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1

Extreme Maximum Land Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

J. R. Garratt

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward an Operational Land Surface Temperature Algorithm for GOES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Donglian Sun; Yunyue Yu; Li Fang; Yuling Liu

3

Toward an Operational Land Surface Temperature Algorithm for GOES  

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

Donglian Sun; Yunyue Yu; Li Fang; Yuling Liu

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

4

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

5

Anisotropy of Land Surface Skin Temperature Derived from Satellite Data  

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

Patrick Minnis; Mandana M. Khaiyer

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

6

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

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

Arun Kumar; Fanglin Yang; Lisa Goddard; Siegfried Schubert

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

7

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

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

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

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

9

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

11

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

12

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Yuichiro Oku; Hirohiko Ishikawa

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

13

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

David A. Faysash; Eric A. Smith

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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

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

Bateni, Sayed Mohyeddin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

18

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

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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

20

Development of Global Hourly 0.5° Land Surface Air Temperature Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Aihui Wang; Xubin Zeng

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Louis Garand

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Kevin Gallo; Robert Hale; Dan Tarpley; Yunyue Yu

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

24

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

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

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Hirofumi Tomita

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Stefanie M. Herrmann; Karen I. Mohr

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Influences of biomass heat and biochemical energy storages on the land surface fluxes and radiative energy storages for land-atmosphere interactions, an issue that has been largely neglected so far. We the representation of biomass energy storages against measurements of surface energy and CO2 fluxes. We

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Quantifying Land Surface Temperature Variability for Two Sahelian Mesoscale Regions during the Wet Season  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land–atmosphere feedbacks play an important role in the weather and climate of many semiarid regions. These feedbacks are strongly controlled by how the surface responds to precipitation events, which regulate the return of heat and moisture to ...

Martin G. De Kauwe; Christopher M. Taylor; Philip P. Harris; Graham P. Weedon; Richard. J. Ellis

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Sensitivity of Latent Heat Flux from PILPS Land-Surface Schemes to Perturbations of Surface Air Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the PILPS Phase 2a experiment, 23 land-surface schemes were compared in an off-line control experiment using observed meteorological data from Cabauw, the Netherlands. Two simple sensitivity experiments were also undertaken in which the ...

Weiqing Qu; A. Henderson-Sellers; A. J. Pitman; T. H. Chen; F. Abramopoulos; A. Boone; S. Chang; F. Chen; Y. Dai; R. E. Dickinson; L. Dümenil; M. Ek; N. Gedney; Y. M. Gusev; J. Kim; R. Koster; E. A. Kowalczyk; J. Lean; D. Lettenmaier; X. Liang; J.-F. Mahfouf; H.-T. Mengelkamp; K. Mitchell; O. N. Nasonova; J. Noilhan; A. Robock; C. Rosenzweig; J. Schaake; C. A. Schlosser; J.-P. Schulz; A. B. Shmakin; D. L. Verseghy; P. Wetzel; E. F. Wood; Z.-L. Yang; Q. Zeng

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying Land Surface Temperature Variability for Two Sahelian Mesoscale Regions during the Wet Season  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land-atmosphere feedbacks play an important role in the weather and climate of many semi-arid regions. These feedbacks are strongly controlled by how the surface responds to precipitation events, which regulate the return of heat and moisture to ...

Martin G. De Kauwe; Christopher M. Taylor; Philip P. Harris; Graham P. Weedon; Richard J. Ellis

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Contribution of Land Use Changes to Near-Surface Air Temperatures during Recent Summer Extreme Heat Events in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of 1973–2005 land use–land cover (LULC) changes on near-surface air temperatures during four recent summer extreme heat events (EHEs) are investigated for the arid Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area using the Weather Research and ...

Susanne Grossman-Clarke; Joseph A. Zehnder; Thomas Loridan; C. Sue B. Grimmond

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variational Estimation of Land–Atmosphere Heat Fluxes and Land Surface Parameters Using MODIS Remote Sensing Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A variational data assimilation algorithm for assimilating the land surface temperature (LST) into the Common Land Model (CLM) was implemented using the land surface energy balance equation as the adjoint physical constraint. In this data ...

Chunlei Meng; Chaolin Zhang; Ronglin Tang

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Fujio Kimura; Yugo Shimizu

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

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

36

The IAGL Land Surface Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model that computes the fluxes of energy and momentum between the land surface and the atmosphere is presented. It is designed to serve as a lower boundary in a mesoscale atmospheric model and is intended to be used to study the influence of ...

Koen De Ridder; Guy Schayes

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

37

Value of Incorporating Satellite-Derived Land Cover Data in MM5/PLACE for Simulating Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Parameterization for Land–Atmosphere–Cloud Exchange (PLACE) module is used within the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) to determine the importance of individual land ...

Todd M. Crawford; David J. Stensrud; Franz Mora; James W. Merchant; Peter J. Wetzel

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time Scales of Land Surface Hydrology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper intends to investigate the time scales of land surface hydrology and enhance the understanding of the hydrological cycle between the atmosphere, vegetation, and soil. A three-layer model for land surface hydrology is developed to study ...

Aihui Wang; Xubin Zeng; Samuel S. P. Shen; Qing-Cun Zeng; Robert E. Dickinson

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

39

Wind and Temperature Structure over a Land-Water-Land Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind and temperature data obtained on 5 June 1984 during the Øresund experiment are analyzed. The day was characterized by moderately strong winds blowing from a heated land area over a colder water surface and then over a second heated land ...

J. C. Doran; Sven-Erik Gryning

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Realistic Initialization of Land Surface States: Impacts on Subseasonal Forecast Skill  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Forcing a land surface model (LSM) offline with realistic global fields of precipitation, radiation, and near-surface meteorology produces realistic fields (within the context of the LSM) of soil moisture, temperature, and other land surface ...

Randal D. Koster; Max J. Suarez; Ping Liu; Urszula Jambor; Aaron Berg; Michael Kistler; Rolf Reichle; Matthew Rodell; Jay Famiglietti

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Temperature Observations from AVHRR in FIFE  

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

T. J. Schmugge; G. M. Schmidt

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

A New Characterization of the Land Surface Heterogeneity over Africa for Use in Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Information related to land surface is immensely important to global change science. For example, land surface changes can alter regional climate through its effects on fluxes of water, energy, and carbon. In the past decades, data sources and ...

Armel Thibaut Kaptué Tchuenté; Jean-Louis Roujean; Agnès Bégué; Sietse O. Los; Aaron A. Boone; Jean-François Mahfouf; Dominique Carrer; Badiane Daouda

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Evaluating Cloud Contamination in Clear-Sky MODIS Terra Daytime Land Surface Temperatures Using Ground-Based Meteorology Station Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environment Canada meteorological station hourly sampled air temperatures Tair at four stations in the southwest Yukon were used to identify cloud contamination in the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra clear-sky daytime ...

Scott N. Williamson; David S. Hik; John A. Gamon; Jeffrey L. Kavanaugh; Saewan Koh

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Francesca Caparrini; Fabio Castelli; Dara Entekhabi

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Complete Urban Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

J. A. Voogt; T. R. Oke

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

Land surface conditions over Eurasia and Indian summer monsoon rainfall  

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Land surface conditions over Eurasia and Indian summer monsoon rainfall Alan Robock and Mingquan Mu, surface air temperature, atmospheric circulation, and Indian summer monsoon precipitation from 1870 to 2000, we examine the relationship between interannual variations of the strength of the monsoon

Robock, Alan

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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

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Surface Temperature of IGUs  

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

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Explicit Representation of Subgrid Heterogeneity in a GCM Land Surface Scheme  

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A land surface scheme that may be run with or without a tiled representation of subgrid heterogeneity and includes an implicit atmospheric coupling scheme is described. Simulated average surface air temperatures and diurnal temperature ranges in ...

R. L. H. Essery; M. J. Best; R. A. Betts; P. M. Cox; C. M. Taylor

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Daily Microwave-Derived Surface Temperature over Canada/Alaska  

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

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

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application for State Land Use Lease: Surface Lease (SL) - Coastal...  

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for State Land Use Lease: Surface Lease (SL) - Coastal Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Reference Material: Application for State Land Use Lease:...

53

Systematic Bias in Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A neural network–based flux correction technique is applied to three land surface models. It is then used to show that the nature of systematic model error in simulations of latent heat, sensible heat, and the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 is ...

Gab Abramowitz; Andy Pitman; Hoshin Gupta; Eva Kowalczyk; Yingping Wang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land Surface Reflectance: A Possible Earth Science  

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are in magenta, water bodies are outlined in white. MODIS Surface Reflectance South Africa From: E. Vermote, UMD correction (low, medium, high) ­ cloud and cloud shadow ­ snow flag ­ land/water flag · Supplemental information ­ Viewing geometry (view and solar zenith and azimuth angles) ­ Geolocation (lat

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Evaluating the Performance of Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a set of analytical tools to evaluate the performance of three land surface models (LSMs) that are used in global climate models (GCMs). Predictions of the fluxes of sensible heat, latent heat, and net CO2 exchange obtained ...

Gab Abramowitz; Ray Leuning; Martyn Clark; Andy Pitman

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Noah Land Surface Model in Arid Regions with an Appropriate Parameterization of the Thermal Roughness Length  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Daytime land surface temperatures in arid and semiarid regions are typically not well simulated in current land surface models (LSMs). This study first evaluates the importance of parameterizing the thermal roughness length (z0h) to model the ...

Yingying Chen; Kun Yang; Degang Zhou; Jun Qin; Xiaofeng Guo

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Land Surface Climatology of the NCAR Land Surface Model Coupled to the NCAR Community Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Land Surface Model (LSM, version 1.0) provides a comprehensive treatment of land surface processes for the NCAR Community Climate Model version 3 (CCM3). It replaces the prescribed surface ...

Gordon B. Bonan

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Effect of Land Surface Evaporation Variability on Precipitation Variability. Part I: General Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the first of a two-part article that investigates the impact of land surface evaporation variability on the interannual variability of precipitation and compares it with the impact caused by sea surface temperature variability. Previous ...

Oreste Reale; Paul Dirmeyer

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Roughness Length Schemes Implemented within the Noah Land Surface Model for High Altitude Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current land surface models still have difficulties with producing reliable surface heat fluxes and skin temperature (Tsfc) estimates for high altitude regions, which may be addressed via adequate parameterization of the roughness lengths for ...

Donghai Zheng; Rogier Van Der Velde; Zhongbo Su; Martijn J. Booij; Arjen Y. Hoekstra

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Role of Antecedent Land Surface Conditions on North American Monsoon Rainfall Variability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Possible links between North American Monsoon System (NAMS) seasonal [June–July–August–September (JJAS)] precipitation and premonsoon seasonal land surface conditions including precipitation (P), surface air temperature (Ts), soil moisture (Sm), ...

Chunmei Zhu; Dennis P. Lettenmaier; Tereza Cavazos

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Antecedent Land Surface Conditions in Warm Season Precipitation over Northwestern Mexico  

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The role of antecedent land surface conditions including precipitation (P), surface skin temperature (Ts), soil moisture (Sm), and snow water equivalent (SWE) anomalies on the onset and intensity of the monsoon during the 1950–99 period in the ...

Chunmei Zhu; Tereza Cavazos; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

63

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Zhigang Yao; Jun Li; Jinlong Li; Hong Zhang

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Optimally Merging Precipitation to Minimize Land Surface Modeling Errors  

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This paper introduces a new method to improve land surface model skill by merging different available precipitation datasets, given that an accurate land surface parameter ground truth is available. Precipitation datasets are merged with the ...

M. Tugrul Yilmaz; Paul Houser; Roshan Shrestha; Valentine G. Anantharaj

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation and Comparison of Noah and Pleim–Xiu Land Surface Models in MM5 Using GÖTE2001 Data: Spatial and Temporal Variations in Near-Surface Air Temperature  

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In this study, the performance of two advanced land surface models (LSMs; Noah LSM and Pleim–Xiu LSM) coupled with the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5), version 3.7.2, ...

J-F. Miao; D. Chen; K. Borne

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Land information system: An interoperable framework for high resolution land surface modeling  

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surface states and fluxes. LIS employs the use of scalable, high performance computing and data management. All rights reserved. Keywords: Land surface modeling; High performance computing; Object

Houser, Paul R.

67

The Influence of Land Use/Land Cover on Climatological Values of the Diurnal Temperature Range  

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The diurnal temperature range (DTR) at weather observation stations that make up the U.S. Historical Climatology Network was evaluated with respect to the predominant land use/land cover associated with the stations within three radii intervals (...

Kevin P. Gallo; David R. Easterling; Thomas C. Peterson

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

On the Use of GOES Thermal Data to Study Effects of Land Use on Diurnal Temperature Fluctuation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) infrared data were used to study the effect of land use on the diurnal surface temperature fluctuation. Five major land use types in southern Florida: the sandy soil agricultural area; the ...

