid, J.K. [Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO (United States). Cooperative Inst. for Research in Environmental Sciences

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

A Fetch Dependent Model Of Sea Surface Roughness For Offshore Wind Power Utilisation  

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The sea surface roughness z 0 is usually determined from friction velocity u * with the Charnock relation as z 0 =z ch u * /g, where g is the gravitational acceleration and z ch an empirical parameter, which was meant to be a constant, but turned out to be site specific for sites with coastal influence. Several attempts to improve this relation aim on finding a power law between a non-dimensional sea surface roughness and a non-dimensional group describing the influence of the wave field. The Rdsand field measurement was used to test several proposed relations. A significant

Bernhard Lange; Jørgen Højstrup; Søren Larsen; Rebecca Barthelmie

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Uncertainties in Global Ocean Surface Heat Flux Climatologies Derived from Ship Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A methodology to define uncertainties associated with ocean surface heat flux calculations has been developed and applied to a global climatology that utilizes a summary of the Comprehensive Ocean–Atmosphere Data Set surface observations. ...

Peter J. Gleckler; Bryan C. Weare

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Objectively Analyzed Air–Sea Heat Fluxes for the Global Ice-Free Oceans (1981–2005)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 25-yr (1981–2005) time series of daily latent and sensible heat fluxes over the global ice-free oceans has been produced by synthesizing surface meteorology obtained from satellite remote sensing and atmospheric model reanalyses outputs. The ...

Lisan Yu; Robert A. Weller

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Global ocean wind power sensitivity to surface layer stability  

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2005), Evaluation of global wind power, J. Geophys. Res. ,Pryor (2003), Can satellite sampling of offshore wind speedsrealistically represent wind speed distributions? , J. Appl.

Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Response of Upper Clouds in Global Warming Experiments Obtained Using a Global Nonhydrostatic Model with Explicit Cloud Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a global nonhydrostatic model with explicit cloud processes, upper-cloud changes are investigated by comparing the present climate condition under the perpetual July setting and the global warming condition, in which the sea surface ...

Masaki Satoh; Shin-ichi Iga; Hirofumi Tomita; Yoko Tsushima; Akira T. Noda

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

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

207

The Summer Hydrography and Surface Circulation of the East Siberian Shelf Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the ice-free summer season in 1995 the authors deployed and subsequently tracked 39 surface drifters to test the hypothesis that the discharge from the Kolyma River forces a buoyancy-driven coastal current from the East Siberian Sea toward ...

Andreas Münchow; Thomas J. Weingartner; Lee W. Cooper

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

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

209

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

210

IIFET 2004 Japan Proceedings TUNA PRICE IN RELATION TO ECONOMIC FACTORS AND SEA SURFACE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

IIFET 2004 Japan Proceedings 1 TUNA PRICE IN RELATION TO ECONOMIC FACTORS AND SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN FRESH TUNA MARKET Minling Pan, National Marine Fisheries Services, Minling.Pan@noaa.gov Samuel the main factors that affected seasonal variation of fresh tuna price through a statistical approach

211

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

212

Hurricane-Generated Depth-Averaged Currents and Sea Surface Elevation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A theory of the depth-averaged currents and sea surface elevation generated by a moving hurricane in a stratified ocean with flat bottom is presented. Using a scale analysis of the depth-integrated momentum and continuity equations, it is found ...

Isaac Ginis; Georgi Sutyrin

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

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

214

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

215

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

216

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

217

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

218

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

219

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

220

Bursting-Layer Modeling Based on the Assumption of the Averaged Sea Surface for Strong Wind-Driven Currents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the sea, which is affected by strong winds that cover the water surface with wind-wave breakers, the sea surface layer, called the bursting layer by authors, is generated immediately below the mean water level. For treatment of strong wind-...

Tomokazu Murakami; Takashi Yasuda

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

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

222

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

223

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

224

Relevance of Surface Energy Budget within Florida Sea-Breeze Front to Cross-Peninsula Rainwater Runoff Gradient  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analysis of surface latent heat flux measurements taken within the sea-breeze front of the coast of Florida during active thunderstorm periods demonstrates an important effect of the timing of coastal storms on the seasonal surface water budget. ...

Harry J. Cooper; Eric A. Smith; Michael T. Rubes

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Can We See the Wind? Statistical Downscaling of Historical Sea Surface Winds in the Subarctic Northeast Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The statistical predictability of wintertime (December–February) monthly-mean sea surface winds (both vector wind components and wind speed) in the subarctic northeast Pacific off the west coast of Canada is considered, in the context of surface ...

Adam H. Monahan

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Surface Water Mixing in the Solomon Sea as Documented by a High-Resolution Coral 14C Record  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A bimonthly coral-based record of the postbomb radiocarbon content of Solomon Sea surface waters is interpreted to reflect mixing of subtropical surface water and that advected in from the east by the equatorial branch of the South Equatorial ...

T. P. Guilderson; D. P. Schrag; M. A. Cane

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

228

Verification of Remotely Sensed Sea Surface Winds in Hurricanes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface winds in hurricanes have been estimated remotely using the Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) from the NOAA WP-3D aircraft for the past 15 years. Since the use of the GPS dropwindsonde system in hurricanes was first initiated ...

Eric W. Uhlhorn; Peter G. Black

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Surface Analysis Over the Oceans—Searching for Sea Truth  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the Atlantic storms in ERICA IOP 1–5, NMC operational surface analyses, both manual and automated, were compared with two sets of research analyses prepared later. The positions of cyclone centers agreed within 100 km on average only between ...

Frederick Sanders

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

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

231

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

232

Tropical Cyclone Climatology in a 10-km Global Atmospheric GCM: Toward Weather-Resolving Climate Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone (TC) activity is investigated in multiyear global climate simulations with the ECMWF Integrated Forecast System (IFS) at 10-km resolution forced by the observed records of sea surface temperature and sea ice. ...

Julia V. Manganello; Kevin I. Hodges; James L. Kinter III; Benjamin A. Cash; Lawrence Marx; Thomas Jung; Deepthi Achuthavarier; Jennifer M. Adams; Eric L. Altshuler; Bohua Huang; Emilia K. Jin; Cristiana Stan; Peter Towers; Nils Wedi

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

The Granular Sea Ice Model in Spherical Coordinates and Its Application to a Global Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The granular sea ice model (GRAN) from Tremblay and Mysak is converted from Cartesian to spherical coordinates. In this conversion, the metric terms in the divergence of the deviatoric stress and in the strain rates are included. As an ...

Jan Sedlacek; Jean-François Lemieux; Lawrence A. Mysak; L. Bruno Tremblay; David M. Holland

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Global Retrospective Estimation of Soil Moisture Using the Variable Infiltration Capacity Land Surface Model, 1980–93  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A daily set of surface meteorological forcings, model-derived surface moisture fluxes, and state variables for global land areas for the period of 1979–93 is described. The forcing dataset facilitates global simulations and evaluation of land ...

Bart Nijssen; Reiner Schnur; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Recent Climatology, Variability, and Trends in Global Surface Humidity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In situ observations of surface air and dewpoint temperatures and air pressure from over 15 000 weather stations and from ships are used to calculate surface specific (q) and relative (RH) humidity over the globe (60°S–75°N) from December 1975 to ...

Aiguo Dai

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

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

237

A Multimodel Update on the Detection and Attribution of Global Surface Warming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an update on the detection and attribution of global annual mean surface air temperature changes, using recently developed climate models. In particular, it applies a new methodology that permits the inclusion of many more ...

DáithíA. Stone; Myles R. Allen; Peter A. Stott

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

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

239

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

240

Sensitivity of Global Tropical Climate to Land Surface Processes: Mean State and Interannual Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the sensitivity of the global climate to land surface processes (LSP) using an atmospheric general circulation model both uncoupled (with prescribed SSTs) and coupled to an oceanic general circulation model. The emphasis is on ...

Hsi-Yen Ma; Heng Xiao; C. Roberto Mechoso; Yongkang Xue

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

A Global Database of Land Surface Parameters at 1-km Resolution in Meteorological and Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ecoclimap, a new complete surface parameter global dataset at a 1-km resolution, is presented. It is intended to be used to initialize the soil–vegetation–atmosphere transfer schemes (SVATs) in meteorological and climate models (at all horizontal ...

Valéry Masson; Jean-Louis Champeaux; Fabrice Chauvin; Christelle Meriguet; Roselyne Lacaze

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Means and Trends of Shortwave Irradiance at the Surface Estimated from Global Energy Balance Archive Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Means and trends of shortwave irradiance at the earth’s surface are calculated from pyranometer measurements stored in the Global Energy Balance Archive (GEBA) database. The GEBA database contains the most comprehensive set of shortwave ...

H. Gilgen; M. Wild; A. Ohmura

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Sensitivity of a GCM Simulation of Global Climate to the Representation of Land-Surface Hydrology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of global climate to the characterization of the land-surface hydrology is investigated using the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory GCM at R15 resolution with the standard Budyko bucket and the Variable Infiltration Capacity (...

John F. Stamm; Eric F. Wood; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

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

245

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

246

The Transient versus the Equilibrium Response of Sea Ice to Global Warming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To examine the long-term stability of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, idealized simulations are carried out with the climate model ECHAM5/Max Planck Institute Ocean Model (MPI-OM). Atmospheric CO2 concentration is increased over 2000 years from ...

Chao Li; Dirk Notz; Steffen Tietsche; Jochem Marotzke

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

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

248

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

249

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

250

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

251

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

252

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

253

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

254

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

255

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

256

A Reduced-Order Information Filter for Multilayer Shallow-Water Models: Profiling and Assimilation of Sea Surface Height  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A reduced-order information filter (ROIF) for the Miami Isopycnal Coordinate Ocean Model (MICOM) is implemented for assimilation of the TOPEX/Poseidon sea surface height (SSH) data. ROIF is an approximate Kalman filter that compactly ...

T. M. Chin; A. C. Haza; A. J. Mariano

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

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

258

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

259

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

260

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

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261

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

262

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

263

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

264

Basin-Scale, High-Wavenumber Sea Surface Wind Fields from a Multiresolution Analysis of Scatterometer Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A numerical technique sensitive to both spectral and spatial aspects of sea surface wind measurements is introduced to transform the irregularly sampled satellite-based scatterometer data into regularly gridded wind fields. To capture the ...

Toshio M. Chin; Ralph F. Milliff; William G. Large

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

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

266

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

267

Amplification of a Surface-Intensified Eddy Drift along a Steep Shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The datasets of the Eddies and Gyre Path Tracking (EGYPT)/EGITTO program in the eastern Mediterranean Sea reveal a large mesoscale anticyclone traveling along the Libyan shelf. Surface drifter trajectories combined with a CTD transect accurately ...

Georgi Sutyrin; Alexander Stegner; Isabelle Taupier-Letage; Samuel Teinturier

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

269

A Preoperational Scheme for Calculating Sea Surface Height by Bernoulli Inverse of Argo Float Data in the North Atlantic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A preoperational scheme has been implemented to calculate sea surface height fields at 7-day intervals over the North Atlantic. Input data from Argo floats is downloaded and processed in near–real time. The solution method is by Bernoulli ...

Steven G. Alderson; Peter D. Killworth

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

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

271

A Simple Coupled Atmosphere–Ocean–Sea Ice–Land Surface Model for Climate and Paleoclimate Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors develop a coupled atmosphere–ocean–sea ice–land surface model for long-term climate change studies that incorporates the seasonal cycle. Three ocean basins, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current region, and the major continents are ...

Zhaomin Wang; Lawrence A. Mysak

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

273

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

274

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

275

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

276

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

277

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

278

Modeling Global Sea Ice with a Thickness and Enthalpy Distribution Model in Generalized Curvilinear Coordinates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parallel ocean and ice model (POIM) in generalized orthogonal curvilinear coordinates has been developed for global climate studies. The POIM couples the Parallel Ocean Program (POP) with a 12-category thickness and enthalpy distribution (TED) ...

Jinlun Zhang; D. A. Rothrock

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

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

280

Original article: A numerical estimate of the plankton-induced sea surface tension effects in a Langmuir circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Marine phytoplankton is known to produce surface-active materials as part of its metabolism. The sea surface tension gradient due to the presence of plankton produced surfactants leads to a surface shear stress, commonly known as Marangoni stress, that ... Keywords: Film pressure, Finite volumes, Langmuir circulation, Large Eddy Simulation, Plankton

Vincenzo Botte; Daniela Mansutti

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Global Ocean Surface Wave Simulation Using a Coupled Atmosphere–Wave Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study describes a 29-yr (1981–2009) global ocean surface gravity wave simulation generated by a coupled atmosphere–wave model using NOAA/GFDL’s High-Resolution Atmosphere Model (HiRAM) and the WAVEWATCH III surface wave model developed and ...

Yalin Fan; Shian-Jiann Lin; Isaac M. Held; Zhitao Yu; Hendrik L. Tolman

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

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

283

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

284

The Response of the Polar Regions to Increased CO2 in a Global Climate Model with Elastic–Viscous–Plastic Sea Ice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A global atmosphere–ocean–sea ice general circulation model (GCM) is used in simulations of climate with present-day atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and with CO2 increasing to double the present-day values. The Parallel Climate Model includes the ...