S. F. Shih; E. Chen

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

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

70

Physics of U.S. Surface Temperature Response to ENSO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land ecosystems cover nearly 30% of the Earth's surface. The land surface changes over days, seasons, decades, and longer. Vegetation  

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erupt. Activities of the growing human population cause or influence many of these changes. Terrestrial://hsb.gsfc.nasa.gov #12;Land Surface Observation Forcing ·Precipitation ·Wind ·Humidity ·Radiation ·Air Temperature ·Evapotranspiration ·Sensible Heat Flux ·Radiation ·Runoff ·Drainage Soil Moisture Snow, Ice, Rainfall Snow Vegetation

Li, Zhanqing

72

The Role of the Land Surface Background State in Climate Predictability  

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Skill in ensemble-mean dynamical seasonal climate hindcasts with a coupled land–atmosphere model and specified observed sea surface temperature is compared to that for long multidecade integrations of the same model where the initial conditions ...

Paul A. Dirmeyer

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

The Probability Distribution of Land Surface Wind Speeds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The probability density function (pdf) of land surface wind speeds is characterized using a global network of observations. Daytime surface wind speeds are shown to be broadly consistent with the Weibull distribution, while nighttime surface wind ...

Adam H. Monahan; Yanping He; Norman McFarlane; Aiguo Dai

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Development of a Unified Land Model for Prediction of Surface Hydrology and Land–Atmosphere Interactions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A unified land model (ULM) is described that combines the surface flux parameterizations in the Noah land surface model (used in most of NOAA’s coupled weather and climate models) with the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting model (Sac; used for ...

Ben Livneh; Pedro J. Restrepo; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Validation of Noah-Simulated Soil Temperature in the North American Land Data Assimilation System Phase 2  

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Soil temperature can exhibit considerable memory from weather and climate signals and is among the most important initial conditions in numerical weather and climate models. Consequently, a more accurate long-term land surface soil temperature ...

Youlong Xia; Michael Ek; Justin Sheffield; Ben Livneh; Maoyi Huang; Helin Wei; Song Feng; Lifeng Luo; Jesse Meng; Eric Wood

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

A Numerical Investigation of Land Surface Water on Landfalling Hurricanes  

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Little is known about the effects of surface water over land on the decay of landfalling hurricanes. This study, using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory hurricane model, examines the surface ...

Weixing Shen; Isaac Ginis; Robert E. Tuleya

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

A Comparative Analysis of Two Land Surface Heterogeneity Representations  

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Two contrasting representations of land surface variability used in general circulation models (GCMS) are compared through an analysis of their corresponding surface energy balance equations. In one representation (the “mixture” approach), ...

Randal D. Koster; Max J. Suarez

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

The Project for Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterization Schemes  

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The Project for Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterization Schemes (PILPS) is described and the first stage science plan outlined. PILPS is a project designed to improve the parameterization of the continental surface, especially the ...

A. Henderson-Sellers; Z-L. Yang; R. E. Dickinson

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Applied Modeling of the Nighttime Surface Energy Balance over Land  

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In this paper a semiempirical scheme is proposed which relates the nocturnal surface fluxes of sensible heat, latent heat, and momentum to routine weather data. The main components of the surface radiation and energy balance over land are ...

A. A. M. Holtslag; H. A. R. De Bruin

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Effects of urban land cover modifications in a mesoscale meteorological model on surface temperature and heat fluxes in the Phoenix metropolitan area.  

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and latent heat fluxes and therefore the ground temperature, Tg. Evaporation, E, for each grid cell temperature and heat fluxes in the Phoenix metropolitan area. S. Grossman-Clarke1, J.A. Zehnder2, and W) satellite images [2]. The data were upscaled to a 30-second grid and used to augment and correct

Hall, Sharon J.

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81

Carbon Sequestration on Surface Mine Lands  

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Since the implementation of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) in May of 1978, many opportunities have been lost for the reforestation of surface mines in the eastern United States. Research has shown that excessive compaction of spoil material in the backfilling and grading process is the biggest impediment to the establishment of productive forests as a post-mining land use (Ashby, 1998, Burger et al., 1994, Graves et al., 2000). Stability of mine sites was a prominent concern among regulators and mine operators in the years immediately following the implementation of SMCRA. These concerns resulted in the highly compacted, flatly graded, and consequently unproductive spoils of the early post-SMCRA era. However, there is nothing in the regulations that requires mine sites to be overly compacted as long as stability is achieved. It has been cultural barriers and not regulatory barriers that have contributed to the failure of reforestation efforts under the federal law over the past 27 years. Efforts to change the perception that the federal law and regulations impede effective reforestation techniques and interfere with bond release must be implemented. Demonstration of techniques that lead to the successful reforestation of surface mines is one such method that can be used to change perceptions and protect the forest ecosystems that were indigenous to these areas prior to mining. The University of Kentucky initiated a large-scale reforestation effort to address regulatory and cultural impediments to forest reclamation in 2003. During the three years of this project 383,000 trees were planted on over 556 acres in different physiographic areas of Kentucky (Table 1, Figure 1). Species used for the project were similar to those that existed on the sites before mining was initiated (Table 2). A monitoring program was undertaken to evaluate growth and survival of the planted species as a function of spoil characteristics and reclamation practice. In addition, experiments were integrated within the reforestation effort to address specific questions pertaining to sequestration of carbon (C) on these sites.

Donald Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner; Carmen Agouridis

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

82

Analysis of Land Skin Temperature Using AVHRR Observations  

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Using satellite remote sensing techniques to take quantitative observations of the climate system will advance our knowledge and ability to model the climate system and its changes. Polar-orbiting satellite records of global land surface skin ...

Menglin Jin

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

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

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

84

Impacts of a Parameterization Deficiency on Offline and Coupled Land Surface Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface water and energy balance plays an important role in land surface models, especially in coupled land surface–atmospheric models due to the complicated interactions between land surfaces and the overlying atmosphere. The primary purpose of ...

Yuqiong Liu; Luis A. Bastidas; Hoshin V. Gupta; Soroosh Sorooshian

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

ARM - Field Campaign - Cloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC)  

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govCampaignsCloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) govCampaignsCloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) Campaign Links CLASIC Website Related Campaigns CLASIC - SAM Support 2007.06.09, DeVore, SGP CLASIC - 9.4 GHz Phase Array Radar 2007.06.08, Kollias, SGP CLASIC - Southern Great Plains Aerosol Evolution Study (SGPAES) 2007.06.08, Collins, SGP CLASIC - Land Surface 2007.06.01, Jackson, SGP CLASIC - Radiosonde Campaign 2007.06.01, Orr, SGP CLASIC - SGP Particle Phase Experiment 2007.06.01, Martin, SGP CLASIC - Land-Cloud Coupled Data Assimilation System 2007.06.01, Jackson, SGP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : Cloud LAnd Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) 2007.06.01 - 2007.06.30 Website : http://acrf-campaign.arm.gov/clasic/ Lead Scientist : Mark Miller

86

The Sensitivity of a Land Surface Parameterization Scheme to the Choice of Remotely Sensed Land-Cover Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The characteristics of satellite-derived land-cover data for climate models vary depending on sensor properties and processing options. To better understand the first-order effects of differences in land-cover data on a land surface ...

K. W. Oleson; K. L. Driese; J. A. Maslanik; W. J. Emery; W. A. Reiners

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

ARM - Measurement - Soil surface temperature  

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

88

Near-Surface and Land Surface Forecast System of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-resolution 2D near-surface and land surface model was developed to produce snow and temperature forecasts over the complex alpine region of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The model is driven by downscaled ...

Natacha B. Bernier; Stéphane Bélair; Bernard Bilodeau; Linying Tong

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

High-performance land surface modeling with a Linux cluster  

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The Land Information System (LIS) was developed at NASA to perform global land surface simulations at a resolution of 1-km or finer in real time. Such unprecedented scales and intensity pose many computational challenges. In this article, we demonstrate ... Keywords: Beowulf cluster, Distributed computing, High-resolution simulation, Hydrology modeling, Parallel computing, Peer-to-peer network

Y. Tian; C. D. Peters-Lidard; S. V. Kumar; J. Geiger; P. R. Houser; J. L. Eastman; P. Dirmeyer; B. Doty; J. Adams

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Xubin Zeng; Zhuo Wang; Aihui Wang

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

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...

92

Calculation of the Energy Budget for Heterogeneous Land Surfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a scheme is presented for calculating the land surface energy budget based on the first law of thermodynamics. It takes into account the effects of water multiphase changes and hydrologic process. The enthalpy expression for a ...

Zhengqiu Zhang; Xiuji Zhou; Weiliang Li; Michael Sparrow

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Incorporating Anthropogenic Water Regulation Modules into a Land Surface Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Anthropogenic activities have been significantly perturbing global freshwater flows and groundwater reserves. Despite numerous advances in the development of land surface models (LSMs) and global terrestrial hydrological models (GHMs), relatively ...

Yadu Pokhrel; Naota Hanasaki; Sujan Koirala; Jaeil Cho; Pat J.-F. Yeh; Hyungjun Kim; Shinjiro Kanae; Taikan Oki

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Surface Energy Components and Land Characteristics of a Rice Paddy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many meteorological and air-quality models require land characteristics as inputs. A field experiment was conducted to study the surface energy budget of a rice paddy in Taiwan. During the day, the energy balance ratio measured by an eddy ...

Jeng-Lin Tsai; Ben-Jei Tsuang; Po-Sheng Lu; Ming-Hwi Yao; Yuan Shen

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Role of land surface processes in South American monsoon development  

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T. Yasunari, 1998: Monsoons: Processes, pre- dictability,land surface processes in monsoon de- velopment: East AsiaK. -M. Lau, 1998: Does a monsoon climate exist over South

Xue, Y; de Sales, F; Li, W P; Mechoso, C R; Nobre, C A; Juang, H M

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

The Influence of Land Surface Moisture Retention on Precipitation Statistics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The retention of precipitation water in land surface reservoirs damps higher frequencies of evaporation variability and can thereby influence the feedback of evaporation on precipitation. The extent of this influence is examined in a series of ...

Randal D. Koster; Max J. Suarez

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Development of a Land Surface Model. Part II: Data Assimilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Part I described a land surface model, its implementation in the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5), and some model evaluation results. Part II describes the indirect soil ...

Jonathan E. Pleim; Aijun Xiu

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Development of a Coupled Land Surface and Groundwater Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional land surface models (LSMs) used for numerical weather simulation, climate projection, and as inputs to water management decision support systems, do not treat the LSM lower boundary in a fully process-based fashion. LSMs have evolved ...

Reed M. Maxwell; Norman L. Miller

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

A Simple Parameterization of Land Surface Processes for Meteorological Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parameterization of land surface processes to be included in mesoscale and large-scale meteorological models is presented. The number of parameters has been reduced as much as possible, while attempting to preserve the representation of the ...

J. Noilhan; S. Planton

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Land Surface Energy and Moisture Fluxes: Comparing Three Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three different land surface schemes that are designed for use in atmospheric general circulation models are compared. They were run in offline mode with identical atmospheric forcing values that were observed at Cabauw. This procedure allows one ...

J-P. Schulz; L. Dümenil; J. Polcher; C. A. Schlosser; Y. Xue

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Development of High Resolution Land Surface Parameters for the Community Land Model  

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There is a growing need for high-resolution land surface parameters as land surface models are being applied at increasingly higher spatial resolution offline as well as in regional and global models. The default land surface parameters for the most recent version of the Community Land Model (i.e. CLM 4.0) are at 0.5° or coarser resolutions, released with the Community Earth System Model (CESM). Plant Functional Types (PFTs), vegetation properties such as Leaf Area Index (LAI), Stem Area Index (SAI), and non-vegetated land covers were developed using remotely sensed datasets retrieved in late 1990’s and the beginning of this century. In this study, we developed new land surface parameters for CLM 4.0, specifically PFTs, LAI, SAI and non-vegetated land cover composition, at 0.05° resolution globally based on the most recent MODIS land cover and improved MODIS LAI products. Compared to the current CLM 4.0 parameters, the new parameters produced a decreased coverage by bare soil and trees, but an increased coverage by shrub, grass, and cropland. The new parameters result in a decrease in global seasonal LAI, with the biggest decrease in boreal forests; however, the new parameters also show a large increase in LAI in tropical forest. Differences between the new and the current parameters are mainly caused by changes in the sources of remotely sensed data and the representation of land cover in the source data. Advantages and disadvantages of each dataset were discussed in order to provide guidance on the use of the data. The new high-resolution land surface parameters have been used in a coupled land-atmosphere model (WRF-CLM) applied to the western U.S. to demonstrate their use in high-resolution modeling. A remapping method from the latitude/longitude grid of the CLM data to the WRF grids with map projection was also demonstrated. Future work will include global offline CLM simulations to examine the impacts of source data resolution and subsequent land parameter changes on simulated land surface processes.

Ke, Yinghai; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Huang, Maoyi; Coleman, Andre M.; Li, Hongyi; Wigmosta, Mark S.

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

102

Analytical Land–Atmosphere Radiometer Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conversion of radiometric land surface temperature (?r) to an equivalent isothermal (aerodynamic) surface temperature (?i) is important in balancing the land surface energy budget with satellite-based ?r measurements. An analytical land–...

Ayman Suleiman; Richard Crago

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

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

104

ARM - Measurement - Surface skin temperature  

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

105

Surface temperature | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

106

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

107

Turbulent Transfer Coefficients and Calculation of Air Temperature inside Tall Grass Canopies in Land–Atmosphere Schemes for Environmental Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for estimating profiles of turbulent transfer coefficients inside a vegetation canopy and their use in calculating the air temperature inside tall grass canopies in land surface schemes for environmental modeling is presented. The ...

D. T. Mihailovic; K. Alapaty; B. Lalic; I. Arsenic; B. Rajkovic; S. Malinovic

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

CARBON SEQUESTRATION ON SURFACE MINE LANDS  

SciTech Connect

An area planted in 2004 on Bent Mountain in Pike County was shifted to the Department of Energy project to centralize an area to become a demonstration site. An additional 98.3 acres were planted on Peabody lands in western Kentucky and Bent Mountain to bring the total area under study by this project to 556.5 acres as indicated in Table 2. Major efforts this quarter include the implementation of new plots that will examine the influence of differing geologic material on tree growth and survival, water quality and quantity and carbon sequestration. Normal monitoring and maintenance was conducted and additional instrumentation was installed to monitor the new areas planted.

Donald H. Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner

2005-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

109

Other Surface Impoundments and Land Applications (Oklahoma)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A water quality permit is required from the Department of Environmental Quality to construct, install, operate or close any industrial surface impoundment, industrial septic tank or treatment...

110

Continuous Monitoring of Nearest Neighbors on Land Surface Songhua Xing  

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As geo-realistic rendering of land surfaces is becoming commonplace in geographical information systems- tree suffers from intrinsic defects: it is fat and short, and hence does not improve the query, a realistic, accurate and detailed rendering of Earth surfaces is becoming feasible in many applications

Shahabi, Cyrus

111

CARBON SEQUESTRATION OF SURFACE MINE LANDS  

SciTech Connect

The January-March 2004 Quarter was dedicated to tree planting activities in two locations in Kentucky. During year one of this project there was no available mine land to plant in the Hazard area so 107 acres were planted in the Martin county mine location. This year 120 acres was planted in the Hazard area to compensate for the prior year and an additional 57 acres was planted on Peabody properties in western Kentucky. An additional set of special plots were established on each of these areas that contained 4800 seedlings each for special carbon sequestration determinations. Plantings were also conducted to continue compaction and water quality studies on two newly established areas as well as confirmed measurements on the first years plantings. Total plantings on this project now amount to 357 acres containing 245,960 tree seedlings.

Donald H. Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner

2004-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

112

Carbon Sequestration on Surface Mine Lands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first quarter of 2004 was dedicated to tree planting activities in two locations in Kentucky. During the first year of this project there was not available mine land to plant in the Hazard area, so 107 acres were planted in the Martin County mine location. This year 120 acres were planted in the Hazard area to compensate for the prior year and an additional 57 acres were planted on Peabody properties in western Kentucky. Additional sets of special plots were established on each of these areas that contained 4800 seedlings each for carbon sequestration demonstrations. Plantings were also conducted to continue compaction and water quality studies on the newly established areas as well as continual measurements of the first year's plantings. Total plantings on this project now amount to 357 acres containing 245,960 seedlings. During the second quarter of this year monitoring systems were established for all the new research areas. Weather data pertinent to the research as well as hydrology and water quality monitoring continues to be conducted on all areas. Studies established to assess specific questions pertaining to carbon flux and the invasion of the vegetation by small mammals are being quantified. Experimental practices initiated with this research project will eventually allow for the planting on long steep slopes with loose grading systems and allow mountain top removal areas to be constructed with loose spoil with no grading of the final layers of rooting material when establishing trees for the final land use designation. Monitoring systems have been installed to measure treatment effects on both above and below ground carbon and nitrogen pools in the planting areas. Soil and tissue samples were collected from both years planting and analyses were conducted in the laboratory. Examination of decomposition and heterotropic respiration on carbon cycling in the reforestation plots continued during the reporting period. Entire planted trees were extracted from the study area to evaluate carbon accumulation as a function of time on the mine sites. These trees were extracted and separated into the following components: foliage, stems, branches, and roots. Each component was evaluated to determine the contribution of each to the total sequestration value. The fourth quarter of the year was devoted to analyzing the first two years tree planting activities and the evaluation of the results. These analyses included the species success at each of the sites and quantifying the data for future year determination of research levels. Additional detailed studies have been planned to further quantify total carbon storage accumulation on the study areas. At least 124 acres of new plantings will be established in 2005 to bring the total to 500 acres or more in the study area across the state of Kentucky.

Donald H. Graves; Christopher Barton; Bon Jun Koo; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

113

SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC)  

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3 3 SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC): Science and Implementation Plan June 2007 Mark A. Miller, Principal Investigator and The CLASIC Steering Committee: Roni Avissar, Larry Berg, Sylvia Edgerton, Marc Fischer, Tom Jackson, Bill Kustas, Pete Lamb, Greg McFarquhar, Qilong Min, Beat Schmid, Margaret Torn, and Dave Turner Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research M.R. Miller et al., DOE/SC-ARM-0703 Executive Summary The Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign is a field experiment designed to collect a comprehensive data set that can be used to quantify the interactions that occur between the atmosphere, biosphere, land surface, and subsurface. A particular focus will be on how these

114

Incorporating Hydraulic Lift into a Land Surface Model and Its Effects on Surface Soil Moisture Prediction  

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In comparison with the Oklahoma Atmospheric Surface-layer Instrumentation System (OASIS) measurements, the Simulator for Hydrology and Energy Exchange at the Land Surface (SHEELS), a multilayer soil hydrological model, simulates a much faster ...

Diandong Ren; Ming Xue; Ann Henderson-Sellers

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

CARBON SEQUESTRATION ON SURFACE MINE LANDS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The October-December 2003 Quarter was dedicated to analyzing the first years tree planting activities and evaluation of the results. This included the analyses of the species success at each of the sites and quantifying the baseline data for future year determination of research levels of mixes. The small mammal colonization study of revegetated surface mines was also initiated and sampling systems initiated.

Donald H. Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner

2001-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

116

Prototyping a Generic, Unified Land Surface Classification and Screening Methodology for GPM-Era Microwave Land Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms  

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A prototype generic, unified land surface classification and screening methodology for Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)-era microwave land precipitation retrieval algorithms by using ancillary datasets is developed. As an alternative to the ...

Arief Sudradjat; Nai-Yu Wang; Kaushik Gopalan; Ralph R. Ferraro

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

An Improved Land Surface Parameterization Scheme in the ECMWF Model and Its Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new version of the ECMWF land surface parameterization scheme is described. It has four prognostic layers in the soil for temperature and soil moisture, with a free drainage and a zero heat flux condition at the bottom as a boundary condition. ...

Pedro Viterbo; Anton C. M. Beljaars

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Method for measuring surface temperature  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

119

SGP Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC): Measurement Platforms  

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The Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) will be conducted from June 8 to June 30, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Data will be collected using eight aircraft equipped with a variety of specialized sensors, four specially instrumented surface sites, and two prototype surface radar systems. The architecture of CLASIC includes a high-altitude surveillance aircraft and enhanced vertical thermodynamic and wind profile measurements that will characterize the synoptic scale structure of the clouds and the land surface within the ACRF SGP site. Mesoscale and microscale structures will be sampled with a variety of aircraft, surface, and radar observations. An overview of the measurement platforms that will be used during the CLASIC are described in this report. The coordination of measurements, especially as it relates to aircraft flight plans, will be discussed in the CLASIC Implementation Plan.

MA Miller; R Avissar; LK Berg; SA Edgerton; ML Fischer; TJ Jackson; B. Kustas; PJ Lamb; G McFarquhar; Q Min; B Schmid; MS Torn; DD Tuner

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

CARBON SEQUESTRATION ON SURFACE MINE LANDS  

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The April-June 2004 quarter was dedicated to the establishment of monitoring systems for all the new research areas. Hydrology and water quality monitoring continues to be conducted on all areas as does weather data pertinent to the research. Studies assessing specific questions pertaining to carbon flux has been established and the invasion of the vegetation by small mammals is being quantified. The approval of two experimental practices associated with this research by the United States Office of Surface Mining was a major accomplishment during this period of time. These experimental practices will eventually allow for tree planting on long steep slopes with loose grading systems and for the use of loose dumped spoil on mountain top removal areas with no grading in the final layer of rooting material for tree establishment.

Donald H. Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner

2004-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Sensitivity of Tropical Convection to Land Surface Processes  

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This paper studies the sensitivity of large-scale tropical convection to land surface changes in the general circulation model of the LMD. Ale method of analysis is based on a conceptual model of the energetics of convection applied every day of ...

J. Polcher

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

On the Nature of Soil Moisture in Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The soil moisture state simulated by a land surface model is a highly model-dependent quantity, meaning that the direct transfer of one model’s soil moisture into another can lead to a fundamental, and potentially detrimental, inconsistency. This ...

Randal D. Koster; Zhichang Guo; Rongqian Yang; Paul A. Dirmeyer; Kenneth Mitchell; Michael J. Puma

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Intercomparison of Soil Moisture Memory in Two Land Surface Models  

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A heavy rain or a dry period can produce an anomaly in soil moisture, and the dissipation of this anomaly may take weeks to months. It is important to understand how land surface models (LSMs) used with atmospheric general circulation models ...

Sarith P. P. Mahanama; Randal D. Koster

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Cabauw Data for the Validation of Land Surface Parameterization Schemes  

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This paper describes and interprets the 1987 data from Cabauw, the Netherlands, which can be used to test land surface schemes in stand-alone mode. The data are available from the authors for model development and research. It consists of half-...

Anton C. M. Beljaars; Fred C. Bosveld

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

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

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

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

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Carbon Sequestration on Surface Mine Lands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During this quarter a general forest monitoring program was conducted to measure treatment effects on above ground and below ground carbon C and Nitrogen (N) pools for the tree planting areas. Detailed studies to address specific questions pertaining to Carbon cycling was initiated with the development of plots to examine the influence of mycorrhizae, spoil chemical and mineralogical properties, and use of amendment on forest establishment and carbon sequestration. Efforts continued during this period to examine decomposition and heterotrophic respiration on C cycling in the reforestation plots. Projected climate change resulting from elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide has given rise to various strategies to sequester carbon in various terrestrial ecosystems. Reclaimed surface mine soils present one such potential carbon sink where traditional reclamation objectives can complement carbon sequestration. New plantings required the modification and design and installation on monitoring equipment. Maintenance and data monitoring on past and present installations are a continuing operation. The Department of Mining Engineering continued the collection of penetration resistance, penetration depth, and bulk density on both old and new treatment areas. Data processing and analysis is in process for these variables. Project scientists and graduate students continue to present results at scientific meetings, tours and field days presentations of the research areas are being conducted on a request basis.

Donald H. Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner

2005-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

127

NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis: Graphics  

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

128

The Interplay between Transpiration and Runoff Formulations in Land Surface Schemes Used with Atmospheric Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Project for Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterization Schemes (PILPS) has shown that different land surface models (LSMs) driven by the same meteorological forcing can produce markedly different surface energy and water budgets, even ...

Randal D. Koster; P. C. D. Milly

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

The Effect of Soil and Vegetation Parameters in the ECMWF Land Surface Scheme  

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Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and climate models are sensitive to evapotranspiration at the land surface. This sensitivity requires the prediction of realistic surface moisture and heat fluxes by land surface models that provide the lower ...

H. Richter; A. W. Western; F. H. S. Chiew

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

The Land Surface Analysis in the NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) uses the NASA Land Information System (LIS) to create its land surface analysis: the NCEP Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS). Comparing to the previous two generations of NCEP global ...

Jesse Meng; Rongqian Yang; Helin Wei; Michael Ek; George Gayno; Pingping Xie; Kenneth Mitchell

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

CARBON SEQUESTRATION ON SURFACE MINE LANDS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The October-December Quarter was dedicated to analyzing the first two years tree planting activities and evaluation of the results. This included the analyses of the species success at each of the sites and quantifying the data for future year determination of research levels. Additional detailed studies have been planned to further quantify total carbon storage accumulation on the research areas. At least 124 acres of new plantings will be established in 2005 to bring the total to 500 acres or more in the study area across the state of Kentucky. During the first 2 years of activities, 172,000 tree seedlings were planted on 257 acres in eastern Kentucky and 77,520 seedlings were planted on 119 acres in western Kentucky. The quantities of each species was discussed in the first Annual Report. A monitoring program was implemented to measure treatment effects on above and below ground C and nitrogen (N) pools and fluxes. A sampling strategy was devised that will allow for statistical comparisons of the various species within planting conditions and sites. Seedling heights and diameters are measured for initial status and re-measured on an annual basis. Leaves were harvested and leaf area measurements were performed. They were then dried and weighed and analyzed for C and N. Whole trees were removed to determine biomass levels and to evaluate C and N levels in all components of the trees. Clip plots were taken to determine herbaceous production and litter was collected in baskets and gathered each month to quantify C & N levels. Soil samples were collected to determine the chemical and mineralogical characterization of each area. The physical attributes of the soils are also being determined to provide information on the relative level of compaction. Hydrology and water quality monitoring is being conducted on all areas. Weather data is also being recorded that measures precipitation values, temperature, relative humidity wind speed and direction and solar radiation. Detailed studies to address specific questions pertaining to carbon flux are continuing.