John W. Weatherly; Yuxia Zhang

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

CENOZOIC GLOBAL SEA LEVEL, SEQUENCES, AND THE NEW JERSEY TRANSECT: RESULTS FROM COASTAL PLAIN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Phillips Worldwide LNG, El Paso Global LNG, ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Company, Tractebel LNG North America Nitrogen Alaska 99.72 0.06 0.0005 0.0005 0.20 Algeria 86.98 9.35 2.33 0.63 0.71 Baltimore Gas & Electric 93 35 40 45 50 1965 1967 1969 1971 1973 1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999

286

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

287

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

288

Troposphere–Planetary Boundary Layer Interactions and the Evolution of Ocean Surface Density: Lessons from Red Sea Corals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A time series of oxygen isotope (?18O) measurements of a coral from the northern Red Sea (RS) is presented and used as a direct proxy for water surface density ?s. With a relatively constant subsurface density, the generated surface density time ...

Gidon Eshel; Daniel P. Schrag; Brian F. Farrell

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

A Surface Mooring for Air–Sea Interaction Research in the Gulf Stream. Part I: Mooring Design and Instrumentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of a surface mooring for deployment in the Gulf Stream in the Mid-Atlantic Bight is described. The authors' goals were to observe the surface meteorology; upper-ocean variability; and air–sea exchanges of heat, freshwater, and momentum ...

Robert A. Weller; Sebastien P. Bigorre; Jeffrey Lord; Jonathan D. Ware; James B. Edson

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Method for using global optimization to the estimation of surface-consistent residual statics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An efficient method for generating residual statics corrections to compensate for surface-consistent static time shifts in stacked seismic traces. The method includes a step of framing the residual static corrections as a global optimization problem in a parameter space. The method also includes decoupling the global optimization problem involving all seismic traces into several one-dimensional problems. The method further utilizes a Stochastic Pijavskij Tunneling search to eliminate regions in the parameter space where a global minimum is unlikely to exist so that the global minimum may be quickly discovered. The method finds the residual statics corrections by maximizing the total stack power. The stack power is a measure of seismic energy transferred from energy sources to receivers.

Reister, David B. (Knoxville, TN); Barhen, Jacob (Oak Ridge, TN); Oblow, Edward M. (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

A Global 9-yr Biophysical Land Surface Dataset from NOAA AVHRR Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global, monthly, 1° by 1° biophysical land surface datasets for 1982–90 were derived from data collected by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on board the NOAA-7, -9, and -11 satellites. The AVHRR data are adjusted for sensor ...

S. O. Los; N. H. Pollack; M. T. Parris; G. J. Collatz; C. J. Tucker; P. J. Sellers; C. M. Malmström; R. S. DeFries; L. Bounoua; D. A. Dazlich

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Effects of Urban Surfaces and White Roofs on Global and Regional Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land use, vegetation, albedo, and soil-type data are combined in a global model that accounts for roofs and roads at near their actual resolution to quantify the effects of urban surface and white roofs on climate. In 2005, ~0.128% of the ...

Mark Z. Jacobson; John E. Ten Hoeve

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

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

294

A Technique for Global Monitoring of Net Solar Irradiance at the Ocean Surface. Part II: Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present study constitutes the generation and validation of the first satellite-based, long-term record of surface solar irradiance over the global oceans. The record is generated using Nimbus-7 earth radiation budget (ERB) wide-field-of-view (...

Beth Chertock; Robert Frouin; Catherine Gautier

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

A Technique for Global Monitoring of Net Solar Irradiance at the Ocean Surface. Part I: Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An algorithm based on radiative transfer theory is presented to generate the first accurate, long-term (84- month) climatology of net surface solar irradiance over the global oceans from Nimbus-7 earth radiation budget (ERB) wide-field-of-view ...

Robert Frouin; Beth Chertock

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

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

297

A Computer-based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Color-shaded and contoured images of global gridded instrumental data have been produced as a computer-based atlas, available to the climate community through Internet. Each image simultaneously depicts anomaly maps of surface temperature, sea ...

Raymond S. Bradley; Linda G. Ahern; Frank T. Keimig

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Decadal Sea Level Variability in the South Pacific in a Global Eddy-Resolving Ocean Model Hindcast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sea level variability and related oceanic changes in the South Pacific from 1970 to 2003 are investigated using a hindcast simulation of an eddy-resolving ocean general circulation model (OGCM) for the Earth Simulator (OFES), along with sea level ...

Yoshi N. Sasaki; Shoshiro Minobe; Niklas Schneider; Takashi Kagimoto; Masami Nonaka; Hideharu Sasaki

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

The Sensitivity of the Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Thickness and Its Dependence on the Surface Albedo Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the response of sea ice thickness to changes in the external forcing is investigated and particularly how this response depends on the surface albedo formulation by means of a one-dimensional coupled ocean–ice–atmosphere model. The ...

Göran Björk; Christian Stranne; Karin Borenäs

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

On Sea Surface Salinity Skin Effect Induced by Evaporation and Implications for Remote Sensing of Ocean Salinity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The existence of a cool and salty sea surface skin under evaporation was first proposed by Saunders in 1967, but few efforts have since been made to perceive the salt component of the skin layer. With two salinity missions scheduled to launch in ...

Lisan Yu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Evaluation of the Maximum Cross-Correlation Method of Estimating Sea Surface Velocities from Sequential Satellite Images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We evaluate the method of estimating sea surface velocities from sequences of AVHRR and CZCS images using the maximum cross-correlation (MCC) technique. A set of synthetic images is created by advecting an AVHRR-SST field with a QG model velocity ...

Robin Tokmakian; P. Ted Strub; Julie McClean-Padman

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

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

303

Global Sea Surface Temperature Forecasts Using a Pairwise Dynamic Combination Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper dynamically combined three multivariate forecasts where spatially and temporally variant combination weights are estimated using a nearest-neighbor approach. The case study presented combines forecasts from three climate models for the ...

Shahadat Chowdhury; Ashish Sharma

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Evaluation of AMIP II Global Climate Model Simulations of the Land Surface Water Budget and Its Components over the GEWEX-CEOP Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The land surface water balance components simulated by 20 atmospheric global circulation models (AGCMs) participating in phase II of the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP II) are analyzed globally and over seven Global Energy and ...

P. Irannejad; A. Henderson-Sellers

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Modelling of a captive unmanned aerial system teledetecting oil pollution on sea surface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent major oil-spills were tracked using observations with sufficient altitudes over the sea surface, to detect oil slick locations. For oil-spill responders, we propose a captive Unmanned Aerial System, UAS acting like a periscope over a ship or supply vessel. The system is composed of an umbilical deployed from ship deck, and there are few studies that have examined elasticity within cable dynamic during take-off or landing (TOL) and normal flight phases. Therefore, the safest approach for the control-commands of the system is through umbilical dynamic modelling. We give a time-dependant finite-element formulation, using improved elastic non-linear cable elements. Two kinds of boundary condition, natural or essential, are discussed for roll-in or roll-out of the umbilical. A numerical convergence and a validation with an exact solution are provided, using two examples for the flight parameters. Finally, sensitivity of the model potentially extends its capacity for the system equilibrium prediction, under ...

Muttin, Frédéric

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Modeling the Global Solar Radiation on the Earth’s Surface Using Atmospheric Deterministic and Intelligent Data-Driven Techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three methods for analyzing and modeling the global shortwave radiation reaching the earth’s surface are presented in this study. Solar radiation is a very important input for many aspects of climatology, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, and ...

M. Santamouris; G. Mihalakakou; B. Psiloglou; G. Eftaxias; D. N. Asimakopoulos

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

A Global Climate Model (GENESIS) with a Land-Surface Transfer Scheme (LSX). Part I: Present Climate Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present-day climatology of a global climate model (GENESIS Version 1.02) is described. The model includes a land-surface transfer component (LSX) that accounts for the physical effects of vegetation. The atmospheric general circulation model ...

Starley L. Thompson; David Pollard

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Semidiurnal tides on the Laptev Sea shelf with implications for shear and vertical mixing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Arctic continental shelf seas hold a globally significant source of freshwater that impacts Arctic Ocean stratification, circulation and climate. This freshwater can be injected below the surface mixed layer by intense turbulent kinetic energy ...

Markus A. Janout; Yueng-Djern Lenn

309

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

310

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

311

Impact of the Southern ocean winds on sea-ice - ocean interaction and its associated global ocean circulation in a warming world  

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This dissertation discusses a linkage between the Southern Ocean (SO) winds and the global ocean circulation in the framework of a coarse-resolution global ocean general circulation model coupled to a sea-ice model. In addition to reexamination of the conventional linkage that begins with northward Ekman transport and extends to the North Atlantic (NA) overturning, the author investigates a new linkage that begins with the Southern Hemisphere (SH) sea-ice – ocean interaction perturbed by the anomalous SO winds and extends to the SH overturning, the response of the NA overturning, and the long-term baroclinic adjustment of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC). How the above two linkages will interact with each other in a warming world is also investigated. An interactive momentum flux forcing, allowing for the strength of momentum flux between atmosphere and sea ice to vary in response to the simulated sea-ice conditions, enhances wind-driven ice divergence to increase the fraction of leads and polynyas, which increases dense water formation, and thus intensifies convection. Within three experimental frameworks, this increased dense water consistently increases the Antarctic Bottom Water formation, which directly intensifies the SH overturning and indirectly weakens the NA overturning. As a result of the hemispheric change in overturning circulations, the meridional density gradient across the ACC appears to increase, ultimately increasing the baroclinic part of the ACC via an enhanced thermal wind shear. Subsequently, impacts of the poleward shifted and intensified SH subpolar westerly winds (SWWs) on the global ocean circulation are investigated in phases. When the SWWs are only shifted poleward, the effect of the anomalous winds is transmitted to the northern NA, decreasing both the NA overturning and the North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) outflow. However, when the SWWs are shifted poleward and intensified, this effect is cut off by the intensified Deacon cell overturning, and is not transmitted to the northern NA, and instead increases the NADW outflow substantially. To sum up, with respect to the SO winds perturbed by the global warming, the SH overturning cell and the NADW outflow increase, leading to an increase in the volume transport of the ACC.

Cheon, Woo Geunn

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

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

313

Surface Meteorology and Air-Sea Fluxes in the Western Equatorial Pacific Warm Pool during the TOGA Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A major goal of the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) was to achieve significantly more accurate and complete descriptions of the surface meteorology and air-sea fluxes in the western equatorial warm pool region. Time series of ...

R. A. Weller; S. P. Anderson

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

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

315

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

316

The Role of Averaging for Improving Sea Surface Salinity Retrieval from the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Satellite and Impact of Auxiliary Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) was chosen as the European Space Agency’s second Earth Explorer Opportunity mission. One of the objectives is to retrieve sea surface salinity (SSS) from measured brightness temperatures (TBs) at L band ...

Sabine Philipps; Christine Boone; Estelle Obligis

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

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

318

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

319

The Effect of the Sea Ice Freshwater Flux on Southern Ocean Temperatures in CCSM3: Deep-Ocean Warming and Delayed Surface Warming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study explores the role of sea ice freshwater and salt fluxes in modulating twenty-first-century surface warming in the Southern Ocean via analysis of sensitivity experiments in the Community Climate System Model, version 3 (CCSM3). In ...

Clark H. Kirkman IV; Cecilia M. Bitz

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Interdecadal Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean. Part I: The Role of Off-Equatorial Wind Stresses and Oceanic Rossby Waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre CGCM and a linear first baroclinic-mode ocean shallow-water model (SWM) are used to investigate ocean dynamic forcing mechanisms of the equatorial Pacific Ocean interdecadal sea surface ...

Shayne McGregor; Neil J. Holbrook; Scott B. Power

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

A New Method to Produce Sea Surface Temperature Using Satellite Data Assimilation into an Atmosphere-Ocean Mixed Layer Coupled Model  

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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

322

Measurements of Sea Surface Height Variability in the Eastern South Atlantic from Pressure Sensor–Equipped Inverted Echo Sounders: Baroclinic and Barotropic Components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Variability in sea surface height (SSH) can be decomposed into two contributions: one from changes in mass in the water column (barotropic) and the other from purely steric changes (baroclinic). Both contributions can be determined from data ...

Sheekela Baker-Yeboah; D. Randolph Watts; Deirdre A. Byrne

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Mechanisms for Tropical Tropospheric Circulation Change in Response to Global Warming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The annual-mean tropospheric circulation change in global warming is studied by comparing the response of an atmospheric general circulation model (GCM) to a spatial-uniform sea surface temperature (SST) increase (SUSI) with the response of a ...

Jian Ma; Shang-Ping Xie; Yu Kosaka

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

The Southern Oscillation. Part I: Global Associations with Pressure and Temperature in Northern Winter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe the global correlations between a measure of the Southern Oscillation and sea level pressure and surface air temperature in the northern winter. The stability of these correlations were tested on the Northern Hemisphere for an 80-year ...

Harry van Loon; Roland A. Madden

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Global Ocean Circulation from Satellite Altimetry and High-Resolution Computer Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sea surface elevation relative to the geoid, a dynamic boundary condition for the three-dimensional oceanic pressure field, is being determined over the global ocean every 10 days by a precision radar altimeter aboard the TOPEX/POSEIDON ...

Lee-Lueng Fu; Richard D. Smith

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Biogeochemistry in Sea Ice: CICE model developments  

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Polar primary production unfolds in a dynamic sea ice environment, and the interactions of sea ice with ocean support and mediate this production. In spring, for example, fresh melt water contributes to the shoaling of the mixed layer enhancing ice edge blooms. In contrast, sea ice formation in the fall reduces light penetration to the upper ocean slowing primary production in marine waters. Polar biogeochemical modeling studies typically consider these types of ice-ocean interactions. However, sea ice itself is a biogeochemically active medium, contributing a significant and, possibly, essential source of primary production to polar regions in early spring and fall. Here we present numerical simulations using the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model (CICE) with prognostic salinity and sea ice biogeochemistry. This study investigates the relationship between sea ice multiphase physics and sea ice productivity. Of particular emphasis are the processes of gravity drainage, melt water flushing, and snow loading. During sea ice formation, desalination by gravity drainage facilitates nutrient exchange between ocean and ice maintaining ice algal blooms in early spring. Melt water flushing releases ice algae and nutrients to underlying waters limiting ice production. Finally, snow loading, particularly in the Southern Ocean, forces sea ice below the ocean surface driving an upward flow of nutrient rich water into the ice to the benefit of interior and freeboard communities. Incorporating ice microphysics in CICE has given us an important tool for assessing the importance of these processes for polar algal production at global scales.