Donald H. Graves; Christopher Barton; Richard Sweigard; Richard Warner

2005-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

132

Northern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851–1984  

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

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

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Southern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851–1984  

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

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

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Developing an Index to Measure Urban Heat Island Effect Using Satellite Land Skin Temperature and Land Cover Observations  

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A new index of calculating the intensity of urban heat island effects (UHI) for a city using satellite skin temperature and land cover observations is recommended. UHI, the temperature difference between urban and rural regions, is traditionally ...

Menglin S. Jin

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Diurnal Temperature Range Variability due to Land Cover and Airmass Types in the Southeast  

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This study examines the relationship between diurnal temperature range (DTR) and land use/land cover (LULC) in a portion of the Southeast. Temperature data for all synoptically weak days within a 10-yr period are gathered from the National ...

Kelsey N. Scheitlin; P. Grady Dixon

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Global scale hydrology - Advances in land surface modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

137

A Comparison of Sea Surface Temperature Climatologies  

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

Richard W. Reynolds

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

A Conjunctive Surface–Subsurface Flow Representation for Mesoscale Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most current land surface models used in regional weather and climate studies capture soil-moisture transport in only the vertical direction and are therefore unable to capture the spatial variability of soil moisture and its lateral transport. ...

Hyun Il Choi; Xin-Zhong Liang; Praveen Kumar

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Modeling Land Surface Processes and Heavy Rainfall in Urban Environments: Sensitivity to Urban Surface Representations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model are used in conjunction with observational analyses to investigate land surface processes and heavy rainfall over the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. ...

Dan Li; Elie Bou-Zeid; Mary Lynn Baeck; Stephen Jessup; James A. Smith

140

Effects of Land Surface–Vegetation on the Boreal Summer Surface Climate of a GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A land surface model (LSM) has been included in the ECMWF Hamburg version 4 (ECHAM4) atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM). The LSM is an early version of the Organizing Carbon and Hydrology in Dynamic Ecosystems (ORCHIDEE) and it replaces ...

Andrea Alessandri; Silvio Gualdi; Jan Polcher; Antonio Navarra

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

A Conjunctive Surface-Subsurface Flow Representation for Mesoscale Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most current land surface models used in regional weather and climate studies capture soil-moisture transport in only the vertical direction and are therefore unable to capture the spatial variability of soil-moisture and its lateral transport. ...

Hyun Il Choi; Xin–Zhong Liang; Praveen Kumar

142

INDICATION OF INSENSITIVITY OF PLANETARY WEATHERING BEHAVIOR AND HABITABLE ZONE TO SURFACE LAND FRACTION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is likely that unambiguous habitable zone terrestrial planets of unknown water content will soon be discovered. Water content helps determine surface land fraction, which influences planetary weathering behavior. This is important because the silicate-weathering feedback determines the width of the habitable zone in space and time. Here a low-order model of weathering and climate, useful for gaining qualitative understanding, is developed to examine climate evolution for planets of various land-ocean fractions. It is pointed out that, if seafloor weathering does not depend directly on surface temperature, there can be no weathering-climate feedback on a waterworld. This would dramatically narrow the habitable zone of a waterworld. Results from our model indicate that weathering behavior does not depend strongly on land fraction for partially ocean-covered planets. This is powerful because it suggests that previous habitable zone theory is robust to changes in land fraction, as long as there is some land. Finally, a mechanism is proposed for a waterworld to prevent complete water loss during a moist greenhouse through rapid weathering of exposed continents. This process is named a 'waterworld self-arrest', and it implies that waterworlds can go through a moist greenhouse stage and end up as planets like Earth with partial ocean coverage. This work stresses the importance of surface and geologic effects, in addition to the usual incident stellar flux, for habitability.

Abbot, Dorian S.; Ciesla, Fred J. [Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Cowan, Nicolas B., E-mail: abbot@uchicago.edu [Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 2131 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

143

Intercomparison Study of the Land Surface Process Model and the Common Land Model for a Prairie Wetland in Florida  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Common Land Model (CLM) and Land Surface Process (LSP) model simulations are compared to measured values for a 13-day dry-down period with a rapidly decreasing near-surface water table for a marsh wetland community in Florida. LSP was able to ...

B. Whitfield; J. M. Jacobs; J. Judge

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Evaluation of Two Land Surface Schemes Used in Terrains of Increasing Aridity in West Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study different parameterizations for land surface models currently employed in meteorological models at ECMWF [Tiled ECMWF Surface Scheme for Exchange Processes over Land (TESSEL)] and NCEP (Noah) are evaluated for a semiarid region in ...

D. Schüttemeyer; A. F. Moene; A. A. M. Holtslag; H. A. R. de Bruin

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Verification and Intercomparison of Multimodel Simulated Land Surface Hydrological Datasets over the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several land surface datasets, such as the observed Illinois soil moisture dataset; three retrospective offline run datasets from the Noah land surface model (LSM), Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) LSM, and Climate Prediction Center leaky ...

Yun Fan; Huug M. van den Dool; Wanru Wu

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

An Observational Analysis and Evaluation of Land Surface Model Accuracy in the Nebraska Sand Hills  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the influence of subsurface water on the energy budget components of three locations with heterogeneous land surfaces in the Nebraska Sand Hills are examined through observations and use of the Noah land surface model (LSM). ...

David B. Radell; Clinton M. Rowe

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Northern Annular Mode Effects on the Land Surface Phenologies of Northern Eurasia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface phenology (LSP) is the spatiotemporal development of the vegetated land surface as revealed by synoptic sensors. Modeling LSP across northern Eurasia reveals the magnitude, significance, and spatial pattern of the influence of the ...

K. M. de Beurs; G. M. Henebry

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

The Representation of Snow in Land Surface Schemes: Results from PILPS 2(d)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Twenty-one land surface schemes (LSSs) performed simulations forced by 18 yr of observed meteorological data from a grassland catchment at Valdai, Russia, as part of the Project for the Intercomparison of Land-Surface Parameterization Schemes (...

A. G. Slater; C. A. Schlosser; C. E. Desborough; A. J. Pitman; A. Henderson-Sellers; A. Robock; K. Ya Vinnikov; J. Entin; K. Mitchell; F. Chen; A. Boone; P. Etchevers; F. Habets; J. Noilhan; H. Braden; P. M. Cox; P. de Rosnay; R. E. Dickinson; Z-L. Yang; Y-J. Dai; Q. Zeng; Q. Duan; V. Koren; S. Schaake; N. Gedney; Ye M. Gusev; O. N. Nasonova; J. Kim; E. A. Kowalczyk; A. B. Shmakin; T. G. Smirnova; D. Verseghy; P. Wetzel; Y. Xue

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Relative Humidity as an Indicator for Cloud Formation over Heterogeneous Land Surfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of land surface heterogeneity on potential cloud formation is investigated using relative humidity as an indicator. This is done by performing numerical experiments using a large-eddy simulation model (LES). The land surface in the ...

Chiel C. van Heerwaarden; Jordi Vilà Guerau de Arellano

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Limited-Area Model Sensitivity to the Complexity of Representation of the Land Surface Energy Balance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By coupling a multimode land surface scheme with a regional climate model, three scientific issues are addressed in this paper: (i) the regional model's sensitivity to the different levels of complexity presented by the land surface ...

H. Zhang; A. Henderson-Sellers; A. J. Pitman; C. E. Desborough; J. L. McGregor; J. J. Katzfey

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

The Project for Intercomparison of Land Surface Parameterization Schemes (PILPS): Phases 2 and 3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The World Climate Research Programme Project for Intercomparison of Land Surface Parameterization Schemes (PILPS) is moving into its second and third phases that will exploit observational data and consider the performance of land surface schemes ...

A. Henderson-Sellers; A. J. Pitman; P. K. Love; P. Irannejad; T. H. Chen

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

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

153

Development of a Coupled Land Surface Hydrologic Model and Evaluation at a Critical Zone Observatory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A fully-coupled land surface hydrologic model, Flux-PIHM, is developed by incorporating a land-surface scheme into the Penn State Integrated Hydrologic Model (PIHM). The land-surface scheme is adapted from the Noah LSM. Because PIHM is capable of ...

Yuning Shi; Kenneth J. Davis; Christopher J. Duffy; Xuan Yu

154

Impacts of Land-Use and Biofuels Policy on Climate: Temperature and Localized Impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Impacts of Land-Use and Biofuels Policy on Climate: Temperature and Localized Impacts Willow on recycled paper #12;1 Impacts of Land-Use and Biofuels Policy on Climate: Temperature and Localized Impacts to agricultural production, including growing biofuels, and (ii) Observed Land Supply Response (OLSR

155

Specification of Wintertime North American Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Timothy DelSole; J. Shukla

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Modeling the Summertime Climate of Southwest Asia: The Role of Land Surface Processes in Shaping the Climate of Semiarid Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presented is a study on the role of land surface processes in determining the summertime climate over the semiarid region of southwest Asia. In this region, a warm surface air temperature bias of 3.5°C is simulated in the summer by using the ...

Marc P. Marcella; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Modeling the Summertime Climate of Southwest Asia: The Role of Land Surface Processes in Shaping the Climate of Semiarid Regions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Presented is a study on the role of land surface processes in determining the summertime climate over the semiarid region of southwest Asia. In this region, a warm surface air temperature bias of 3.5°C is simulated in the ...

Marcella, Marc P.

158

A Land Data Assimilation System for Soil Moisture and Temperature: An Information Content Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Canadian Land Data Assimilation System (CaLDAS) for the analysis of land surface prognostic variables is designed and implemented at the Meteorological Service of Canada for the initialization of numerical weather prediction and climate models. ...

G. Balsamo; J-F. Mahfouf; S. Bélair; G. Deblonde

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

The Relationship between Land Use and Temperature Change in Dallas County, Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study examines the relationship between land use and temperature change in Dallas County, TX. The purpose of this research is to analyze the relationship between temperature and land use and to identify the primary factors contributing to the formation of urban heat islands based on different categories of land use. Specifically, this research analyzes the elements that contribute to the urban heat island effect in Dallas County using temperature data provided by remote sensing imagery and parcel-based land use data using Geographic Information System (GIS) technique and a correlation analysis method, which was employed to analyze the relationship between temperature and land use. The results of this study showed that every land use category has different temperature averages and those patterns were observed similarly in both 2000 and 2005. Parking, airport, commercial, industrial, and residential areas have relatively high temperatures. In contrast, water, undeveloped area and parks showed relatively low temperatures. Another major finding was ratio of land use composition affected the temperature of census tracts. Correlation analyses of land use and temperature in 2000 and 2005 indicate that various types of land use categories have significant relationships with temperature. Among them commercial, industrial, residential, parking, and infrastructure, are positively associated with temperature, while undeveloped, parks, water, and dedicated areas are negatively associated with temperature. Areas with a high ratio of commercial use showed the highest and undeveloped areas showed the lowest relationship. Furthermore, through the analysis of the relationship between land use and temperature change for five years (2000-2005), this study finds that temperature change depends on the ratio of each land use category change. The results of this study can help local planning and policy decisions which are related to urban land use planning concerning temperature change such as zoning, environmental regulations and open space preservation.

Kim, Hee Ju

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Modeling land-surface/atmosphere dynamics for CHAMMP  

SciTech Connect

Project progress is described on a DOE CHAMP project to model the land-surface/atmosphere coupling in a heterogeneous environment. This work is a collaboration between scientists at Iowa State University and the University of New Hampshire. Work has proceeded in two areas: baseline model coupling and data base development for model validation. The core model elements (land model, atmosphere model) have been ported to the Principal Investigator's computing system and baseline coupling has commenced. The initial target data base is the set of observations from the FIFE field campaign, which is in the process of being acquired. For the remainder of the project period, additional data from the region surrounding the FIFE site and from other field campaigns will be acquired to determine how to best extrapolate results from the initial target region to the rest of the globe. In addition, variants of the coupled model will be used to perform experiments examining resolution requirements and coupling strategies for land-atmosphere coupling in a heterogeneous environment.

Gutowski, W.J. Jr.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

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

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

P. D. Jones

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Parameterization of Heterogeneous Land Surfaces for Atmospheric Numerical Models and Its Impact on Regional Meteorology  

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Natural land surfaces are usually heterogeneous over the resolvable scales considered in atmospheric numerical models. Therefore, model surface parameterizations that assume surface homogeneity may fail to represent the surface forcing ...