Jeffery, Nicole [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hunke, Elizabeth [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Elliott, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Turner, Adrian [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

327

A New Globally Complete Monthly Historical Gridded Mean Sea Level Pressure Dataset (HadSLP2): 1850–2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An upgraded version of the Hadley Centre’s monthly historical mean sea level pressure (MSLP) dataset (HadSLP2) is presented. HadSLP2 covers the period from 1850 to date, and is based on numerous terrestrial and marine data compilations. Each ...

Rob Allan; Tara Ansell

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

An Empirical Eigenfunction Analysis of Sea Surface Temperatures in the Western North Atlantic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The empirical orthogonal function decomposition is used to analyze time records of AVHRR sea surfacetemperature observations of the western North Atlantic from 32.9° to 43.6°N, 62.7° to 76.3°W. A manuallydeclouded dataset covering the spring of ...

Richard Everson; Peter Cornillon; Lawrence Sirovich; Andrew Webber

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Remote Sea Surface Temperature Variations during ENSO: Evidence for a Tropical Atmospheric Bridge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an El Niño event, positive SST anomalies usually appear in remote ocean basins such as the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the tropical North Atlantic approximately 3 to 6 months after SST anomalies peak in the tropical Pacific. Ship ...

Stephen A. Klein; Brian J. Soden; Ngar-Cheung Lau

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Ocean Warming Effect on Surface Gravity Wave Climate Change for the End of the Twenty-First Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface wind (U10) and significant wave height (Hs) response to global warming are investigated using a coupled atmosphere–wave model by perturbing the sea surface temperatures (SSTs) with anomalies generated by the Working Group on Coupled ...

Yalin Fan; Isaac M. Held; Shian-Jiann Lin; Xiaolan L. Wang

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Ocean Warming effect on Surface Gravity Wave Climate Change for the end of the 21st Century  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface wind (U10) and significant wave height (Hs) response to global warming are investigated using a coupled atmosphere-wave model by perturbing the sea surface temperatures (SSTs) with anomalies generated by WGCM CMIP-3 coupled models that use ...

Yalin Fan; Isaac M. Held; Shian-Jiann Lin; Xiaolan L. Wang

332

Why Tropical Sea Surface Temperature is Insensitive to Ocean Heat Transport Changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous studies have shown that increases in poleward ocean heat transport (OHT) do not strongly affect tropical SST. The goal of this paper is to explain this observation. To do so, the authors force two atmospheric global climate models (GCMs) ...

Daniel D. B. Koll; Dorian S. Abbot

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Response of Tropical Clouds to the Interannual Variation of Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Connections between the large-scale interannual variations of clouds, deep convection, atmospheric winds, vertical thermodynamic structure, and SSTs over global tropical oceans are examined over the period July 1983-December 1990. The SST warming ...

Rong Fu; W. Timothy Liu; Robert E. Dickinson

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Variability of zooplankton and sea surface temperature in the Southern Ocean  

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Interactions between physical and biological processes in the Southern Ocean have significant impacts on local ecosystems as well as on global climate. In this thesis, I present evidence that the Southern Ocean circulation ...

Verdy, Ariane

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Mechanisms of Short-Term Sea Surface Temperature Regulation: Observations during TOGA COARE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses of ocean–atmosphere data from Tropical Oceans Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment indicate that short-term (weekly to monthly) fluctuations of SST in the western Pacific warm pool are closely linked to the ...

K-M. Lau; C-H. Sui

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Why Tropical Sea Surface Temperature is Insensitive to Ocean Heat Transport Changes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous studies have shown that increases in poleward ocean heat transport (OHT) do not strongly affect tropical SST. The goal of this paper is to explain this observation. To do so we force two atmospheric global climate models (GCMs) in ...

Daniel D. B. Koll; Dorian S. Abbot

337

Phase Speed Spectra and the Latitude of Surface Westerlies: Interannual Variability and Global Warming Trend  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The extratropical annular-mode-like atmospheric responses to ENSO and global warming and the internal variability of annular modes are associated with similar, yet distinct, dynamical characteristics. In particular, La Niña, global warming, and ...

Gang Chen; Jian Lu; Dargan M. W. Frierson

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Characterizing Transport between the Surface Mixed Layer and the Ocean Interior with a Forward and Adjoint Global Ocean Transport Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The theory of first-passage time distribution functions and its extension to last-passage time distribution functions are applied to the problem of tracking the movement of water masses to and from the surface mixed layer in a global ocean ...

François Primeau

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Nonequilibrium Response of the Global Ocean to the 5-Day Rossby–Haurwitz Wave in Atmospheric Surface Pressure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The response of the global ocean to the surface pressure signal associated with the well-known 5-day Rossby–Haurwitz atmospheric mode is explored using analytical and numerical tools. Solutions of the Laplace tidal equations for a flat-bottom, ...

Rui M. Ponte

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

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

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341

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

342

Global Monitoring of Net Solar Irradiance at the Ocean Surface: Climatological Variability and the 1982–1983 El Niño  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method has been used to generate the first satellite-based long-term climatology of surface solar irradiance over the world oceans. These monthly mean data cover the period November 1978 through October 1985 on a global, 9° latitude-...

Beth Chertock; Robert Frouin; Richard C. J. Somerville

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

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

344

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

345

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

346

Importance of Thermal Effects and Sea Surface Roughness for Offshore Wind Resource Assessment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The economic feasibility of offshore wind power utilisation depends on the favourable wind conditions offshore as compared to sites on land. The higher wind speeds have to compensate the additional cost of offshore developments. However, not only the mean wind speed is different, but the whole flow regime, as can e.g. be seen in the vertical wind speed profile. The commonly used models to describe this profile have been developed mainly for land sites. Their applicability for wind power prediction at offshore sites is investigated using data from the measurement program Rdsand, located in the Danish Baltic Sea.

Bernhard Lange; Søren Larsen; Jørgen Højstrup Rebecca Barthelmie; Jørgen Højstrup; Rebecca Barthelmie; Bernhard Lange

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Low-Frequency Controls on the Thresholds of Sea Surface Temperature over the Western Tropical Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the Florida State University Coupled Global Spectral Model (FSUCGSM) is utilized to examine the possible regulation of the warm pool SST and its contributors. The model is run for 1 yr to obtain the residue-free time evolution of ...

Nihat Cubukcu; T. N. Krishnamurti

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

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

349

Influence of 21st century atmospheric and sea surface temperature forcing on West African climate  

SciTech Connect

he persistence of extended drought events throughout West Africa during the 20th century has motivated a substantial effort to understand the mechanisms driving African climate variability, as well as the possible response to elevated greenhouse gas (GHG) forcing. We use an ensemble of global climate model experiments to examine the relative roles of future direct atmospheric radiative forcing and SST forcing in shaping potential future changes in boreal summer precipitation over West Africa. We find that projected increases in precipitation throughout the Western Sahel result primarily from direct atmospheric radiative forcing. The changes in atmospheric forcing generate a slight northward displacement and weakening of the African easterly jet (AEJ), a strengthening of westward monsoon flow onto West Africa and an intensification of the tropical easterly jet (TEJ). Alternatively, we find that the projected decreases in precipitation over much of the Guinea Coast region are caused by SST changes that are induced by the atmospheric radiative forcing. The changes in SSTs generate a weakening of the monsoon westerlies and the TEJ, as well as a decrease in low-level convergence and resultant rising air throughout the mid levels of the troposphere. Our experiments suggest a potential shift in the regional moisture balance of West Africa should global radiative forcing continue to increase, highlighting the importance of climate system feedbacks in shaping the response of regional-scale climate to global-scale changes in radiative forcing.

Skinner, Chris B [Stanford University; Ashfaq, Moetasim [ORNL; Diffenbaugh, Noah [Stanford University

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Albedos and Glitter Patterns of a Wind-Roughened Sea Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The downward albedo (irradiance reflectance) r? and the upward albedo r+ of a random air–water surface, formed by capillary waves, are computed as a function of lighting conditions and wind speed by Monte Carlo means for incident unpolarized ...

Rudolph W. Preisendorfer; Curtis D. Mobley

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

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

352

High-Latitude Ocean and Sea Ice Surface Fluxes: Challenges for Climate Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polar regions have great sensitivity to climate forcing; however, understanding of the physical processes coupling the atmosphere and ocean in these regions is relatively poor. Improving our knowledge of high-latitude surface fluxes will require close ...

Mark A. Bourassa; Sarah T. Gille; Cecilia Bitz; David Carlson; Ivana Cerovecki; Carol Anne Clayson; Meghan F. Cronin; Will M. Drennan; Chris W. Fairall; Ross N. Hoffman; Gudrun Magnusdottir; Rachel T. Pinker; Ian A. Renfrew; Mark Serreze; Kevin Speer; Lynne D. Talley; Gary A. Wick

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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

354

Spatial Statistics of the Sea Surface in Fetch-Limited Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An analysis of airborne wave observations collected in the Gulf of Tehuantepec is presented. The data include lidar measurements of the surface displacement as a function of two horizontal dimensions in fetch-limited conditions, with fetches ...

Leonel Romero; W. Kendall Melville

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Use of Synthetic Aperture Radar in Finescale Surface Analysis of Synoptic-Scale Fronts at Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The viability of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) as a tool for finescale marine meteorological surface analyses of synoptic-scale fronts is demonstrated. In particular, it is shown that SAR can reveal the presence of, and the mesoscale and ...

G. S. Young; T. N. Sikora; N. S. Winstead

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Altimeter Estimation of Sea Surface Wind Stress for Light to Moderate Winds  

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Aircraft altimeter and in situ measurements are used to examine relationships between altimeter backscatter and the magnitude of near-surface wind and friction velocities. Comparison of altimeter radar cross section with wind speed is made ...

Douglas Vandemark; James B. Edson; Bertrand Chapron

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Sea Surface Mixed Layer during the 10–11 June 1994 California Coastally Trapped Event  

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A midlevel, coastally trapped atmospheric event occurred along the California coast 10–11 June 1994. This feature reversed the surface wind field along the coast in a northerly phase progression. Along the central California coast, the winds at ...

C. E. Dorman; L. Armi; J. M. Bane; D. P. Rogers

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Short-Time-Scale Processes in a Mature Hurricane as a Response to Sea Surface Fluctuations  

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To clarify the effect of fluctuations in surface stress and heat fluxes on the intensity of a mature-state hurricane, a sensitivity analysis is performed by using a cloud-permitting nonhydrostatic axisymmetric adjoint model. The response function ...

Kosuke Ito; Yoichi Ishikawa; Yoshiaki Miyamoto; Toshiyuki Awaji

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Measurements of Surface Wave Decay and Directional Spectra in the Marginal Sea Ice Zone  

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In March 2003 several autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) missions were carried out under sea ice in the western Bellingshausen Sea. Data from the upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on the “Autosub” AUV indicate a strongly ...

Daniel R. Hayes; Adrian Jenkins; Stephen McPhail

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Coherent Modes of Global SST and Summer Rainfall over China: An Assessment of the Regional Impacts of the 1997–98 El Niño  

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In this paper, the authors have identified three coherent modes of summertime rainfall variability over China and global sea surface temperature (SST) for the period of 1955–98 by Singular Value Decomposition. Based on these modes, the impacts of ...

K-M. Lau; Hengyi Weng

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Global Data on Land Surface Parameters from NOAA AVHRR for Use in Numerical Climate Models  

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This paper reviews satellite datasets from the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer that could be employed in support of numerical climate modeling at regional and global scales. Presently available NOAA operational and research datasets ...

G. Garik Gutman

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Estimation of Surface Solar Global Radiation from NOAA AVHRR Data in High Latitudes  

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A physical method for estimating the instantaneous global irradiance and daily cumulative insolation based on Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer data was developed and tested at high latitudes in a boreal subarctic region. The satellite ...

Vesa Laine; Ari Venäläinen; Martti Heikinheimo; Otto Hyvärinen

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Modeling of Downward Surface Longwave Flux Density for Global Change Applications and Comparison with Pyrgeometer Measurements  

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The success of satellite monitoring of global climate change depends on the ability to validate satellite inference methods against accurate “ground truth.” Under a recent World Meteorological Organization—World Climate Research Program activity ...

F. Miskolczi

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Comparison between the Pathfinder Versions 5.0 and 4.1 Sea Surface Temperature Datasets: A Case Study for High Resolution  

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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

365

Leaking method approach to surface transport in the Mediterranean Sea from a numerical ocean model  

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We use Lagrangian diagnostics (the leaking and the exchange methods) to characterize surface transport out of and between selected regions in the Western Mediterranean. Velocity fields are obtained from a numerical model. Residence times of water of Atlantic origin in the Algerian basin, with a strong seasonal dependence, are calculated. Exchange rates between these waters and the ones occupying the northern basin are also evaluated. At surface, northward transport is dominant, and involves filamental features and eddy structures that can be identified with the Algerian eddies. The impact on these results of the presence of small scale turbulent motions is evaluated by adding Lagrangian diffusion.

Judit Schneider; Vicente Fernandez; Emilio Hernandez-Garcia

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Interoperability of Sea Sondes and Wellen Radars In Mapping Radial Surface Currents  

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A dual-station high frequency (HF) Wellen Radar (WERA) transmitting at 16 MHz observed near-real time surface currents over an approximate range of 100 km across the Florida Straits since July 2004. During a 10-day period in April 2005 (15-25 ...

J. Martinez-Pedraja; L. K. Shay; B. K. Haus; C. Whelan

367

ECMWF and ERS-1 Surface Winds over the Arabian Sea during July 1995  

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The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and Institut Francais Pour la Recherche et l’Exploitation de la Mer European Remote-Sensing Satellite, named IFR2, surface wind velocity data products are compared during July 1995 ...

David Halpern; Michael H. Freilich; Robert A. Weller

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Observational Evidence for the Mutual Regulation of the Tropical Hydrological Cycle and Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures  

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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

369

Probabilistic ecological risk assessment and source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface sediments from Yellow Sea  

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Based on the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in 12 surface sediment samples from Yellow Sea, the relative risk of 9 PAHs was investigated using joint risk probability distribution curves and overlapping area, which were generated based on the distributions of exposure and acute toxicity data (LC50), and the sources of PAHs were apportioned using principal component analysis. It was found that joint probability curve and overlapping area indicated the acceptable ecological risk of individual PAHs, only a small fraction of the benthic organisms was affected. Among the nine PAHs studied, the overall risk of pyrene was the highest, with that of naphthalene the lowest. For lower exposure levels at which the percentage of species affected was less than 10%, the risk associated with phenanthrene and fluorene were clearly higher than that of the other seven PAHs. It was indicated that PAHs in surface sediments mainly originated from vehicular emissions, coal combustion sources, coke oven emission and wood combustion, petroleum origin made little influence on sources of PAHs by PCA.

Liu, A.X.; Lang, Y.H.; Xue, L.D.; Liao, S.L.; Zhou, H. [Ocean University of China, Qingdao (China). College for Environmental Science & Engineering

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

370

Simulation of Global Land Surface Conditions from 1948 to 2004. Part I: Forcing Data and Evaluations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because of a lack of observations, historical simulations of land surface conditions using land surface models are needed for studying variability and changes in the continental water cycle and for providing initial conditions for seasonal ...

Taotao Qian; Aiguo Dai; Kevin E. Trenberth; Keith W. Oleson

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Characteristics of Surface Current Flow Inferred from a Global Ocean Current Data Set  

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A seasonal global ocean-current data set (OCDS) digitized on a 5° grid from long-term mean shipdrift-derived currents from pilot charts is presented and described. Annual zonal means of v-component currents show subtropical convergence zones ...

Gerald A. Meehl

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Global Optimization of Deformable Surface Meshes Based on Genetic Jussi Tohka  

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© A R¦dc ¦e QfR ¨©3g bhbip % (' q (2) The internal energy is similar in spirit with the surface is formulated as minimization of the energy of the surface. A surface has two energy functions associated with it. The external energy is derived from the image data and the internal energy derives from the shape

Neumaier, Arnold

373

Advances in the Surface Science of TiO2 – A Global Perspective  

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TiO2 rutile single-crystal surfaces have served has useful prototypical, well-defined specimens for fundamental investigations of oxide surface science for many years. As a result of both experimental and theoretical efforts, we have gained considerable insight into the structural, electronic, thermochemical and photochemical properties of pristine as well as defective surfaces. In this brief review, I summarize some of the recent advances that have been made in the laboratories of participants of the International Workshop of Oxide Surfaces (IWOX) series, principally on TiO2(110).

Chambers, Scott A.

2007-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

374

Near-Surface Wind over the Global Ocean 1949–1988  

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Near-surface wind over the ocean is a key variable for studies of climate variability and change. Millions of ship reports of near-surface wind are now held in computerized datasets like the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS). These ...

M. Neil Ward; Brian J. Hoskins

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Testing the Effects of a New Land Surface Scheme and of Initial Soil Moisture Conditions in the Canadian Global Forecast Model  

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A new land surface scheme developed for the Canadian general circulation model has been introduced into the Canadian global forecast model and tested for a summer case. It features three soil layers, a snow layer, and a vegetation layer; its ...

Yves Delage; Diana Verseghy

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Seasonal Near-Surface Dynamics and Thermodynamics of the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Throughflow in a Global Ocean General Circulation Model  

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The near-surface dynamics and thermodynamics of the Indian Ocean are examined in a global ocean general circulation model (OGCM) with enhanced tropical resolution. The model uses a Seager-type heat flux formulation (weak relaxation toward a fixed ...

A. Schiller; J. S. Godfrey; P. C. McIntosh; G. Meyers; S. E. Wijffels

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

An Improved Method for Estimating Global Evapotranspiration Based on Satellite Determination of Surface Net Radiation, Vegetation Index, Temperature, and Soil Moisture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple and accurate method to estimate regional or global latent heat of evapotranspiration (ET) from remote sensing data is essential. The authors proposed a method in an earlier study that utilized satellite-determined surface net radiation (...

Kaicun Wang; Shunlin Liang

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Final Report DE-EE0005380: Assessment of Offshore Wind Farm Effects on Sea Surface, Subsurface and Airborne Electronic Systems  

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Offshore wind energy is a valuable resource that can provide a significant boost to the US renewable energy portfolio. A current constraint to the development of offshore wind farms is the potential for interference to be caused by large wind farms on existing electronic and acoustical equipment such as radar and sonar systems for surveillance, navigation and communications. The US Department of Energy funded this study as an objective assessment of possible interference to various types of equipment operating in the marine environment where offshore wind farms could be installed. The objective of this project was to conduct a baseline evaluation of electromagnetic and acoustical challenges to sea surface, subsurface and airborne electronic systems presented by offshore wind farms. To accomplish this goal, the following tasks were carried out: (1) survey electronic systems that can potentially be impacted by large offshore wind farms, and identify impact assessment studies and research and development activities both within and outside the US, (2) engage key stakeholders to identify their possible concerns and operating requirements, (3) conduct first-principle modeling on the interactions of electromagnetic signals with, and the radiation of underwater acoustic signals from, offshore wind farms to evaluate the effect of such interactions on electronic systems, and (4) provide impact assessments, recommend mitigation methods, prioritize future research directions, and disseminate project findings. This report provides a detailed description of the methodologies used to carry out the study, key findings of the study, and a list of recommendations derived based the findings.

Ling, Hao [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin; Hamilton, Mark F. [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories] [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories; Bhalla, Rajan [Science Applications International Corporation] [Science Applications International Corporation; Brown, Walter E. [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories] [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories; Hay, Todd A. [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories] [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories; Whitelonis, Nicholas J. [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin; Yang, Shang-Te [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin; Naqvi, Aale R. [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

379

The Annual Range of Southern Hemisphere SST: Comparison with Surface Heating and Possible Reasons for the High-Latitude Falloff  

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Globally, the seasonal cycle is the largest single component of observed sea surface temperature (SST) variability, yet it is still not fully understood. Herein, the degree to which the structure of the seasonal cycle of Southern Hemisphere SST ...

A. M. Chiodi; D. E. Harrison

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Spectral longwave emission in the tropics: FTIR measurements at the sea surface and comparison with fast radiation codes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Longwave emission by the tropical western Pacific atmosphere has been measured at the ocean surface by a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroradiometer deployed aboard the research vessel John Vickers as part of the Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment. The instrument operated throughout a Pacific Ocean crossing, beginning on 7 March 1993 in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and ending on 29 March 1993 in Los Angeles, and recorded longwave emission spectra under atmospheres associated with sea surface temperatures ranging from 291.0 to 302.8 K. Precipitable water vapor abundances ranged from 1.9 to 5.5 column centimeters. Measured emission spectra (downwelling zenith radiance) covered the middled infrared (5-20 {mu}m) with one inverse centimeter spectral resolution. FTIR measurements made under an entirely clear field of view are compared with spectra generated by LOWTRAN 7 and MODTRAN 2, as well as downwelling flux calculated by the NCAR COmmunity Climate Model (CCM-2) radiation code, using radiosonde profiles as input data for these calculations. In the spectral interval 800-1000 cm{sup -1}, these comparisons show a discrepance between FTIR data and MODTRAN 2 having an overall variability of 6-7 mW m{sup -2} sr{sup -1} cm and a concave shape that may be related to the representation of water vapor continuum emission in MODTRAN 2. Another discrepancy appears in the spectral interval 1200-1300 cm{sup -1}, whether MODTRAN 2 appears to overestimate zenith radiance by 5 mW m{sup -2} sr-1 cm. These discrepancies appear consistently; however, they become only slightly larger at the highest water vapor abundances. Because these radiance discrepancies correspond to broadband (500-2000 cm{sup -1}) flux uncertainties of around 3 W m{sup -2}, there appear to be no serious inadequacies with the performance of MODTRAN 2 or LOWTRAN 7 at high atmospheric temperatures and water vapor abundances. 23 refs., 10 figs.

Lubin, D.; Cutchin, D.; Conant, W. [Univ. of California, La Jolla, CA (United States)] [Univ. of California, La Jolla, CA (United States); Grassl, H. [Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg (Germany)] [Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg (Germany); Schmid, U.; Biselli, W. [Universitaet Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)] [Universitaet Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing robust and physics-based sea surface temperature retrievals for high resolution, multi-spectral thermal sensors using one or multiple looks  

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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

382

Global 4DVAR Assimilation and Forecast Experiments Using AMSU Observations over Land. Part II: Impacts of Assimilating Surface-Sensitive Channels on the African Monsoon during AMMA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations from Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A and -B (AMSU-A and -B) have been more intensively used over sea than over land because of large uncertainties about the land surface emissivity and the skin temperature. Several methods based ...

Fatima Karbou; Florence Rabier; Jean-Philippe Lafore; Jean-Luc Redelsperger; Olivier Bock

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Global Shortwave Energy Budget at the Earth's Surface from ERBE Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is proposed to compute the net solar (shortwave) irradiance at the earth's surface from Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data in the S4 format. The S4 data are monthly averaged broadband planetary albedo collected at selected ...

François-Marie Breon; Robert Frouin; Catherine Gautier

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Modeling Surface Solar Irradiance for Satellite Applications on a Global Scale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the last few years, the feasibility of deriving surface radiation budget (SRB) components from satellite observations has been demonstrated and a better understanding of the need for SRB information in climate research was formulated. Much ...

R. T. Pinker; I. Laszlo

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

GLOBAL PROPERTIES OF M31'S STELLAR HALO FROM THE SPLASH SURVEY. I. SURFACE BRIGHTNESS PROFILE  

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We present the surface brightness profile of M31's stellar halo out to a projected radius of 175 kpc. The surface brightness estimates are based on confirmed samples of M31 red giant branch stars derived from Keck/DEIMOS spectroscopic observations. A set of empirical spectroscopic and photometric M31 membership diagnostics is used to identify and reject foreground and background contaminants. This enables us to trace the stellar halo of M31 to larger projected distances and fainter surface brightnesses than previous photometric studies. The surface brightness profile of M31's halo follows a power law with index -2.2 {+-} 0.2 and extends to a projected distance of at least {approx}175 kpc ({approx}2/3 of M31's virial radius), with no evidence of a downward break at large radii. The best-fit elliptical isophotes have b/a = 0.94 with the major axis of the halo aligned along the minor axis of M31's disk, consistent with a prolate halo, although the data are also consistent with M31's halo having spherical symmetry. The fact that tidal debris features are kinematically cold is used to identify substructure in the spectroscopic fields out to projected radii of 90 kpc and investigate the effect of this substructure on the surface brightness profile. The scatter in the surface brightness profile is reduced when kinematically identified tidal debris features in M31 are statistically subtracted; the remaining profile indicates that a comparatively diffuse stellar component to M31's stellar halo exists to large distances. Beyond 90 kpc, kinematically cold tidal debris features cannot be identified due to small number statistics; nevertheless, the significant field-to-field variation in surface brightness beyond 90 kpc suggests that the outermost region of M31's halo is also comprised to a significant degree of stars stripped from accreted objects.

Gilbert, Karoline M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Guhathakurta, Puragra [UCO/Lick Observatory, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Beaton, Rachael L.; Majewski, Steven R.; Ostheimer, James C.; Patterson, Richard J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States); Bullock, James; Tollerud, Erik J. [Center for Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Geha, Marla C. [Astronomy Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Kalirai, Jason S. [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Kirby, Evan N. [California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, MC 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Tanaka, Mikito; Chiba, Masashi, E-mail: kgilbert@astro.washington.edu [Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

386

Comparison of Four Cloud Schemes in Simulating the Seasonal Mean Field Forced by the Observed Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impacts of four stratiform cloud parameterizations on seasonal mean fields are investigated using the global version of the Experimental Climate Prediction Center (ECPC) global-to-regional forecast system (G-RSM). The simulated fields are ...

Akihiko Shimpo; Masao Kanamitsu; Sam F. Iacobellis; Song-You Hong

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Near-Surface Frontal Zone Trapping and Deep Upward Propagation of Internal Wave Energy in the Japan/East Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The full-depth current structure in the Japan/East Sea was investigated using direct velocity measurements performed with lowered and shipboard acoustic current Doppler profilers. Rotary spectral analysis was used to investigate the three-...