R. Avissar; R. A. Pielke

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Tropical Tropospheric Temperature to Sea Surface Temperature Forcing  

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

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

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Rhône-Aggregation Land Surface Scheme Intercomparison Project: An Overview  

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The Rhône-Aggregation (Rhône-AGG) Land Surface Scheme (LSS) intercomparison project is an initiative within the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX)/Global Land–Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) panel of the World Climate Research ...

A. Boone; F. Habets; J. Noilhan; D. Clark; P. Dirmeyer; S. Fox; Y. Gusev; I. Haddeland; R. Koster; D. Lohmann; S. Mahanama; K. Mitchell; O. Nasonova; G.-Y. Niu; A. Pitman; J. Polcher; A. B. Shmakin; K. Tanaka; B. van den Hurk; S. Vérant; D. Verseghy; P. Viterbo; Z.-L. Yang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Land Surface Contribution to the Potential Predictability of Boreal Summer Season Climate  

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The role of the land surface in contributing to the potential predictability of the boreal summer climate is investigated with a coupled land–atmosphere climate model. Ensemble simulations for 1982–99 have been conducted with specified observed ...

Paul A. Dirmeyer

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

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

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

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

169

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

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

Huqiang Zhang

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Dependence of Land Surface Albedo on Solar Zenith Angle: Observations and Model Parameterization  

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This study examines the dependence of surface albedo on solar zenith angle (SZA) over snow-free land surfaces using the intensive observations of surface shortwave fluxes made by the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (...

Fanglin Yang; Kenneth Mitchell; Yu-Tai Hou; Yongjiu Dai; Xubin Zeng; Zhuo Wang; Xin-Zhong Liang

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrieval of Land Surface Albedo from Satellite Observations: A Simulation Study  

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Land surface albedo is a critical parameter affecting the earth’s climate and is required by global and regional climatic modeling and surface energy balance monitoring. Surface albedo retrieved from satellite observations at one atmospheric ...

Shunlin Liang; Alan H. Strahler; Charles Walthall

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Land Surface Model Complexity on a Regional Simulation of a Tropical Synoptic Event  

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A multimode Chameleon Surface Model (CHASM) with different levels of complexity in parameterizing surface energy balance is coupled to a limited-area model (DARLAM) to investigate the impacts of complexity in land surface representations on the ...

H. Zhang; J. L. McGregor; A. Henderson-Sellers; J. J. Katzfey

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land Surface Heterogeneity in the Cooperative Atmosphere Surface Exchange Study (CASES-97). Part I: Comparing Modeled Surface Flux Maps with Surface-Flux Tower and Aircraft Measurements  

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Land surface heterogeneity over an area of 71 km × 74 km in the lower Walnut River watershed, Kansas, was investigated using models and measurements from the 1997 Cooperative Atmosphere Surface Exchange Study (CASES-97) field experiment. As an ...

Fei Chen; David N. Yates; Haruyasu Nagai; Margaret A. LeMone; Kyoko Ikeda; Robert L. Grossman

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Quantifying and relating land-surface and subsurface variability in permafrost environments using lidar and surface geophsical datasets  

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The complexity of permafrost dynamics and its critical impact on climate feedbacks warrant continued development of advanced high-latitude terrestrial ecosystem characterization and monitoring approaches. In this study, we explore the value of remote sensing and surface geophysical data for characterizing land surface and subsurface properties and their linkages in an Alaskan Coastal Plain ecosystem. We base our study on data collected at the end of the 2011 growing season in the Barrow Environmental Observatory, where a nested suite of measurements were collected within a polygon-dominated region including: surface ground penetrating radar, electromagnetic, and electrical resistance tomography data; thaw depth, soil temperature and moisture content, soil texture, soil carbon and nitrogen content, and major and trace cations. Previously-collected lidar data were also available for the study. Analysis of the datasets, individually and in combination, revealed the utility of the methods for characterizing critical land-surface and subsurface properties and associated spatial zonation. Lidar analysis was performed to extract geomorphic metrics (such as slope, curvature, and directed distance of polygons), which potentially indicate drainage potential and permafrost deformation state. Cluster analysis of these lidar-obtained attributes suggested that the land surface can be grouped into three spatially coherent zones, each having a dominant geomorphic expression including: a high centered polygon zone, a low centered polygon zone and a transitional zone. Comparison of the geophysical attributes from radar, electrical resistance tomography, and electromagnetic data with point measurements suggests that the surface geophysical data can provide very high-resolution information about subsurface properties that affect ecosystem feedbacks to climate, such as thaw depth and moisture content. Cluster analysis suggested that the geophysical attributes also varied spatially in a systematic way, suggesting the presence of three laterally distinct subsurface zones. Analysis of zone-based subsurface point measurements suggests that the geophysically-defined zones have unique distributions of hydrological, thermal, and geochemical properties and that the subsurface (geophysically-based) and land-surface (lidar-based) zonation is consistent. Although the close linkage between land surface (polygonal geomorphology) and subsurface (active layer) variability revealed through our study is not surprising, to our knowledge this is the first study to document such relationships using high resolution and non-invasive approaches. This study suggests the potential of using coincident lidar and surface geophysical measurements to quantify land surface and subsurface properties (respectively) and their linkages, which are likely to play a role in terrestrial ecosystem evolution and feedbacks to climate. These findings open the way for future research focused on using combined geophysical and remote sensing datasets to estimate subsurface and land-surface properties in high resolution and over large regions as is needed for process understanding and numerical model initialization in high latitude terrestrial ecosystems.

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Analyses of Nocturnal Temperature Cooling-Rate Response to Historical Local-Scale Urban Land-Use/Land Cover Change  

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Urbanization affects near-surface climates by increasing city temperatures relative to rural temperatures [i.e., the urban heat island (UHI) effect]. This effect is usually measured as the relative temperature difference between urban areas and a ...

Winston T. L. Chow; Bohumil M. Svoma

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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

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Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling by Highly  

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

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Cabauw Experimental Results from the Project for Intercomparison of Land-Surface Parameterization Schemes  

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In the Project for Intercomparison of Land-Surface Parameterization Schemes phase 2a experiment, meteorological data for the year 1987 from Cabauw, the Netherlands, were used as inputs to 23 land-surface flux schemes designed for use in climate ...

T. H. Chen; A. Henderson-Sellers; P. C. D. Milly; A. J. Pitman; A. C. M. Beljaars; J. Polcher; F. Abramopoulos; A. Boone; S. Chang; F. Chen; Y. Dai; C. E. Desborough; R. E. Dickinson; L. Dümenil; M. Ek; J. R. Garratt; N. Gedney; Y. M. Gusev; J. Kim; R. Koster; E. A. Kowalczyk; K. Laval; J. Lean; D. Lettenmaier; X. Liang; J.-F. Mahfouf; H.-T. Mengelkamp; K. Mitchell; O. N. Nasonova; J. Noilhan; A. Robock; C. Rosenzweig; J. Schaake; C. A. Schlosser; J.-P. Schulz; Y. Shao; A. B. Shmakin; D. L. Verseghy; P. Wetzel; E. F. Wood; Y. Xue; Z.-L. Yang; Q. Zeng

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Possible relation between land surface feedback and the post-landfall structure of monsoon depressions  

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Possible relation between land surface feedback and the post-landfall structure of monsoon; published 14 August 2009. [1] The effect of pre-storm land surface on the monsoon depressions (MDs (weaken) the landfalling MDs over the Indian monsoon region. Citation: Chang, H.-I., D. Niyogi, A. Kumar

Niyogi, Dev

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Evaluating the JULES Land Surface Model Energy Fluxes Using FLUXNET Data  

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Surface energy flux measurements from a sample of 10 flux network (FLUXNET) sites selected to represent a range of climate conditions and biome types were used to assess the performance of the Hadley Centre land surface model (Joint U.K. Land ...

Eleanor Blyth; John Gash; Amanda Lloyd; Matthew Pryor; Graham P. Weedon; Jim Shuttleworth

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Empirical Latent Heat Flux Parameterization for the Noah Land Surface Model  

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Proper partitioning of the surface energy fluxes that drive the evolution of the planetary boundary layer in numerical weather prediction models requires an accurate representation of initial land surface conditions. Unfortunately, soil ...

Christopher M. Godfrey; David J. Stensrud

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Mesoscale Circulations Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneities of Land Surface  

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Mesoscale circulations forced by a random distribution of surface sensible heat flux have been investigated using a three-dimensional numerical model. The complex land surface is modeled as a homogeneous random field characterized by a spectral ...

Jingfeng Wang; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir; Rafael L. Bras

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Convective Planetary Boundary Layer Interactions with the Land Surface at Diurnal Time Scales: Diagnostics and Feedbacks  

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The convective planetary boundary layer (PBL) integrates surface fluxes and conditions over regional and diurnal scales. As a result, the structure and evolution of the PBL contains information directly related to land surface states. To examine ...

Joseph A. Santanello Jr.; Mark A. Friedl; Michael B. Ek

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Development of a Land Surface Model. Part I: Application in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

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Parameterization of land surface processes and consideration of surface inhomogeneities are very important to mesoscale meteorological modeling applications, especially those that provide information for air quality modeling. To provide crucial, ...

Aijun Xiu; Jonathan E. Pleim

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Performance Assessment of New Land Surface and Planetary Boundary Layer Physics in the WRF-ARW  

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The Pleim–Xiu land surface model, Pleim surface layer scheme, and Asymmetric Convective Model (version 2) are now options in version 3.0 of the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) Advanced Research WRF (ARW) core. These physics ...

Robert C. Gilliam; Jonathan E. Pleim

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Land surface cleanup of plutonium at the Nevada Test Site  

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The Nevada Test Site (NTS) covers approximately 3300 km{sup 2} of high desert and is located approximately 100 km northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Soil contaminated by plutonium exists on the NTS and surrounding areas from safety tests conducted in the 1950s and 1960s. About 150 curies of contamination have been measured over 1200 hectares of land surface. Most contamination is found in the top 5 cm of soil but may be found deep as 25 cm. The cost of conventional removal and disposal of the full soil volume has been estimated at over $500,000,000. This study is directed toward minimizing the volume of waste which must be further processed and disposed of by precisely controlling soil removal depth. The following soil removal machines were demonstrated at the NTS: (1) a CMI Corporation Model PR-500FL pavement profiler, (2) a CMI Corporation Model Tr-225B trimmer reclaimer, (3) a Caterpillar Model 623 elevating scraper equipped with laser depth control, (4) a Caterpillar Model 14G motor grader equipped with laser depth control, (5) a Caterpillar Model 637 auger scraper, and (6) a XCR Series Guzzler vacuum truck. 5 refs., 5 figs.

Ebeling, L.L.; Evans, R.B.; Walsh, E.J.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

The Russian Surface Temperature Data Set  

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

Alan Robock

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

NASA GISS Surface Temperature (GISTEMP) Analysis  

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

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Lag Relationships Involving Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures  

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

John R. Lanzante

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Revisiting GLACE: Understanding the Role of the Land Surface in Land–Atmosphere Coupling  

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The Global Land–Atmosphere Coupling Experiment (GLACE) established a method for quantifying and comparing the influence of soil moisture on the atmosphere in AGCMs. The models included in the GLACE intercomparison displayed a wide range in the ...

Ruth E. Comer; Martin J. Best

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Urbanization impact on temperature change in China with emphasis on land cover change and human activity  

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The impact of urbanization on temperature trends in China was investigated with emphasis on two aspects of urbanization, land cover change and human activity. A new station classification scheme was developed to incorporate these two aspects by ...

Yan Li; Lijuan Zhu; Xinyi Zhao; Shuangcheng Li; Yan Yan

192

Comparison of the Land-Surface Interaction in the ECMWF Reanalysis Model with the 1987 FIFE Data  

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Data from the First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment for the summer season of 1987 are used to assess the land-surface interaction of the ECMWF reanalysis. In comparison with an earlier study, ...

Alan K. Betts; Pedro Viterbo; Anton C. M. Beljaars

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

A Study of Convection Initiation in a Mesoscale Model Using High-Resolution Land Surface Initial Conditions  

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A coupled convection-resolving mesoscale atmosphere–land surface model (LSM) is used to investigate land surface–planetary boundary layer (PBL) interactions responsible for the initiation of deep, moist convection over the southern Great Plains ...

Stanley B. Trier; Fei Chen; Kevin W. Manning

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

The Land Surface Scheme ISBA within the Météo-France Climate Model ARPEGE. Part I. Implementation and Preliminary Results  

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This paper describes recent developments in climate modeling at Météo-France related to land surface processes. The implementation of a simple land surface parameterization, Interactions between Soil Biosphere Atmosphere (ISBA), has gained from ...