Andrey Y. Shcherbina; Lynne D. Talley; Eric Firing; Peter Hacker

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Fully Nonlinear Statistics of Wave Crest Elevation Calculated Using a Spectral Response Surface Method: Applications to Unidirectional Sea States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper concerns the calculation of the probability of exceedance of wave crest elevation. The statistics have been calculated for broadbanded, unidirectional, deep-water sea states by incorporating a fully nonlinear wave model into a spectral ...

R. S. Gibson; C. Swan; P. S. Tromans

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Intraseasonal Atmospheric Variability in the Extratropics and Its Relation to the Onset of Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous research has shown that seasonal-mean boreal winter variations in the subtropical/extratropical sea level pressure and wind stress fields over the central North Pacific are significantly related to the state of the El Niño–Southern ...

Bruce T. Anderson

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Influence of Bottom Friction on Sea Surface Roughness and Its Impact on Shallow Water Wind Wave Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a selected subset of the measured data obtained in shallow waters near Vindeby, Denmark, during RASEX (Risø Air–Sea Experiment), the role of bottom friction dissipation in predicting wind waves (not swell) is assessed with a third-...

Hakeem K. Johnson; Henrik Kofoed-Hansen

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

On the Role of Eddies and Surface Forcing in the Heat Transport and Overturning Circulation in Marginal Seas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The factors that determine the heat transport and overturning circulation in marginal seas subject to wind forcing and heat loss to the atmosphere are explored using a combination of a high-resolution ocean circulation model and a simple ...

Michael A. Spall

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Global Ocean Meridional Overturning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A decade-mean global ocean circulation is estimated using inverse techniques, incorporating air–sea fluxes of heat and freshwater, recent hydrographic sections, and direct current measurements. This information is used to determine mass, heat, ...

Rick Lumpkin; Kevin Speer

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Estimating the Economic Cost of Sea-Level Rise  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To improve the estimate of economic costs of future sea-level rise associated with global climate change,

Sugiyama, Masahiro.

394

The Assimilation of Observations from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit over Sea Ice in the French Global Numerical Weather Prediction System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of assimilating microwave observations from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Units (AMSU-A and AMSU-B) through the implementation of an appropriate parameterization of sea ice emissivity. AMSU ...

Fatima Karbou; Florence Rabier; Catherine Prigent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Indirect global warming effects of ozone and stratospheric water vapor induced by surface methane emission  

SciTech Connect

Methane has indirect effects on climate due to chemical interactions as well as direct radiative forcing effects as a greenhouse gas. We have calculated the indirect, time-varying tropospheric radiative forcing and GWP of O{sub 3} and stratospheric H{sub 2}O due to an impulse of CH{sub 4}. This impulse, applied to the lowest layer of the atmosphere, is the increase of the atmospheric mass of CH{sub 4} resulting from a 25 percent steady state increase in the current emissions as a function of latitude. The direct CH{sub 4} radiative forcing and GWP are also calculated. The LLNL 2-D radiative-chemistry-transport model is used to evaluate the resulting changes in the O{sub 3}, H{sub 2}O and CH{sub 4} atmospheric profiles as a function of time. A correlated k-distribution radiative transfer model is used to calculate the radiative forcing at the tropopause of the globally-averaged atmosphere profiles. The O{sub 3} indirect GWPs vary from {approximately}27 after a 20 yr integration to {approximately}4 after 500 years, agreeing with the previous estimates to within about 10 percent. The H{sub 2}O indirect GWPs vary from {approximately}2 after a 20 yr integration to {approximately}0.3 after 500 years, and are in close agreement with other estimates. The CH{sub 4} GWPs vary from {approximately}53 at 20 yrs to {approximately}7 at 500 yrs. The 20 year CH{sub 4} GWP is {approximately}20% larger than previous estimates of the direct CH{sub 4} GWP due to a CH{sub 4} response time ({approximately}17 yrs) that is much longer than the overall lifetime (10 yrs). The increased CH{sub 4} response time results from changes in the OH abundances caused by the CH{sub 4} impulse. The CH{sub 4} radiative forcing results are consistent with IPCC values. Estimates are made of latitude effects in the radiative forcing calculations, and UV effects on the O{sub 3} radiative forcing calculations (10%).

Wuebbles, D.J.; Grossman, A.S.; Tamaresis, J.S.; Patten, K.O. Jr.; Jain, A.; Grant, K.A.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Observations of Bora Events over the Adriatic Sea and Black Sea by Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bora events over the Adriatic Sea and Black Sea are investigated by using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images acquired by the advanced SAR (ASAR) on board the European satellite Envisat. It is shown that the sea surface roughness patterns ...

Werner Alpers; Andrei Ivanov; Jochen Horstmann

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

An Assessment of the Surface Turbulent Heat Fluxes from the NCEP–NCAR Reanalysis over the Western Boundary Currents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the completion of the NCEP–NCAR and ECMWF reanalyses there are now global representations of air–sea surface heat fluxes with sufficient spatial and temporal resolution to be useful in characterizing the air–sea interaction associated with ...

G. W. K. Moore; I. A. Renfrew

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

The Effect of Breaking Waves on a Coupled Model of Wind and Ocean Surface Waves. Part I: Mature Seas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the first of a two-part investigation of a coupled wind and wave model that includes the enhanced form drag of breaking waves. In Part I here the model is developed and applied to mature seas. Part II explores the solutions in a wide ...

Tobias Kukulka; Tetsu Hara

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

An Estimation of Sea-Level and Surface-Current Anomalies during the 1972 El Niño and Consequent Thermal Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper has two main parts. First, it is shown that if the dynamics is simplified by assuming a one-mode, low-frequency (or long-wave) model, the whole field of anomalous motion in the tropical region can he deduced from the time series of sea-...

A. E. Gill

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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A global coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian model and 1 1 km CO2 surface flux dataset for high-resolution atmospheric CO2 transport simulations  

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Abstract. We designed a method to simulate atmospheric CO2 concentrations at several continuous observation sites around the globe using surface fluxes at a very high spatial resolution. The simulations presented in this study were performed using the Global Eulerian-Lagrangian Coupled Atmospheric model (GELCA), comprising a Lagrangian particle dispersion model coupled to a global atmospheric tracer transport model with prescribed global surface CO2 flux maps at a 1 1 km resolution. The surface fluxes used in the simulations were prepared by assembling the individual components of terrestrial, oceanic and fossil fuel CO2 fluxes. This experimental setup (i.e. a transport model running at a medium resolution, coupled to a high-resolution Lagrangian particle dispersion model together with global surface fluxes at a very high resolution), which was designed to represent high-frequency variations in atmospheric CO2 concentration, has not been reported at a global scale previously. Two sensitivity experiments were performed: (a) using the global transport model without coupling to the Lagrangian dispersion model, and (b) using the coupled model with a reduced resolution of surface fluxes, in order to evaluate the performance of Eulerian-Lagrangian coupling and the role of high-resolution fluxes in simulating high-frequency variations in atmospheric CO2 concentrations. A correlation analysis between observed and simulated atmospheric CO2 concentrations at selected locations revealed that the inclusion of both Eulerian-Lagrangian coupling and highresolution fluxes improves the high-frequency simulations of the model. The results highlight the potential of a coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian model in simulating high-frequency atmospheric CO2 concentrations at many locations worldwide. The model performs well in representing observations of atmospheric CO2 concentrations at high spatial and temporal resolutions, especially for coastal sites and sites located close to sources of large anthropogenic emissions. While this study focused on simulations of CO2 concentrations, the model could be used for other atmospheric compounds with known estimated emissions.

Ganshin, A [Central Aerological Observatory; Oda, T [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Saito, M [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Maksyutov, S [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Valsala, V [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Andres, Robert Joseph [ORNL; Fischer, R [University of London; Lowry, D [University of London; Lukyanov, A [Central Aerological Observatory; Matsueda, H [Meteorological Research Institute, Japan; Nisbet, E [University of London; Rigby, M [University of Bristol, UK; Sawa, Y [Meteorological Research Institute, Japan; Toumi, R [Imperial College, London; Tsuboi, K [Meteorological Research Institute, Japan; Varlagin, A [A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russia; Zhuravlev, R [Central Aerological Observatory

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The assimilation of observations from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit over sea ice in the French global Numerical Weather Prediction system  

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The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of assimilating microwave observations from AMSU-A and AMSU-B through the implementation of an appropriate parameterization of sea ice emissivity. AMSU observations are relevant to describe the air ...

Fatima Karbou; Florence Rabier; Catherine Prigent

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Global sea level is rising faster than the IPCC TAR 2001 ensemble predictions (in grey), now approaching ~3.5 cm/decade  

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for mitigating future climate disaster? Energy and environment · Large-scale eolian, solar, and tidal arrays Sea, Denmark #12;11/15/13 9 Solar arrays Solar house (France) #12;11/15/13 10 Tidal energy: reversing to believe? Is there hope for mitigating future climate disaster? · Yes, we know a lot about the climate

Wolfe, Alexander P.

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Measurements of the summer surface heat budget of the Northeast Water Polynya. USCGC Polar Sea cruise, July 15--August 15, 1992  

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A research cruise of the USCGC Polar Sea to the Northeast Water Polynya, off the eastern coast of Greenland (77--81{degree}N, 6--17{degree}W), was made from mid-July to mid-August of 1992 (NEWP `92) as the first field component of the multi-disciplinary study of a high-Arctic polynya funded by the NSF as part of the Arctic Systems Science program. Instruments to measure the components of the surface heat budget of the polynya were installed on a foremast at the bow of the ship. This report presents the measured variables and derived surface fluxes in graphical and tabulated form. Profiles of atmospheric temperature and humidity were taken using radiosondes, and these are also presented.

Minnett, P.J.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Atmospheric Responses of Gill-Type and Lindzen–Nigam Models to Global Warming  

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The equatorial Pacific atmosphere responds differently to global warming in the Gill-type and Lindzen–Nigam models. Under an assumption of no change in the zonal sea surface temperature (SST) gradient in the Gill-type model, the Walker circulation ...

Soon-Il An

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Implications for the creation of warm saline deep water: Late Paleocene reconstructions and global climate model simulations  

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A global warming trend began during the late Paleocene that culminated in the early Eocene with the highest global temperatures of the Cenozoic. We have reconstructed late Paleocene surfacial boundary conditions and modeled atmospheric conditions using the Goddard Institute for Space Studies general circulation model version II (GISS GCM II). These experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that warm saline deep water formed during the late paleocene and to understand atmospheric circulation near the beginning of a period of global warming. The warming is attributed primarily to increased sea surface temperatures at high latitudes. The sensitivity of the climate to ocean temperature was tested using two sea surface temperature distributions, each delimited latitudinally by oxygen isotope values, but with different east-west gradients. The simulations discussed here contain several features unique among warm climate experiments. The first experiment (P-1) used latitudinally constant (zonal) sea surface temperatures. The zonally distributed sea surface temperatures strengthen the general circulation of the atmosphere. In particular, Hadley Cell circulation is intensified, leading to extremes of precipitation in the equatorial region and extreme evaporation across subtropical oceans. The unusual results prompted a second experiment with modern east-west sea surface temperature gradients superimposed and referred to as P-Gradient (P-Grad). 84 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

O`Connell, S. [Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT (United States); Chandler, M.A. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)]|[Goddard Inst. of Space Studies, New York, NY (United States); Ruedy, R. [Goddard Inst. of Space Studies, New York, NY (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sea Level Pressure Minimum along the Kuroshio and Its Extension  

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Atmospheric effects of sea surface temperature (SST) fronts along the Kuroshio and Kuroshio Extension (K-KE) are investigated by examining spatial characteristics of the climatological sea level pressure (SLP), surface winds and surface heat flux (...

Youichi Tanimoto; Tomohisa Kanenari; Hiroki Tokinaga; Shang-Ping Xie

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Estimation of methane and carbon dioxide surface fluxes using a 3-D global atmospheric chemical transport model  

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Methane (CH?) and carbon dioxide (CO?) are the two most radiatively important greenhouse gases attributable to human activity. Large uncertainties in their source and sink magnitudes currently exist. We estimate global ...

Chen, Yu-Han, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

The ISLSCP Initiative I Global Datasets: Surface Boundary Conditions and Atmospheric Forcings for Land-Atmosphere Studies  

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A comprehensive series of global datasets for land-atmosphere models has been collected, formatted to a common grid, and released on a set of CD-ROMS. This paper describes the motivation for and the, contents of the dataset.

P. J. Sellers; B. W. Meeson; J. Closs; J. Collatz; F. Corprew; D. Dazlich; F. G. Hall; Y. Kerr; R. Koster; S. Los; K. Mitchell; J. McManus; D. Myers; K-J. Sun; P. Try

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity to Surface Forcing and Boundary Layer Mixing in a Global Ocean Model: Annual-Mean Climatology  

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The effects of more realistic bulk forcing boundary conditions, a more physical subgrid-scale vertical mixing parameterization, and more accurate bottom topography are investigated in a coarse-resolution, global oceanic general circulation model. ...

William G. Large; Gokhan Danabasoglu; Scott C. Doney; James C. McWilliams

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

An Extended Comparison between LOWTRAN7 Computed and Observed Broadband Thermal Irradiances: Global Extreme and Intermediate Surface Conditions  

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Differences between observed and LOWTRAN7-computed downward longwave irradiances were examined at each of four globally diverse locations for an entire year at each site. The final results are restricted to times determined to be completely or ...

Ellsworth G. Dutton

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Simulation of ENSO-Related Surface Winds in the Tropical Pacific by an Atmospheric General Circulation Model Forced by Observed Sea Surface Temperatures  

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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

413

Impact of Breaking Wave Form Drag on Near-Surface Turbulence and Drag Coefficient over Young Seas at High Winds  

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The effects of breaking waves on near-surface wind turbulence and drag coefficient are investigated using large-eddy simulation. The impact of intermittent and transient wave breaking events (over a range of scales) is modeled as localized form ...