J-F. Mahfouf; A. O. Manzi; J. Noilhan; H. Giordani; M. DéQué

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Temporal Variations of Land Surface Microwave Emissivities over the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Southern Great Plains Site  

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Land surface microwave emissivities are important geophysical parameters for atmospheric, hydrological, and biospheric studies. This study estimates land surface microwave emissivity using an atmospheric microwave radiative transfer model and a ...

Bing Lin; Patrick Minnis

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Influence of Land Surface Roughness on Atmospheric Circulation and Precipitation: A Sensitivity Study with a General Circulation Model  

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The influence of land surface roughness on the large scale atmospheric circulation and rainfall was examined by comparing three sets of simulations made with a general circulation model in which the land surface roughness length, z0, was reduced ...

Y. C. Sud; J. Shukla; Y. Mintz

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

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

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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

198

The Anomalous Rainfall over the United States during July 1993: Sensitivity to Land Surface Parameterization and Soil Moisture Anomalies  

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This paper discusses the sensitivity of short- and medium-range precipitation forecasts for the central United States to land surface parametrization and soil moisture anomalies. Two forecast systems with different land surface and boundary layer ...

Anton C. M. Beljaars; Pedro Viterbo; Martin J. Miller; Alan K. Betts

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

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

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

Yuyu Ren; Guoyu Ren

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

David A. Faysash; Eric A. Smith

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global 4DVAR Assimilation and Forecast Experiments Using AMSU Observations over Land. Part I: Impacts of Various Land Surface Emissivity Parameterizations  

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To improve the assimilation of Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A and -B (AMSU-A and -B) observations over land, three methods, based either on an estimation of the land emissivity or the land skin temperature directly from satellite observations,...

Fatima Karbou; Elisabeth Gérard; Florence Rabier

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Relationships among Remotely Sensed Data, Surface Energy Balance, and Area-Averaged Fluxes over Partially Vegetated Land Surfaces  

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Numerous recent field experiments have examined the use of remote sensing to estimate land surface fluxes of latent and sensible heat using combinations of thermal, visible, and near-infrared data. While substantial progress has been made, ...

M. A. Friedl

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Land Surface Heterogeneity in the Cooperative Atmosphere Surface Exchange Study (CASES-97). Part II: Analysis of Spatial Heterogeneity and Its Scaling  

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Multiscale atmospheric forcing data at 1-, 5-, and 10-km scales from the 1997 Cooperative Atmosphere Surface Exchange Study (CASES-97) were used to drive three uncoupled land surface models: the National Center for Atmospheric Research Land ...

David N. Yates; Fei Chen; Haruyasu Nagai

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

The CCSM4 Land Simulation, 1850–2005: Assessment of Surface Climate and New Capabilities  

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This paper reviews developments for the Community Land Model, version 4 (CLM4), examines the land surface climate simulation of the Community Climate System Model, version 4 (CCSM4) compared to CCSM3, and assesses new earth system features of CLM4 ...

David M. Lawrence; Keith W. Oleson; Mark G. Flanner; Christopher G. Fletcher; Peter J. Lawrence; Samuel Levis; Sean C. Swenson; Gordon B. Bonan

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Maximum Surface Albedo of Seasonally Snow-Covered Lands in the Northern Hemisphere  

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Areally weighted clear sky surface albedo of snow-covered land in the middle and high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere was measured from satellite imagery in A 1×1° latitude-longitude cells. The study area included 87% of the land polewards ...

David A. Robinson; George Kukla

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

An Evaluation with the Fourier Amplitude Sensitivity Test (FAST) of Which Land-Surface Parameters Are of Greatest Importance in Atmospheric Modeling  

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Land-surface parameterizations based on a statistical-dynamical approach have been suggested recently to improve the representation of the surface forcing from heterogeneous land in atmospheric models. With this approach, land-surface ...

Dan C. Collins; Roni Avissar

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

A Comparison of the Noah and OSU Land Surface Models in the ECPC Seasonal Forecast Model  

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The Noah land surface model (LSM) has recently been implemented into the Experimental Climate Prediction Center’s (ECPC’s) global Seasonal Forecast Model (SFM). Its performance is compared to the older ECPC SFM with the Oregon State University (...

Laurel L. De Haan; Masao Kanamitsu; Cheng-Hsuan Lu; John O. Roads

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Assimilation of Satellite-Observed Snow Albedo in a Land Surface Model  

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This study assesses the impact of assimilating satellite-observed snow albedo on the Noah land surface model (LSM)-simulated fluxes and snow properties. A direct insertion technique is developed to assimilate snow albedo into Noah and is applied ...

M. Jahanzeb Malik; Rogier van der Velde; Zoltan Vekerdy; Zhongbo Su

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Diurnal to Annual Precipitation Sensitivity to Convective and Land Surface Schemes  

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Precipitation’s diurnal to annual variance distribution and atmospheric water cycle component interactions are examined globally for sensitivity to convective and land surface schemes. The main regional features of statistics identified in ...

Alex C. Ruane; John O. Roads

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Evaluation and Transferability of the Noah Land Surface Model in Semiarid Environments  

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This paper investigates the performance of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Noah land surface model at two semiarid sites in southern Arizona. The goal is to evaluate the transferability of calibrated parameters (i.e., ...

Terri S. Hogue; Luis Bastidas; Hoshin Gupta; Soroosh Sorooshian; Ken Mitchell; William Emmerich

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Hydrological Land Surface Response in a Tropical Regime and a Midlatitudinal Regime  

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A statistical–dynamical study was performed on the role of hydrometeorological interactions in the midlatitudes and the semiarid Tropics. For this, observations from two field experiments, the First International Satellite Land Surface ...

Devdutta S. Niyogi; Yongkang Xue; Sethu Raman

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Assessing the Performance of the Ensemble Kalman Filter for Land Surface Data Assimilation  

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The ensemble Kalman filter provides an easy-to-use, flexible, and efficient option for data assimilation problems. One of its attractive features in land surface applications is its ability to provide distributional information about variables, ...

Yuhua Zhou; Dennis McLaughlin; Dara Entekhabi

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Computational Issues for Large-Scale Land Surface Data Assimilation Problems  

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Land surface data assimilation problems are often limited by the high dimensionality of states created by spatial discretization over large high-resolution computational grids. Yet field observations and simulation both confirm that soil moisture ...

Dennis McLaughlin; Yuhua Zhou; Dara Entekhabi; Virat Chatdarong

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

A Stochastic Linear Theory of Mesoscale Circulation Induced by the Thermal Heterogeneity of the Land Surface  

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This paper presents a three-dimensional stochastic linear model of the mesoscale circulation induced by the variability of turbulent sensible heat flux over land surface. The primitive equations relating wind field, geo-potential, and potential ...

Jingfeng Wang; Rafael L. Bars; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

A Factorial Assessment of the Sensitivity of the BATS Land-Surface Parameterization Scheme  

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Land-surface schemes developed for incorporation into global climate models include parameterizations that are not yet fully validated and depend upon the specification of a large (20–50) number of ecological and soil parameters, the values of ...

A. Henderson-Sellers

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

The Predictive Uncertainty of Land Surface Fluxes in Response to Increasing Ambient Carbon Dioxide  

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The exchange of water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2) between the land surface and the atmosphere plays an important role in numerical weather forecasting and climate change prediction using general circulation models. In this study, a typical ...

Karsten Schulz; Andrew Jarvis; Keith Beven; Henrik Soegaard

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

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

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

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

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Biogeochemical and Biophysical Responses of the Land Surface to a Sustained Thermohaline Circulation Weakening  

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Biotic responses to climate change may constitute significant feedbacks to the climate system by altering biogeochemistry (e.g., carbon storage) or biophysics (i.e., albedo, evapotranspiration, and roughness length) at the land surface. Accurate ...

Paul A. T. Higgins

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

An Improved Snow Scheme for the ECMWF Land Surface Model: Description and Offline Validation  

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A new snow scheme for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) land surface model has been tested and validated. The scheme includes a new parameterization of snow density, incorporating a liquid water reservoir, and revised ...

Emanuel Dutra; Gianpaolo Balsamo; Pedro Viterbo; Pedro M. A. Miranda; Anton Beljaars; Christoph Schär; Kelly Elder

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

A Review of Satellite Data Algorithms for Studies of the Land Surface  

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Satellite observations are essential for the global monitoring of climatologically significant interactions between the earth's atmosphere and land surface. In practice, however, interpretation of remote-sensing data requires the use of ...

P. J. Sellers; S. I. Rasool; H-J. Bolle

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Revised Land Surface Parameterization (SiB2) for Atmospheric GCMS. Part I: Model Formulation  

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The formulation of a revised land surface parameterization for use within atmospheric general circulation models (GCMs) is presented. The model (SiB2) incorporates several significant improvements over the first version of the Simple Biosphere ...

P.J. Sellers; D.A. Randall; G.J. Collatz; J.A. Berry; C.B. Field; D.A. Dazlich; C. Zhang; G.D. Collelo; L. Bounoua

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Representation of Water Table Dynamics in a Land Surface Scheme. Part II: Subgrid Variability  

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A lumped unconfined aquifer model has been developed and interactively coupled to a land surface scheme in a companion paper. Here, the issue of the representation of subgrid variability of water table depths (WTDs) is addressed. A statistical–...

Pat J-F. Yeh; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Influence of “Realistic” Land Surface Wetness on Predictability of Seasonal Precipitation in Boreal Summer  

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Outputs from two ensembles of atmospheric model simulations for 1951–98 define the influence of “realistic” land surface wetness on seasonal precipitation predictability in boreal summer. The ensembles consist of one forced with observed sea ...

Shinjiro Kanae; Yukiko Hirabayashi; Tomohito Yamada; Taikan Oki

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Updating a Land Surface Model with MODIS-Derived Snow Cover  

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A simple scheme for updating snow-water storage in a land surface model using snow cover observations is presented. The scheme makes use of snow cover observations retrieved from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard ...

M. Rodell; P. R. Houser

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Multi-sensor large scale land surface data assimilation using ensemble approaches  

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One of the ensemble Kalman filter's (EnKF) attractive features in land surface applications is its ability to provide distributional information. The EnKF relies on normality approximations that improve its efficiency but ...

Zhou, Yuhua, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Mesoscale Simulations of the Land Surface Effects of Historical Logging in a Moist Continental Climate Regime  

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An enhanced knowledge of the feedbacks from land surface changes on regional climates is of great importance in the attribution of climate change. To explore the effects of deforestation on a midlatitude climate regime, two sets of two five-...

Nicholas P. Klingaman; Jason Butke; Daniel J. Leathers; Kevin R. Brinson; Elsa Nickl

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

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

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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

228

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

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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

229

Calibrating a Land Surface Model of Varying Complexity Using Multicriteria Methods and the Cabauw Dataset  

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The multicriteria methodology, which provides a means to estimate optimal ranges for land surface model parameter values via calibration, is evaluated. Following calibration, differences between schemes resulting from effective parameter values ...

Y. Xia; A. J. Pitman; H. V. Gupta; M. Leplastrier; A. Henderson-Sellers; L. A. Bastidas

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Modeling the Impact of Land Surface Degradation on the Climate of Tropical North Africa  

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Degradation of the land surface has been suggested as a cause of persistent drought in tropical north Africa. A general circulation model is used to assess the impact of degradation of five regions within tropical north Africa. Idealized ...

Douglas B. Clark; Yongkang Xue; Richard J. Harding; Paul J. Valdes

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Evaluation of MERRA Land Surface Estimates in Preparation for the Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission  

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The authors evaluated several land surface variables from the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) product that are important for global ecological and hydrological studies, including daily maximum (Tmax) and ...

Yonghong Yi; John S. Kimball; Lucas A. Jones; Rolf H. Reichle; Kyle C. McDonald

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

A Revised Force–Restore Model for Land Surface Modeling  

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To clarify the definition of the equation for the temperature toward which the soil skin temperature is restored, the prediction equations in the commonly used force–restore model for soil temperature are rederived from the heat conduction ...

Diandong Ren; Ming Xue

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

An Evaluation of Satellite Remote Sensing Data Products for Land Surface Hydrology: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder  

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The skill of instantaneous Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) retrieved near-surface meteorology, including surface skin temperature (Ts), air temperature (Ta), specific humidity (q), and relative humidity (RH), as well as model-derived surface ...

Craig R. Ferguson; Eric F. Wood

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Sensitivity of Model-Generated Daytime Surface Heat Fluxes over Snow to Land-Cover Changes  

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Snow cover can significantly suppress daytime temperatures by increasing the surface albedo and limiting the surface temperature to 0°C. The strength of this effect is dependent upon how well the snow can cover, or mask, the underlying surface. ...

John E. Strack; Roger A. Pielke Sr.; Jimmy Adegoke

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

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

236

Forward-Looking Assimilation of MODIS-Derived Snow-Covered Area into a Land Surface Model  

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Snow cover over land has a significant impact on the surface radiation budget, turbulent energy fluxes to the atmosphere, and local hydrological fluxes. For this reason, inaccuracies in the representation of snow-covered area (SCA) within a land ...