Nobuhiro Suzuki; Tetsu Hara; Peter P. Sullivan

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Surface Measurements of Precipitation from an Ocean Mooring: The Underwater Acoustic Log from the South China Sea  

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Surface measurements of precipitation in oceanic environments have proven especially difficult to obtain because traditional technologies such as tipping-bucket rain gauges are unsuitable for deployment from oceanic platforms such as ships and ...

Jeffrey A. Nystuen; Michael J. McPhaden; H. Paul Freitag

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Spectral Longwave Emission in the Tropics: FTIR Measurement at the Sea Surface and Comparison with Fast Radiation Codes  

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Longwave emission by the tropical western Pacific atmosphere has been measured at the ocean surface by a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroradiometer deployed aboard the research vessel John Vickers as part of the Central Equatorial ...

Dan Lubin; David Cutchin; William Conant; Hartmut Grassl; Ulrich Schmid; Werner Biselli

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

A Surrogate Ensemble Study of Sea Level Reconstructions  

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This study investigates the possibility of reconstructing past global mean sea levels. Reconstruction methods rely on historical measurements from tide gauges combined with knowledge about the spatial covariance structure of the sea level field ...

Bo Christiansen; T. Schmith; P. Thejll

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

On the Role of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients in Forcing Low-Level Winds and Convergence in the Tropics  

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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

418

Observation and Estimation of Lagrangian, Stokes, and Eulerian Currents Induced by Wind and Waves at the Sea Surface  

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The surface current response to winds is analyzed in a 2-yr time series of a 12-MHz (HF) Wellen Radar (WERA) off the west coast of France. Consistent with previous observations, the measured currents, after filtering tides, are on the order of ...

Fabrice Ardhuin; Louis Marié; Nicolas Rascle; Philippe Forget; Aron Roland

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Arctic Sea ice model sensitivities.  

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Arctic sea ice is an important component of the global climate system and, due to feedback effects, the Arctic ice cover is changing rapidly. Predictive mathematical models are of paramount importance for accurate estimates of the future ice trajectory. However, the sea ice components of Global Climate Models (GCMs) vary significantly in their prediction of the future state of Arctic sea ice and have generally underestimated the rate of decline in minimum sea ice extent seen over the past thirty years. One of the contributing factors to this variability is the sensitivity of the sea ice state to internal model parameters. A new sea ice model that holds some promise for improving sea ice predictions incorporates an anisotropic elastic-decohesive rheology and dynamics solved using the material-point method (MPM), which combines Lagrangian particles for advection with a background grid for gradient computations. We evaluate the variability of this MPM sea ice code and compare it with the Los Alamos National Laboratory CICE code for a single year simulation of the Arctic basin using consistent ocean and atmospheric forcing. Sensitivities of ice volume, ice area, ice extent, root mean square (RMS) ice speed, central Arctic ice thickness,and central Arctic ice speed with respect to ten different dynamic and thermodynamic parameters are evaluated both individually and in combination using the Design Analysis Kit for Optimization and Terascale Applications (DAKOTA). We find similar responses for the two codes and some interesting seasonal variability in the strength of the parameters on the solution.

Peterson, Kara J.; Bochev, Pavel Blagoveston; Paskaleva, Biliana Stefanova

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

A Global Climatology of Surface Wind and Wind Stress Fields from Eight Years of QuikSCAT Scatterometer Data  

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Global seasonal cycles of the wind and wind stress fields estimated from the 8-yr record (September 1999–August 2007) of wind measurements by the NASA Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) are presented. While this atlas, referred to here as the ...

Craig M. Risien; Dudley B. Chelton

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Global Climate Model (GENESIS) with a Land-Surface Transfer Scheme (LSX). Part II: CO2 Sensitivity  

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The sensitivity of the equilibrium climate to doubled atmospheric CO2 is investigated using the GENESIS global climate model version 1.02. The atmospheric general circulation model is a heavily modified version of the NCAR CCM1 and is coupled to ...

Starley L. Thompson; David Pollard

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The Role of Whitecap Bubbles in Air–Sea Heat and Moisture Exchange  

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In high winds, the sea surface is no longer simply connected. Whitecap bubbles and sea spray provide additional surfaces that may enhance the transfer of any quantity normally exchanged at the air–sea interface. This paper investigates the role ...

Edgar L. Andreas; Edward C. Monahan

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

ENSO Prediction with Markov Models: The Impact of Sea Level  

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A series of seasonally varying linear Markov models are constructed in a reduced multivariate empirical orthogonal function (MEOF) space of observed sea surface temperature, surface wind stress, and sea level analysis. The Markov models are ...

Yan Xue; Ants Leetmaa; Ming Ji

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Sea Mammals:  

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Sea Mammals: Sea Mammals: Resources and Population The nanrine mammal resources nenr Amchitkn Island consist o f sea otters, harbor seals, and Steller sea 1io11s as perntnnent residents, northern fur seals that migrate througla Aleutian passes, and wholes nnd porpoises in the surrouttdiftg seas. Archaeological and historic data on nni~nnl populations indicate that the species present tlten were the same as those present today nnd dentoxstrate tlre contii~ued importawe that sea mammals haue played in tlre island's history. Sen otter observations nnd surueys made front 1935 to 1974 document the recovery of this species Carl E. Abegglen* U. S. Fish and It'ildlife Service, Division of I\'ildlife Research, Anchorage, Alaska from near extinction at the start of the twentieth century.

425

Reconstructing the Ocean's Interior from Surface Data  

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A new method is proposed for extrapolating subsurface velocity and density fields from sea surface density and sea surface height (SSH). In this, the surface density is linked to the subsurface fields via the surface quasigeostrophic (SQG) ...

Jinbo Wang; Glenn R. Flierl; Joseph H. LaCasce; Julie L. McClean; Amala Mahadevan

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Optimal Surface Salinity Perturbations of the Meridional Overturning and Heat Transport in a Global Ocean General Circulation Model  

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Recent observations and modeling studies have stressed the influence of surface salinity perturbations on the North Atlantic circulation over the past few decades. As a step toward the estimation of the sensitivity of the thermohaline circulation ...

Florian Sévellec; Thierry Huck; Mahdi Ben Jelloul; Nicolas Grima; Jérôme Vialard; Anthony Weaver

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Influence of the Interannual Variability of Vegetation on the Surface Energy Balance—A Global Sensitivity Study  

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The degree to which the interannual variability of vegetation phenology affects hydrological fluxes over land is investigated through a series of simulations with the Mosaic land surface model, run both offline and coupled to the NASA Seasonal-to-...

P. Guillevic; R. D. Koster; M. J. Suarez; L. Bounoua; G. J. Collatz; S. O. Los; S. P. P. Mahanama

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of the Uncertainties in Ocean Surface Turbulent Fluxes in 11 Reanalysis, Satellite-Derived, and Combined Global Datasets  

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Ocean surface turbulent fluxes play an important role in the energy and water cycles of the atmosphere–ocean coupled system, and several flux products have become available in recent years. Here, turbulent fluxes from 6 widely used reanalyses, 4 ...

Michael A. Brunke; Zhuo Wang; Xubin Zeng; Michael Bosilovich; Chung-Lin Shie

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Global Behavior of the Evolution of a Rossby Wave Packet in Barotropic Flows on the Earth's ?-Surface  

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A concept of the ?-approxiniation for the earth's surface has been introduced. Using the Rossby wave packet approximation and the WKB method, the evolution of a single geostrophic synoptic disturbance system has been further studied on the ?-...

Huijun Yang

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Testing for the Possible Influence of Unknown Climate Forcings upon Global Temperature Increases from 1950-2000  

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Global-scale variations in the climate system over the last half of the twentieth century, including long-term increases in global-mean near-surface temperatures, are consistent with concurrent human-induced emissions of radiatively active gases and aerosols. However, such consistency does not preclude the possible influence of other forcing agents, including internal modes of climate variability or unaccounted for aerosol effects. To test whether other unknown forcing agents may have contributed to multidecadal increases in global-mean near-surface temperatures from 1950 to 2000, data pertaining to observed changes in global-scale sea surface temperatures and observed changes in radiatively active atmospheric constituents are incorporated into numerical global climate models. Results indicate that the radiative forcing needed to produce the observed long-term trends in sea surface temperatures—and global-mean near-surface temperatures—is provided predominantly by known changes in greenhouse gases and aerosols. Further, results indicate that less than 10% of the long-term historical increase in global-mean near-surface temperatures over the last half of the twentieth century could have been the result of internal climate variability. In addition, they indicate that less than 25%of the total radiative forcing needed to produce the observed long-term trend in global-mean near-surface temperatures could have been provided by changes in net radiative forcing from unknown sources (either positive or negative). These results, which are derived from simple energy balance requirements, emphasize the important role humans have played in modifying the global climate over the last half of the twentieth century.

Anderson, Bruce T.; Knight, Jeff R.; Ringer, Mark A.; Yoon, Jin-Ho; Cherchi, Annalisa

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

431

Models of the Southeast Asian Seas  

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The mean and seasonal variations in transport through and within the Southeast Asian seas are investigated using a series of simple models. The results are compared with results from a fine-resolution, 3D, numerical simulation of the global ...

Roxana C. Wajsowicz

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Sea Level Changes under Increasing Atmospheric CO2 in a Transient Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere GCM Experiment  

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Climate change resulting from the enhanced greenhouse effect of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations is expected to bring about global and local changes in sea level. A global rise in sea level would result from thermal expansion of seawater ...

J. M. Gregory

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

1Satellite Surface Areas The NASA Imager for Magnetosphere-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite was  

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that cover the satellite's surface actually face the sun at any given moment? #12;Answer Key 1 Question 1) satellite was launched on March 25, 2000. The instruments and other electrical systems inside the satellite area of the satellite, and how much electrical power can be collected by the satellite. (Hints - http

434

An Efficient Approach to Modeling the Topographic Control of Surface Hydrology for Regional and Global Climate Modeling  

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The current generation of land-surface models used in GCMs view the soil column as the fundamental hydrologic unit. While this may be effective in simulating such processes as the evolution of ground temperatures and the growth/ablation of a ...

Marc Stieglitz; David Rind; James Famiglietti; Cynthia Rosenzweig

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB-1003)  

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A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB-1003) A Computer-Based Atlas of Global Instrumental Climate Data (DB-1003) DOI: 10.3334/CDIAC/cli.db1003 data Data Investigators R. S. Bradley, L. G. Ahern, and F. T. Keimig Color-shaded and contoured images of global, gridded instrumental data have been produced as a computer-based atlas. Each image simultaneously depicts anomaly maps of surface temperature, sea-level pressure, 500-mbar geopotential heights, and percentages of reference-period precipitation. Monthly, seasonal, and annual composites are available in either cylindrical equidistant or northern and southern hemisphere polar projections. Temperature maps are available from 1854 to 1991, precipitation from 1851 to 1989, sea-level pressure from 1899 to 1991, and 500-mbar heights from 1946 to 1991. The source of data for the temperature

436

Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass-Balance Modeling in a 131-Yr Perspective, 1950–2080  

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Fluctuations in the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) surface mass balance (SMB) and freshwater influx to the surrounding oceans closely follow climate fluctuations and are of considerable importance to the global eustatic sea level rise. A state-of-the-...

Sebastian H. Mernild; Glen E. Liston; Christopher A. Hiemstra; Jens H. Christensen

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

A Simple Atmospheric Model of Surface Heat Flux for Use in Ocean Modeling Studies  

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A simple model of the lower atmospheric layers and land/sea ice surface is described and analyzed. The model is able to depict with reasonable accuracy the global ocean heat fluxes. Due to the model's simplicity, insight into the mechanisms ...

Richard Kleeman; Scott B. Power

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Wavelet Analysis of Seasonal Rainfall Variability of the Upper Blue Nile Basin, its Teleconnection to Global Sea Surface Temperature, and its Forecasting by an Artificial Neural Network  

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Rainfall is the primary driver of basin hydrologic processes. This article developed a rainfall predictive tool that combines the wavelet principal component analysis (WPCA), artificial neural networks–genetic algorithm (ANN–GA), statistical ...

Mohamed Helmy Elsanabary; Thian Yew Gan

439

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 103, NO. C9, PAGES 18,567-18,589, AUGUST 15, 1998 Analyses of global sea surface temperature 1856{1991  

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that impactsocieties, such as the Sahel drought or the U.S. dust bowl. In our data-driven science the study of longer

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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 103, NO. C9, PAGES 18,56718,589, AUGUST 15, 1998 Analyses of global sea surface temperature 1856--1991  

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in decadal cycles that impact societies, such as the Sahel drought or the U.S. dust bowl. In our data­driven science the study of longer periods quickly runs into the limita­ tions imposed by data availability

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The Interface or Air–Sea Flux Component of the TOGA Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment and Its Impact on Subsequent Air–Sea Interaction Studies  

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The interface or air–sea flux component of the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) of the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) research program and its subsequent impact on studies of air–sea interaction are described. The ...

Robert A. Weller; Frank Bradley; Roger Lukas

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Intraseasonal Variability in the Indo–Pacific Throughflow and the Regions Surrounding the Indonesian Seas  

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Intraseasonal oscillations in sea level, sea surface temperature, and upper ocean flow field have recently been observed in various locations surrounding the Indonesian seas. While the observed oscillations at these locations have similar wave ...

Bo Qiu; Ming Mao; Yuji Kashino

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

The Kerr-Fermi Sea  

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The presence of a massive scalar field near a Kerr black hole is known to produce instabilities associated with bound superradiant modes. In this paper we show that for massive fermions, rather than inducing an instability, the bound superradiant modes condense and form a Fermi sea which extends well outside the ergosphere. The shape of this Fermi sea in phase space and various other properties are analytically computed in the semiclassical WKB approximation. The low energy effective theory near the black hole is described by ripples in the Fermi surface. Expressions are derived for their dispersion relation and the effective force on particles which venture into the sea.

Hartman, Thomas; Strominger, Andrew

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

The Kerr-Fermi Sea  

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The presence of a massive scalar field near a Kerr black hole is known to produce instabilities associated with bound superradiant modes. In this paper we show that for massive fermions, rather than inducing an instability, the bound superradiant modes condense and form a Fermi sea which extends well outside the ergosphere. The shape of this Fermi sea in phase space and various other properties are analytically computed in the semiclassical WKB approximation. The low energy effective theory near the black hole is described by ripples in the Fermi surface. Expressions are derived for their dispersion relation and the effective force on particles which venture into the sea.

Thomas Hartman; Wei Song; Andrew Strominger

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

445

CORONAL HEATING BY SURFACE ALFVEN WAVE DAMPING: IMPLEMENTATION IN A GLOBAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS MODEL OF THE SOLAR WIND  

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The heating and acceleration of the solar wind is an active area of research. Alfven waves, because of their ability to accelerate and heat the plasma, are a likely candidate in both processes. Many models have explored wave dissipation mechanisms which act either in closed or open magnetic field regions. In this work, we emphasize the boundary between these regions, drawing on observations which indicate unique heating is present there. We utilize a new solar corona component of the Space Weather Modeling Framework, in which Alfven wave energy transport is self-consistently coupled to the magnetohydrodynamic equations. In this solar wind model, the wave pressure gradient accelerates and wave dissipation heats the plasma. Kolmogorov-like wave dissipation as expressed by Hollweg along open magnetic field lines was presented in van der Holst et al. Here, we introduce an additional dissipation mechanism: surface Alfven wave (SAW) damping, which occurs in regions with transverse (with respect to the magnetic field) gradients in the local Alfven speed. For solar minimum conditions, we find that SAW dissipation is weak in the polar regions (where Hollweg dissipation is strong), and strong in subpolar latitudes and the boundaries of open and closed magnetic fields (where Hollweg dissipation is weak). We show that SAW damping reproduces regions of enhanced temperature at the boundaries of open and closed magnetic fields seen in tomographic reconstructions in the low corona. Also, we argue that Ulysses data in the heliosphere show enhanced temperatures at the boundaries of fast and slow solar wind, which is reproduced by SAW dissipation. Therefore, the model's temperature distribution shows best agreement with these observations when both dissipation mechanisms are considered. Lastly, we use observational constraints of shock formation in the low corona to assess the Alfven speed profile in the model. We find that, compared to a polytropic solar wind model, the wave-driven model with physical dissipation mechanisms presented in this work is more aligned with an empirical Alfven speed profile. Therefore, a wave-driven model which includes the effects of SAW damping is a better background to simulate coronal-mass-ejection-driven shocks.

Evans, R. M. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Space Weather Lab, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Opher, M. [Astronomy Department, Boston University, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (United States); Oran, R.; Van der Holst, B.; Sokolov, I. V.; Frazin, R.; Gombosi, T. I. [Center for Space Environment Modeling, University of Michigan, 2455 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Vasquez, A., E-mail: Rebekah.e.frolov@nasa.gov [Instituto de Astronomia y Fisica del Espacio (CONICET-UBA) and FCEN (UBA), CC 67, Suc 28, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

446

The Multi-Channel Infrared Sea Truth Radiometric Calibrator (MISTRC)  

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A new multichannel infrared sea truth radiometer has been designed and built to improve validation of satellite-determined sea surface temperature. Horizontal grid polarized filters installed on the shortwave channels are very effective in ...

M. J. Suarez; W. J. Emery; G. A. Wick

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Water Mass Transformation and Formation in the Labrador Sea  

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Objectively analyzed surface hydrographic fields and NCEP–NCAR reanalysis fluxes are used to estimate water mass transformation and formation rates in the Labrador Sea, focusing on Labrador Sea Water (LSW). The authors estimate a mean long-term ...

Paul G. Myers; Chris Donnelly

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Estimation of Atmospheric Duct Structure Using Radar Sea Clutter  

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Retrieving atmospheric refractivity profiles from the sea surface backscattered radar clutter is known as the refractivity-from-clutter (RFC) technique. Because the relationship between refractivity and radar sea clutter is clearly nonlinear and ...

Zhao Xiaofeng; Huang Sixun

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Climate Variability in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas  

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Satellite data reveal a 20% decline in sea ice extent in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas in the two decades following 1973. This change is negatively correlated with surface air temperatures on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, which ...

Stanley S. Jacobs; Josefino C. Comiso

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

The Inflow to Tropical Cyclone Humberto (2001) as Viewed with Azimuth–Height Surfaces over Three Days  

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The deployment of 228 global positioning system dropwindsondes (GPS sondes), over three consecutive days in Tropical Cyclone Humberto (2001), allows for the creation of azimuth–height (–z) surfaces from sea level to 3-km altitude at 0.25° and 0.5°...

Gary M. Barnes; Klaus P. Dolling

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Global Security  

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Global Security Global Security LANL's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent;...

452

Can a Convective Cloud Feedback Help to Eliminate Winter Sea Ice at High CO2 Concentrations?  

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Winter sea ice dramatically cools the Arctic climate during the coldest months of the year and may have remote effects on global climate as well. Accurate forecasting of winter sea ice has significant social and economic benefits. Such ...

Dorian S. Abbot; Chris C. Walker; Eli Tziperman

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

The Response of the SSM/I to the Marine Environment. Part II: A Parameterization of the Effect of the Sea Surface Slope Distribution on Emission and Reflection  

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Based on a geometric optics model and the assumption of an isotropic Gaussian surface slope distribution, the component of ocean surface microwave emissivity variation due to large-scale surface roughness is parameterized for the frequencies and ...

Grant W. Petty; Kristina B. Katsaros

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

global | OpenEI  

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global global Dataset Summary Description GIS data for offshore wind speed (meters/second). Specified to Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).Wind resource based on NOAA blended sea winds and monthly wind speed at 30km resolution, using a 0.11 wind sheer to extrapolate 10m - 90m. Annual average >= 10 months of data, no nulls. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords GIS global NOAA NREL offshore wind wind speed Data application/zip icon Download Shapefile (zip, 18.5 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Please cite NREL and NOAA Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata

455

Global hydrological cycle response to rapid and slow global warming  

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We analyze the response of global water vapor to global warming in a series of fully coupled climate model simulations. We find that a roughly 7% per Kelvin rate of increase of water vapor with global surface temperature is robust only for rapid ...

Larissa Back; Karen Russ; Zhengyu Liu; Kuniaki Inoue; Jiaxu Zhang; Bette Otto-Bliesner

456

Global Warming: Physics and Facts  

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This report contains papers on: A tutorial on global atmospheric energetics and the greenhouse effect; global climate models: what and how; comparison of general circulation models; climate and the earth`s radiation budget; temperature and sea level change; short-term climate variability and predictions; the great ocean conveyor; trace gases in the atmosphere: temporal and spatial trends; the geochemical carbon cycle and the uptake of fossil fuel CO{sub 2}; forestry and global warming; the physical and policy linkages; policy implications of greenhouse warming; options for lowering US carbon dioxide emissions; options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions; and science and diplomacy: a new partnership to protect the environment.

Levi, B.G. [Physics Today, New York, NY (United States); Hafemeister, D. [Committee on Foreign Relations (U.S. Senate), Washington, DC (United States); Scribner, R. [Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC (United States)] [eds.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Global Warming: Physics and Facts  

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This report contains papers on: A tutorial on global atmospheric energetics and the greenhouse effect; global climate models: what and how; comparison of general circulation models; climate and the earth's radiation budget; temperature and sea level change; short-term climate variability and predictions; the great ocean conveyor; trace gases in the atmosphere: temporal and spatial trends; the geochemical carbon cycle and the uptake of fossil fuel CO{sub 2}; forestry and global warming; the physical and policy linkages; policy implications of greenhouse warming; options for lowering US carbon dioxide emissions; options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions; and science and diplomacy: a new partnership to protect the environment.

Levi, B.G. (Physics Today, New York, NY (United States)); Hafemeister, D. (Committee on Foreign Relations (U.S. Senate), Washington, DC (United States)); Scribner, R. (Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC (United States)) (eds.)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Sea bottom coring apparatus  

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A marine bottom coring apparatus for drilling into and obtaining core samples from subsea formations is described. It is particularly useful for obtaining core samples from hard rock formations. The apparatus includes a frame having buoyancy, which has sufficient capacity to float the apparatus in the unballast condition. Ballasting means are also connected to the frame and having ballast capacity sufficient to overcome a buoyancy of the buoyancy means. Release means are provided for releasing the ballast at a predetermined time. The frame has the core drilling means attached to it and is supported on the sea bottom, whereby the apparatus may be sunk to the sea bottom by the ballast, a core sample drilled from the subsea formation, and the apparatus floated to the surface upon release of the ballast. (11 claims)

Williamson, T.N.

1969-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

459

sea level rise | OpenEI Community  

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sea level rise sea level rise Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures Syndicate content

460

Reconstructing Synthetic Profiles from Surface Data  

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A method for the extrapolation of vertical profiles of temperature (and/or steric heights) from measurements of sea surface elevation and sea surface temperature has been developed and is described here. The technique, called coupled pattern ...

Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli; Rosalia Santoleri

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Circulation and Exchange in Choked Marginal Seas  

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A theory for the exchange between a rotating, buoyancy-forced marginal sea and an ocean is developed and tested numerically. Cooling over the marginal sea leads to sinking and sets up a two-layer exchange flow, with a warm surface layer entering ...

Larry J. Pratt; Michael A. Spall

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

The Effect of Rain in Calming the Sea  

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The effect of rain in damping surface waves appears to be significant in the estimation of wind speed from the backscatter of radar signal from the sea surface. The radar backscatter depends on the small-scale roughness of the sea surface. This ...

M. N. Tsimplis

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

On the Structure and Dynamics of Monthly Mean Sea Level Anomalies along the Pacific Coast of North and South America  

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The behavior and relationship of anomalies of monthly mean sea level, coastal sea surface temperature and alongshore wind stress for the eastern Pacific Ocean during the period 1950–74 have been studied. Sea level and temperature records from ...

D. B. Enfield; J. S. Allen

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

The Sulu Sea Internal Soliton Experiment  

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We present the results of a comprehensive study of large-amplitude internal solitons generated in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines by intense tidal flow over a sharp bathymetric feature. Surface signatures of these waves have been observed in ...

John R. Apel; James R. Holbrook; Antony K. Liu; John J. Tsai

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Summer maintenance affects North Sea crude oil production and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

North Sea Brent is an important global benchmark crude oil that is used to price many different crude oils produced around the world, such as Bonny Light from Nigeria ...

466

Decadal Trends in Sea Level Patterns: 1993–2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Estimates of regional patterns of global sea level change are obtained from a 1° horizontal resolution general circulation model constrained by least squares to about 100 million ocean observations and many more meteorological estimates during ...

Carl Wunsch; Rui M. Ponte; Patrick Heimbach

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Provisionally Corrected Surface Wind Data, Worldwide Ocean-Atmosphere Surface Fields, and Sahellan Rainfall Variability  

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Worldwide ship datasets of sea surface temperature (SST), sea level pressure (SLP), and surface vector wind are analyzed for a July-September composite of five Sabelian wet years (1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958) minus five Sahelian dry years (1972, ...

M. Neil Ward

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Reducing uncertainty in high-resolution sea ice models.  

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Arctic sea ice is an important component of the global climate system, reflecting a significant amount of solar radiation, insulating the ocean from the atmosphere and influencing ocean circulation by modifying the salinity of the upper ocean. The thickness and extent of Arctic sea ice have shown a significant decline in recent decades with implications for global climate as well as regional geopolitics. Increasing interest in exploration as well as climate feedback effects make predictive mathematical modeling of sea ice a task of tremendous practical import. Satellite data obtained over the last few decades have provided a wealth of information on sea ice motion and deformation. The data clearly show that ice deformation is focused along narrow linear features and this type of deformation is not well-represented in existing models. To improve sea ice dynamics we have incorporated an anisotropic rheology into the Los Alamos National Laboratory global sea ice model, CICE. Sensitivity analyses were performed using the Design Analysis Kit for Optimization and Terascale Applications (DAKOTA) to determine the impact of material parameters on sea ice response functions. Two material strength parameters that exhibited the most significant impact on responses were further analyzed to evaluate their influence on quantitative comparisons between model output and data. The sensitivity analysis along with ten year model runs indicate that while the anisotropic rheology provides some benefit in velocity predictions, additional improvements are required to make this material model a viable alternative for global sea ice simulations.

Peterson, Kara J.; Bochev, Pavel Blagoveston

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Water Vapor Fluxes over the Intra-Americas Sea: Seasonal and Interannual Variability and Associations with Rainfall  

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The seasonal and interannual variability of moisture transports over the Intra-Americas Sea (including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea) is evaluated using the NCEP–NCAR global reanalysis. The seasonal variability of these moisture ...