Benjamin F. Zaitchik; Matthew Rodell

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Multimodel Analysis of Energy and Water Fluxes: Intercomparisons between Operational Analyses, a Land Surface Model, and Remote Sensing  

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Using data from seven global model operational analyses (OA), one land surface model, and various remote sensing retrievals, the energy and water fluxes over global land areas are intercompared for 2003/04. Remote sensing estimates of ...

Raghuveer K. Vinukollu; Justin Sheffield; Eric F. Wood; Michael G. Bosilovich; David Mocko

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Impact of Land Surface Initialisation Approach on Sub–seasonal Forecast Skill: A Regional Analysis in the Southern Hemisphere  

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We use a sophisticated coupled land–atmosphere modelling system for a Southern Hemisphere sub–domain centred over South East Australia to evaluate differences in simulation skill from two different land surface initialisation approaches. The first ...

Annette L. Hirsch; Jatin Kala; Andy J. Pitman; Claire Carouge; Jason P. Evans; Vanessa Haverd; David Mocko

239

Principal Components of Multi-Frequency Microwave Land Surface Emissivities. Part 1: Estimation Under Clear and Precipitating Conditions  

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The upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission will provide considerably more over-land observations over complex terrain, high elevation river basins and cold surfaces, necessitating an improved assessment of the microwave land ...

F. Joseph Turk; Ziad S. Haddad; Yalei You

240

Area-Averaged Surface Fluxes in a Semiarid Region with Partly Irrigated Land: Lessons Learned from EFEDA  

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The European Field Experiment in a Desertification-Threatened Area (EFEDA) provides a comprehensive land surface dataset for a semiarid Mediterranean environment with natural vegetation and cultivated dry and irrigated land. This paper discusses ...

M. Anna Osann Jochum; Hendrik A. R. de Bruin; Albert A. M. Holtslag; Alfonso Calera Belmonte

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Modeling and Observational Framework for Diagnosing Local Land–Atmosphere Coupling on Diurnal Time Scales  

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Land–atmosphere interactions play a critical role in determining the diurnal evolution of both planetary boundary layer (PBL) and land surface temperature and moisture states. The degree of coupling between the land surface and PBL in numerical ...

Joseph A. Santanello Jr.; Christa D. Peters-Lidard; Sujay V. Kumar; Charles Alonge; Wei-Kuo Tao

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

The effect of land surface changes on Eemian climate  

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surface albedo, an increase of the amount of absorbed solar radiation and thereby ... more comprehensive representation of weather and climate than given by ...

243

Generating Scenarios of Local Surface Temperature Using Time Series Methods  

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

Robert S. Chen; Peter J. Robinson

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

The Effects of Remotely Sensed Plant Functional Type and Leaf Area Index on Simulations of Boreal Forest Surface Fluxes by the NCAR Land Surface Model  

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The land surface models used with atmospheric models typically characterize landscapes in terms of generalized biome types. However, the advent of high–spatial resolution satellite-derived data products such as land cover and leaf area index (LAI)...

Keith W. Oleson; Gordon B. Bonan

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Evaluation of the Noah Land Surface Model Using Data from a Fair-Weather IHOP_2002 Day with Heterogeneous Surface Fluxes  

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Sources of differences between observations and simulations for a case study using the Noah land surface model–based High-Resolution Land Data Assimilation System (HRLDAS) are examined for sensible and latent heat fluxes H and LE, respectively; ...

Margaret A. LeMone; Mukul Tewari; Fei Chen; Joseph G. Alfieri; Dev Niyogi

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Land Surface Controls on Hydroclimatic Means and Variability  

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Hydroclimatic means and variability are determined in large part by the control of soil moisture on surface moisture fluxes, particularly evapotranspiration and runoff. This control is examined here using a simple water balance model and ...

Randal D. Koster; Sarith P. P. Mahanama

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity of the ARM SGP Central Facility  

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Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity Infrared Land Surface Emissivity in the Vicinity of the ARM SGP Central Facility R. O. Knuteson, R. G. Dedecker, W. F. Feltz, B. J. Osbourne, H. E. Revercomb, and D. C. Tobin Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin Introduction The University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center (UW-SSEC) has developed, under National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funding, a model for the infrared land surface emissivity (LSE) in the vicinity of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Central Facility (CF) in North Central Oklahoma. The UW-Madison LSE model is part of the ARM best

248

Flux Parameterization over Land Surfaces for Atmospheric Models  

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In this paper a summary is given of observations and modeling efforts on surface fluxes, carried out at Cabauw in The Netherlands and during MESOGERS-84 in the south of France. Emphasis is put on those aspects that are important from a modeling ...

A. C. M. Beljaars; A. A. M. Holtslag

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

On the connection between continental-scale land surface processes and the tropical climate in a coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system  

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An evaluation is presented of the impact on tropical climate of continental-scale perturbations given by different representations of land surface processes (LSP) in a general circulation model that includes atmosphere-ocean interactions. One ...

Hsi-Yen Ma; C. Roberto Mechoso; Yongkang Xue; Heng Xiao; J. David Neelin; Xuan Ji

250

Stable water isotope simulation by current land-surface schemes:Results of IPILPS phase 1  

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Phase 1 of isotopes in the Project for Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterization Schemes (iPILPS) compares the simulation of two stable water isotopologues ({sup 1}H{sub 2} {sup 18}O and {sup 1}H{sup 2}H{sup 16}O) at the land-atmosphere interface. The simulations are off-line, with forcing from an isotopically enabled regional model for three locations selected to offer contrasting climates and ecotypes: an evergreen tropical forest, a sclerophyll eucalypt forest and a mixed deciduous wood. Here we report on the experimental framework, the quality control undertaken on the simulation results and the method of intercomparisons employed. The small number of available isotopically-enabled land-surface schemes (ILSSs) limits the drawing of strong conclusions but, despite this, there is shown to be benefit in undertaking this type of isotopic intercomparison. Although validation of isotopic simulations at the land surface must await more, and much more complete, observational campaigns, we find that the empirically-based Craig-Gordon parameterization (of isotopic fractionation during evaporation) gives adequately realistic isotopic simulations when incorporated in a wide range of land-surface codes. By introducing two new tools for understanding isotopic variability from the land surface, the Isotope Transfer Function and the iPILPS plot, we show that different hydrological parameterizations cause very different isotopic responses. We show that ILSS-simulated isotopic equilibrium is independent of the total water and energy budget (with respect to both equilibration time and state), but interestingly the partitioning of available energy and water is a function of the models' complexity.

Henderson-Sellers, A.; Fischer, M.; Aleinov, I.; McGuffie, K.; Riley, W.J.; Schmidt, G.A.; Sturm, K.; Yoshimura, K.; Irannejad, P.

2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Temperature Humidity Reference System Handbook - November 2005  

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

MT Ritsche

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

252

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

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

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

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Land Surface Heating and the North American Monsoon Anticyclone: Model Evaluation from Diurnal to Seasonal  

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Land Surface Heating and the North American Monsoon Anticyclone: Model Evaluation from Diurnal the North American Monsoon Experiment (NAME), from observational sites as well as satellite retrievals simulations. 1. Introduction The North American monsoon (NAM) is a circulation pattern that brings summer

Miami, University of

254

Role of Land Surface Processes in South American Monsoon Development YONGKANG XUE  

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Role of Land Surface Processes in South American Monsoon Development YONGKANG XUE Department processes (VBPs) in the structure and evolution of the South American monsoon system (SAMS) with an emphasis during the monsoon mature stage, as well as better monthly mean austral summer precipitation over

Xue, Yongkang

255

Role of land surface processes in monsoon development: East Asia and West Africa  

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Role of land surface processes in monsoon development: East Asia and West Africa Yongkang Xue,1,2 H and West African monsoon development and are among the most important mechanisms governing the development of the monsoon. The results were obtained by conducting simulations for five months of 1987 using a general

Xue, Yongkang

256

GSWP-2: Multimodel Analysis and Implications for Our Perception of the Land Surface  

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The Second Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP-2) is an initiative to compare and evaluate 10-year simulations by a broad range of land surface models under controlled conditions. A major product of GSWP-2 is the first global gridded multimodel ...

Paul A. Dirmeyer; Xiang Gao; Mei Zhao; Zhichang Guo; Taikan Oki; Naota Hanasaki

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

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

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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

258

BOOK REVIEWS QUANTITATIVE REMOTE SENSING OF LAND SURFACES. By S. Liang. John  

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BOOK REVIEWS QUANTITATIVE REMOTE SENSING OF LAND SURFACES. By S. Liang. John Wiley & Sons Inc-ROM. Illustrated. Price £82�50 hard- back. This new book presents the principles of optical remote sensing. The structure, content and style of the book reflect this. It has an explicit structure: it contains neat

Liang, Shunlin

259

The Impact of Land Cover Change on Surface Energy and Water Balance in Mato Grosso, Brazil  

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The sensitivity of surface energy and water fluxes to recent land cover changes is simulated for a small region in northern Mato Grosso, Brazil. The Simple Biosphere Model (SiB2) is used, driven by biophysical parameters derived from the Moderate ...

Julia Pongratz; Lahouari Bounoua; Ruth S. DeFries; Douglas C. Morton; Liana O. Anderson; Wolfram Mauser; Carlos A. Klink

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Effect of the surface on the secondary structure of soft landed peptide ions  

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Ion soft landing (SL) enables highly selective modification of substrates for applications in materials science, nanotechnology and biology. Our previous study showed that SL can be used for preparation of conformation-selected peptide arrays. Here we present a first study of the effect of the surface on the secondary structures of peptides soft-landed onto self-assembled monolayer surfaces (SAMs). Conformations of soft-landed peptide ions were examined using the newly constructed instrument that enables in situ infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS) characterization of surfaces during and after ion deposition. Polyalanine peptides, Ac-AnK and Ac-KAn (n=7, 15), that have been extensively studied both in solution and in the gas phase were used as model systems in this study. We demonstrate that physical and chemical properties of SAM surfaces have a strong effect on the conformations of soft-landed peptides ions. For example, deposition of the ?-helical [Ac-A15K+H]+ ion on the CH3-terminated (HSAM) surface results in immobilization of both the ?- and 310-helical conformations. In contrast, a significant fraction of Ac-A15K molecules are present in the ?-sheet conformation on the CF3- (FSAM) and COOH-terminated (COOH-SAM) surfaces. We show that the kinetic energy of the polyalanine ion, the charge, and the initial conformation have only a minor effect on the conformation of deposited species suggesting that the interaction between the molecule and the surface plays a major role in determining the secondary structures of immobilized polyalanines. This study demonstrates that SL of mass-selected ions can be utilized for obtaining fundamental understanding of the intrinsic properties of biomolecules and surfaces responsible for conformational changes upon adsorption.

Hu, Qichi; Wang, Peng; Laskin, Julia

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of a Land Surface Model (SSiB) to Three Parameterizations of Evapotranspiration—A Study Based on ISLSCP Initiative I Data  

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Four different methods of estimating land surface evapotranspiration are compared by forcing each scheme with near-surface atmospheric and soil- and vegetation-type forcing data available through International Satellite Land Surface Climatology ...

David M. Mocko; Y. C. Sud

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Mourning dove differential use of reclaimed surface-mined lands in east-central Texas  

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The mourning dove (Zeniada macroura) is the most abundant and widespread North American game bird despite the fact that declines have been observed throughout much of the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Central Management Unit has experienced a significant decline in the number of mourning doves heard during the Mourning Dove Call Count for the past 10- and 34-year periods. Land-use changes and loss of mourning dove habitat is often cited as reasons for these declines. Fourteen transects in different aged reclaimed surface-mined lands and in different land-use types were monitored during morning and evening hours monthly for 1 year to examine differential use by mourning doves. Mourning dove densities were determined for transects representing different aged reclaimed lands and land uses. Vegetation measurements including obstruction of vision, plant height, percent bare ground, and percent canopy cover of dominant grass, forb, and woody species were taken at systematically selected points along the transects in summer, fall, and spring. A Pearson's product-moment correlation and regression analysis was used to examine relationships between dove densities and vegetation measurements. Significant differences (P < 0.05) were found in dove densities among different aged reclaimed lands in summer, fall, and spring. Younger age classes (lands reclaimed 0-5 or 6-10 years prior to initiation of this study) and 1 of 2 controls had higher dove densities than other transects. Percent bare ground explained differences in dove densities. Plant height and obstruction of vision were negatively correlated with dove densities during spring months. Significant differences were seen in dove densities on different reclamation types. Newly reclaimed land and areas of native pasture had higher dove densities than other reclamation or vegetation types. Structural measurements explained at least part of the variation in dove densities between different reclamation types.

Huff, James Eric

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introducing hysteresis in snow depletion curves to improve the water budget of a land surface model in an Alpine catchment  

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The Durance watershed (14 000 km2), located in the French Alps, generates 10% of French hydro-power and provides drinking water to 3 million people. The Catchment Land Surface Model (CLSM), a distributed land surface model (LSM) with a multilayer, ...