Alberto M. Mestas-Nuñez; David B. Enfield; Chidong Zhang

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

NREL GIS Data: Global Offshore Wind GIS data for offshore wind...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Global Offshore Wind GIS data for offshore wind speed (meterssecond).  Specified to Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).

Wind resource based on NOAA blended sea winds and...

471

UNCERTAINTY IN THE GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM  

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We validated one year of Global Forecast System (GFS) predictions of surface meteorological variables (wind speed, air temperature, dewpoint temperature, air pressure) over the entire planet for forecasts extending from zero hours into the future (an analysis) to 36 hours. Approximately 12,000 surface stations world-wide were included in this analysis. Root-Mean-Square- Errors (RMSE) increased as the forecast period increased from zero to 36 hours, but the initial RMSE were almost as large as the 36 hour forecast RMSE for all variables. Typical RMSE were 3 C for air temperature, 2-3mb for sea-level pressure, 3.5 C for dewpoint temperature and 2.5 m/s for wind speed. Approximately 20-40% of the GFS errors can be attributed to a lack of resolution of local features. We attribute the large initial RMSE for the zero hour forecasts to the inability of the GFS to resolve local terrain features that often dominate local weather conditions, e.g., mountain- valley circulations and sea and land breezes. Since the horizontal resolution of the GFS (about 1{sup o} of latitude and longitude) prevents it from simulating these locally-driven circulations, its performance will not improve until model resolution increases by a factor of 10 or more (from about 100 km to less than 10 km). Since this will not happen in the near future, an alternative for the near term to improve surface weather analyses and predictions for specific points in space and time would be implementation of a high-resolution, limited-area mesoscale atmospheric prediction model in regions of interest.

Werth, D.; Garrett, A.

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

472

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

473

Mean and Variability of Air-Sea Heat Fluxes in the Indian Ocean  

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-sea heat Fluxes) Project: blended product planned activity: daily, 1º-grid, mid 1950's ­ present currently available: daily, 1º-grid, 1988-2003 #12;OAFlux (Objectively Analyzed Air-sea Heat Fluxes) For the GlobalMean and Variability of Air-Sea Heat Fluxes in the Indian Ocean Lisan Yu Woods Hole Oceanographic

Yu, Lisan

474

Atmospheric Forcing of the Winter Air–Sea Heat Fluxes over the Northern Red Sea  

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The influence of the atmospheric circulation on the winter air–sea heat fluxes over the northern Red Sea is investigated during the period 1985–2011. The analysis based on daily heat flux values reveals that most of the net surface heat exchange ...

Vassilis P. Papadopoulos; Yasser Abualnaja; Simon A. Josey; Amy Bower; Dionysios E. Raitsos; Harilaos Kontoyiannis; Ibrahim Hoteit

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Wintertime Winds and Coastal Sea-Level Fluctuations in the Northeast China Sea. Part I: Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses of low-pass filtered coastal sea-level data and geostrophic winds derived from surface pressure charts for the period of 1 December 1980 through 31 March 1981 indicate that the wintertime dynamics in the Northeast China Sea is strongly ...

Y. Hsueh; Richard D. Romea

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Maintenance of the Sea-Ice Edge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coupled global climate model is used to evaluate processes that determine the equilibrium location of the sea-ice edge and its climatological annual cycle. The extent to which the wintertime ice edge departs from a symmetric ring around either ...

C. M. Bitz; M. M. Holland; E. C. Hunke; R. E. Moritz

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Wind Effects on Past and Future Regional Sea Level Trends in the Southern Indo-Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global sea level rise due to the thermal expansion of the warming oceans and freshwater input from melting glaciers and ice sheets is threatening to inundate low-lying islands and coastlines worldwide. At present the global mean sea level rises ...

Axel Timmermann; Shayne McGregor; Fei-Fei Jin

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Integrated assessment of sea-level rise adaptation strategies using a Bayesian decision network approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The exposure to sea-level rise (SLR) risks emerges as a challenging issue in the broader debate about the possible consequences of global environmental change for at least four reasons: the potentially serious impacts, the very high uncertainty regarding ... Keywords: Adaptation, Bayesian decision network, Global change, Sea-level rise, Uncertainty

Michela Catenacci, Carlo Giupponi

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

A Two-Season Impact Study of the WindSat Surface Wind Retrievals in the NCEP Global Data Assimilation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-season observing system experiment (OSE) was used to quantify the impacts of assimilating the WindSat surface winds product developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The impacts of assimilating these surface winds were assessed by ...

Li Bi; James A. Jung; Michael C. Morgan; John F. Le Marshall

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Surface water and atmospheric underway carbon data obtained during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment Indian Ocean survey cruises (R/V Knorr, December 1998--January 1996)  

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This data documentation presents the results of the surface water and atmospheric underway measurements of mole fraction of carbon dioxide (xCO{sub 2}), sea surface salinity, and sea surface temperature, obtained during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Indian Ocean survey cruises (December 1994--January 1996). Discrete and underway carbon measurements were made by members of the CO{sub 2} survey team. The survey team is a part of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study supported by the US Department of Energy to make carbon-related measurements on the WOCE global survey cruises. Approximately 200,000 surface seawater and 50,000 marine air xCO{sub 2} measurements were recorded.

Kozyr, A. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Energy, Environment, and Resources Center; Allison, L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Atmosphere and Marginal-Sea Interaction Leading to an Interannual Variation in Cold-Air Outbreak Activity over the Japan Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The interannual variation in cold-air outbreak activity over the Japan Sea is investigated using Japan Meteorological Agency buoy 21002 and Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) wind data, Japan Oceanographic Data Center sea surface temperature (SST) ...

Atsuhiko Isobe; Robert C. Beardsley

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

An Examination of an Opportunity for Collaboration Among Stakeholders to Promote Conservation in Sea Turtle Tourism in Gilli Trawangan, Indonesia.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??All species of sea turtles are globally endangered, largely due to the impact of unsustainable tourism. Gili Trawangan, a small island, depends on marine tourism… (more)

McCabe, Allison Anne

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Validation of ECMWF Sea Level Pressure Analyses over the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface pressure measurements from instruments deployed on ice floes in the southern Bellingshausen Sea were used to assess the accuracy of European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) analyses in this region during February–May ...

J. C. King

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

ASIS—A New Air–Sea Interaction Spar Buoy: Design and Performance at Sea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a new, compact buoy, the Air–Sea Interaction Spar (ASIS), capable of reliably and accurately measuring directional wave spectra, atmospheric surface fluxes, and radiation in the the open ocean. The ASIS buoy is a stable ...

Hans C. Graber; Eugene A. Terray; Mark A. Donelan; William M. Drennan; John C. Van Leer; Donald B. Peters

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

A Revised Land Surface Parameterization (SiB2) for Atmospheric GCMS. Part II: The Generation of Global Fields of Terrestrial Biophysical Parameters from Satellite Data  

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The global parameter fields used in the revised Simple Biosphere Model (SiB2) of Sellers et al. are reviewed. The most important innovation over the earlier SiB1 parameter set of Dorman and Sellers is the use of satellite data to specify the time-...

Piers J. Sellers; Compton J. Tucker; G. James Collatz; Sietse O. Los; Christopher O. Justice; Donald A. Dazlich; David A. Randall

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

A Global Dataset of Palmer Drought Severity Index for 1870–2002: Relationship with Soil Moisture and Effects of Surface Warming  

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A monthly dataset of Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) from 1870 to 2002 is derived using historical precipitation and temperature data for global land areas on a 2.5° grid. Over Illinois, Mongolia, and parts of China and the former Soviet ...

Aiguo Dai; Kevin E. Trenberth; Taotao Qian

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Global Ice and Land Climate Studies Using Scatterometer Image Data  

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in sea ice, and canopy leaf density--as well as by the phase state of water (meltwater on sea ice1 Global Ice and Land Climate Studies Using Scatterometer Image Data David G. Long Brigham Young CA 91109 ben@pacific.jpl.nasa.gov Sasan.Saatchi@jpl.nasa.gov Cheryl Bertoia U. S. National Ice Center

Long, David G.

488

Relative Roles of Large-Scale Orography and Land Surface Processes in the Global Hydroclimate. Part II: Impacts on Hydroclimate over Eurasia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of simplistic simulations from an AGCM coupled to a simple land surface scheme and water vapor tracers was performed to explore the relative roles of basic factors in land surface conditions, with regard to the seasonal evolution of the ...

Kazuyuki Saito; Tetsuzo Yasunari; Kumiko Takata

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Global warming and global dioxide emission: An empirical study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the dynamic relationship between global surface temperature (global warming) and global carbon dioxide emission (CO{sub 2}) is modelled and analyzed by causality and spectral analysis in the time domain and frequency domain, respectively. Historical data of global CO{sub 2} emission and global surface temperature anomalies over 129 years from 1860-1988 are used in this study. The causal relationship between the two phenomena is first examined using the Sim and Granger causality test in the time domain after the data series are filtered by ARIMA models. The Granger causal relationship is further scrutinized and confirmed by cross-spectral and multichannel spectral analysis in the frequency domain. The evidence found from both analyses proves that there is a positive causal relationship between the two variables. The time domain analysis suggests that Granger causality exists between global surface temperature and global CO{sub 2} emission. Further, CO{sub 2} emission causes the change in temperature. The conclusions are further confirmed by the frequency domain analysis, which indicates that the increase in CO{sub 2} emission causes climate warming because a high coherence exists between the two variables. Furthermore, it is proved that climate changes happen after an increase in CO{sub 2} emission, which confirms that the increase in CO{sub 2} emission does cause global warming. 27 refs., 10 figs., 5 tabs.

Linyan Sun [Xian Jiaotong Univ., Shaanxi (China); Wang, M. [Saint Mary`s Univ., Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Understanding Land–Sea Warming Contrast in Response to Increasing Greenhouse Gases. Part I: Transient Adjustment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate model simulations consistently show that surface temperature over land increases more rapidly than over sea in response to greenhouse gas forcing. The enhanced warming over land is not simply a transient effect caused by the land–sea ...

Buwen Dong; Jonathan M. Gregory; Rowan T. Sutton

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

The Cape Canaveral Sea and River Breezes: Kinematic Structure and Convective Initiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines complex flow patterns associated with the Cape Canaveral sea breeze and sea-breeze front using dual-Doppler radar, sounding, and surface data collected on 26 July 1991 during the Convection and Precipitation/Electrification ...

Neil F. Laird; David A. R. Kristovich; Robert M. Rauber; Harry T. Ochs III; L. Jay Miller

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Three-Dimensional Imaging of the High Sea-State Wave Field Encompassing Ship Slamming Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding and modeling ship wave slamming necessitates characterizing the surface wave field that results in slamming events. Shipboard measurements of the incoming wave field were made during sea trials of the twin-hull Sea Fighter (FSF-1), ...

A. Brandt; J. L. Mann; S. E. Rennie; A. P. Herzog; T. B. Criss

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Transport Properties in the Adriatic Sea as Deduced from Drifter Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The surface transport properties in the Adriatic Sea, a semienclosed subbasin of the Mediterranean Sea, have been studied using a drifter dataset in the period December 1994–March 1996. Three main points have been addressed. First, the exchange ...

Pierpaolo Falco; Annalisa Griffa; Pierre-Marie Poulain; Enrico Zambianchi

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

A Statistical Sea-Breeze Prediction Algorithm for Charleston, South Carolina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple and useful technique for prediction of sea breezes, based on readily available wind vector and air temperature predictions from synoptic models in conjunction with observed coastal sea surface temperatures, is presented for evaluation by ...

James R. Frysinger; B. Lee Lindner; Stephen L. Brueske

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Distribution of Landscape Types in the Global Historical Climatology Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Global Historical Climate Network version 2 (GHCNv.2) surface temperature dataset is widely used for reconstructions such as the global average surface temperature (GAST) anomaly. Because land use and land cover (LULC) affect temperatures, it ...

Laure M. Montandon; Souleymane Fall; Roger A. Pielke Sr.; Dev Niyogi

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

CDIAC Surface Wind Data Sets  

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Surface Wind CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Surface Wind Data Global Data Sets Data Set Name Investigators Data TypeFormat Period of Record Extended Edited Synoptic Cloud...

497

California Sea Grant 1 California Sea Grant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

California Sea Grant 1 California Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2010­2013 #12;2 Strategic Plan 2010 Library: http://nsgl.gso.uri.edu. University of California CASG College Program 9500 Gilman Dr, Dept 0232)--CASG archives; p. 6 (left) --Carrie Pomeroy/SGEP; (right)--William Folsom, NMFS; SGEP archives; p. 7--California

Jaffe, Jules

498

Evaluation of the Surface Radiation Budget in the Atmospheric Component of the Hadley Centre Global Environmental Model (HadGEM1)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The partitioning of the earth radiation budget (ERB) between its atmosphere and surface components is of crucial interest in climate studies as it has a significant role in the oceanic and atmospheric general circulation. An analysis of the ...

A. Bodas-Salcedo; M. A. Ringer; A. Jones

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Relative Roles of Large-Scale Orography and Land Surface Processes in the Global Hydroclimate. Part I: Impacts on Monsoon Systems and the Tropics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of numerical simulations by an atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) was conducted to evaluate the relative roles of Tibetan Plateau (TP) and continental-scale land surface processes on the Asian monsoon and hydroclimates in other ...

Tetsuzo Yasunari; Kazuyuki Saito; Kumiko Takata

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Global Soil Data Release, Dec. 20, 2000  

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Soil Data Available The ORNL DAAC has released a data set entitled "Global Gridded Surfaces of Selected Soil Characteristics (IGBP-DIS)." The data surfaces were generated by the...