Claire Magand; Agnès Ducharne; Nicolas Le Moine; Simon Gascoin

264

The Prediction of Nearshore Wind-induced Surface Currents from Wind Velocities Measured at Nearby Land Stations  

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This paper aims to find a fast and efficient way to predict the wind-induced components of surface currents in a nearshore coastal area of several hundred square kilometers from wind velocities measured at nearby land stations. Ocean Surface ...

Betty Ng

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational Implementation of the ISBA Land Surface Scheme in the Canadian Regional Weather Forecast Model. Part I: Warm Season Results  

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The summertime improvement resulting from the operational implementation of a new surface modeling and assimilation strategy into the Canadian regional weather forecasting system is described in this study. The surface processes over land are ...

Stéphane Bélair; Louis-Philippe Crevier; Jocelyn Mailhot; Bernard Bilodeau; Yves Delage

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Evaluation of Surface Temperature and Emissivity Derived from ASTER Data: A Case Study Using Ground-Based Measurements at a Volcanic Site  

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The land surface temperature (LST) and emissivity (LSE) derived from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data were evaluated in a low spectral contrast volcanic site at an altitude of 2000 m on the island of ...

África Barreto; Manuel Arbelo; Pedro A. Hernández-Leal; Laia Núñez-Casillas; María Mira; César Coll

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Effect of Surface Sublayer on Surface Skin Temperature and Fluxes  

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

Xubin Zeng; Robert E. Dickinson

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge Retention by Gold Clusters on Surfaces Prepared Using Soft Landing of Mass Selected Ions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monodisperse gold clusters have been prepared on surfaces in different charge states through soft landing of mass-selected ions. Ligand-stabilized gold clusters were prepared in methanol solution by reduction of chloro(triphenylphosphine)gold(I) with borane tert-butylamine complex in the presence of 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane. Electrospray ionization was used to introduce the clusters into the gas-phase and mass-selection was employed to isolate a single ionic cluster species (Au11L53+, L = 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane) which was delivered to surfaces at well controlled kinetic energies. Using in-situ time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) it is demonstrated that the Au11L53+ cluster retains its 3+ charge state when soft landed onto the surface of a 1H,1H,2H,2H-

Johnson, Grant E.; Priest, Thomas A.; Laskin, Julia

2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

269

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

TY JOUR T1 Mesoscale Climatic Simulation of Surface Air Temperature Cooling  

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

271

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

272

Urban Bias in Area-averaged Surface Air Temperature Trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Thomas R. Karl; Philip D. Jones

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

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

274

Measurements of Temperature Fluctuations in Breaking Surface Waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

David M. Farmer; Johannes R. Gemmrich

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Surface mine pollution abatement and land use impact investigation. Volume III. Considerations of post mining land use, mine inventory and abatement plan for the quicksand watershed. Final report  

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Volume III of the five volume series primarily presents three general topics. The first of these is a discussion of considerations relating to post-mining land use. Following this discussion, an evaluation of factors relating to more important environmental and land use impacts of the surface mining industry in Eastern Kentucky is presented. The last topic presents a mine inventory of the 33 surface mines located in the Quicksand Watershed in Breathitt County, Kentucky. Surface mines have several environmental and land use impacts. Those considered in the discussion which are of special importance to Eastern Kentucky are hydrologic influence, sedimentation, spoil bank stability, the impact on the public road system and mine access roads, and haul road abandonment. A number of major conclusions of general applicability are given along with some conclusions specifically related to the Quicksand Watershed.

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

The Influence of Hydrologic Modeling on the Predicted Local Weather: Two-Way Coupling of a Mesoscale Weather Prediction Model and a Land Surface Hydrologic Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-way coupling of the operational mesoscale weather prediction model known as Lokal Modell (LM; German Weather Service) with the land surface hydrologic “TOPMODEL”-Based Land Surface–Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (TOPLATS; Princeton University) ...

G. Seuffert; P. Gross; C. Simmer; E. F. Wood

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Simulating AOGCM Soil Moisture Using an Off-Line Thornthwaite Potential Evapotranspiration–Based Land Surface Scheme. Part I: Control Runs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) employ very different land surface schemes (LSSs) and, as a result, their predictions of land surface quantities are often difficult to compare. Some of the disagreement in quantities such as ...

Adam R. Cornwell; L. D. Danny Harvey

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

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

280

Projected Changes in the Seasonal Cycle of Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

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

282

Long-Term Trends in Surface Temperature over the Oceans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

T. P. Barnett

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

An Approach for the Representation of Surface Heterogeneity in Land Surface Models. Part I: Theoretical Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a theoretical framework is described for the representation of surface heterogeneity within complex biophysical surface schemes for use in climate models. The methodology adopts aspects of the mosaic approach and the statistical–...

Filippo Giorgi

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Distributions of Surface-Layer Buoyancy Versus Lifting Condensation Level over a Heterogeneous Land Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Onset and coverage of small cumulus clouds depend on the relative abundance of surface-layer air parcels possessing favourable buoyancy and moisture—two variables that are coupled through the surface energy budget. This abundance is described ...

Kelly Schrieber; Roland Stull; Qing Zhang

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

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

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

286

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

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

288

Instability of Shielded Surface Temperature Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model v1.0 coupled to the CABLE land surface scheme v1.4b: evaluation of the control climatology  

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The CSIRO Mk3L climate system model, a reduced-resolution coupled general circulation model, has previously been described in this journal. The model is configured for millennium scale or multiple century scale simulations. This paper reports the impact of replacing the relatively simple land surface scheme that is the default parameterisation in Mk3L with a sophisticated land surface model that simulates the terrestrial energy, water and carbon balance in a physically and biologically consistent way. An evaluation of the new model s near-surface climatology highlights strengths and weaknesses, but overall the atmospheric variables, including the near-surface air temperature and precipitation, are simulated well. The impact of the more sophisticated land surface model on existing variables is relatively small, but generally positive. More significantly, the new land surface scheme allows an examination of surface carbon-related quantities including net primary productivity which adds significantly to the capacity of Mk3L. Overall, results demonstrate that this reduced-resolution climate model is a good foundation for exploring long time scale phenomena. The addition of the more sophisticated land surface model enables an exploration of important Earth System questions including land cover change and abrupt changes in terrestrial carbon storage.

Mao, Jiafu [ORNL; Phipps, S.J. [University of New South Wales; Pitman, A.J. [University of New South Wales; Wang, Yingping [CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research; Abramowitz, G. [University of New South Wales; Pak, B. [CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Seasonal Surface Air Temperature and Precipitation in the FSU Climate Model Coupled to the CLM2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current Florida State University (FSU) climate model is upgraded by coupling the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Land Model Version 2 (CLM2) as its land component in order to make a better simulation of surface air ...

D. W. Shin; S. Cocke; T. E. LaRow; James J. O’Brien

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Satellite-Observed Surface Temperature Changes after the 2004 Taylor Complex Fire in Alaska  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land-use and land-cover change has been recognized as a key component in global climate change. In the boreal forest ecosystem, fires often cause significant changes in vegetation structure and surface biophysical characteristics, which in turn ...

Jianjun Ge

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

A Modeling Study of Irrigation Effects on Surface Fluxes and Land–Air–Cloud Interactions in the Southern Great Plains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the authors incorporate an operational-like irrigation scheme into the Noah land surface model as part of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF). A series of simulations, with and without irrigation, is conducted over the ...

Yun Qian; Maoyi Huang; Ben Yang; Larry K. Berg

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Seasonal and Interannual Variations of Evapotranspiration and Energy Exchange over Different Land Surfaces in a Semiarid Area of China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seasonal and interannual variations of evapotranspiration (ET) and energy exchange were estimated over degraded grassland and cropland land surfaces in a semiarid region of northeastern China using the eddy covariance technique from 2003 to 2008. ...

Liu Huizhi; Feng Jianwu

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

A Multiscale Ensemble Filtering System for Hydrologic Data Assimilation. Part II: Application to Land Surface Modeling with Satellite Rainfall Forcing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Part I of this series of studies developed procedures to implement the multiscale filtering algorithm for land surface hydrology and performed assimilation experiments with rainfall ensembles from a climate model. However, a most important ...

Ming Pan; Eric F. Wood

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Modeling the Effect of Land Surface Evaporation Variability on Precipitation Variability. Part II: Time- and Space-Scale structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the second of a two-part article investigating the impact of variations of land surface evaporability on the interannual variability of precipitation. The first goal of this part is to analyze the relationship between the atmospheric ...

Oreste Reale; Paul Dirmeyer; Adam Schlosser

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Effects of Spatial Aggregation of Initial Conditions and Forcing Data on Modeling Snowmelt Using a Land Surface Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Small-scale topography and snow redistribution have important effects on snow-cover heterogeneity and the timing, rate, and duration of spring snowmelt in mountain tundra environments. However, land surface schemes (LSSs) are usually applied as a ...

Pablo F. Dornes; John W. Pomeroy; Alain Pietroniro; Diana L. Verseghy

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Sensitivity of Climate Simulations to Land-Surface and Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Treatments-A Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aspects of the land-surface and boundary-layer treatments in some 20 or so atmospheric general circulation models (GCMS) are summarized. In only a small fraction of these have significant sensitivity studies been carried out and published. ...

J. R. Garratt

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

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

299

Parameterization of Land Surface Processes to Study Boundary Layer Characteristics over a Semiarid Region in Northwest India  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric boundary layer and land surface processes play a crucial role and affect large-scale phenomena such as monsoons. A comprehensive soil–vegetation parameterization scheme has been developed to understand the complex interaction of ...

A. N. V. Satyanarayana; V. N. Lykossov; U. C. Mohanty; E. E. Machul'skaya

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

The Impact of Root Weighting on the Response of Transpiration to Moisture Stress in Land Surface Schemes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface schemes (LSSs) for large-scale climate models use a variety of different methods to represent the influence of soil moisture on transpiration. One area in which they differ is in the treatment of vertical soil moisture distribution. ...

Carl E. Desborough

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Copula-Derived Observation Operators for Assimilating TMI and AMSR-E Retrieved Soil Moisture into Land Surface Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assimilating soil moisture from satellite remote sensing into land surface models (LSMs) has potential for improving model predictions by providing real-time information at large scales. However, the majority of the research demonstrating this ...

Huilin Gao; Eric F. Wood; Matthias Drusch; Matthew F. McCabe

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

A Study of the Sensitivity of Land Surface parameterizations to the Inclusion of Different Fractional Covers and Soil Textures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The inclusion of processes relating to soil type and vegetation is very important in an attempt to improve a land surface parameterization for use in different scale atmospheric models. There is already sample micro-meteorological information ...

D. T. Mihailovic; H. A. R. de Bruin; M. Jeftic; A. Van Dijken

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

AVHRR-Derived Land Surface Conditions for Flux Simulations with a Mesoscale Model over the HAPEX-Sahel Study Area  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The description of land surface conditions at a spatial scale adapted to climate and meteorological models is at the core of major problems in environment studies. In this regard, the information routinely provided by remote sensing observations ...

Roselyne Lacaze; Sylvie Donier; Pierre Lacarrère; Jean-Louis Roujean

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Evaluation of the Parameter Sensitivities of a Coupled Land Surface Hydrologic Model at a Critical Zone Observatory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface models (LSMs) and hydrologic models are parameterized models. The number of involved parameters is often large. Sensitivity analysis (SA) is a key step to understand the complex relationship between state variables and parameters, and ...

Yuning Shi; Kenneth J. Davis; Fuqing Zhang; Christopher J. Duffy

305

Spatial and Temporal Scales of Boundary Layer Wind Predictability in Response to Small-Amplitude Land Surface Uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Predictability experiments with the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model as a proxy for the atmosphere are analyzed to quantify the spatial and temporal scales of boundary layer wind response to land surface perturbations. Soil moisture is ...

Joshua P. Hacker

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Impact of Scale and Aggregation on the Terrestrial Water Exchange: Integrating Land Surface Models and Rhône Catchment Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface models (LSMs) used in climate modeling include detailed above-ground biophysics but usually lack a good representation of runoff. Both processes are closely linked through soil moisture. Soil moisture however has a high spatial ...

Reto Stöckli; Pier Luigi Vidale; Aaron Boone; Christoph Schär

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Principal Components of Multi-Frequency Microwave Land Surface Emissivities. Part 2: Effects of Previous-Time Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The microwave land surface emissivity (MLSE) over the continental United States was examined during 2011 as a function of previous rainfall conditions using two independent emissivity estimation techniques, one providing instantaneous estimates ...

Yalei You; F. Joseph Turk; Ziad S. Haddad; Li Li; Guosheng Liu

308

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

309

Regional Parameter Estimation of the VIC Land Surface Model: Methodology and Application to River Basins in China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a methodology for regional parameter estimation of the three-layer Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC-3L) land surface model with the goal of improving the streamflow simulation for river basins in China. This methodology is ...

Zhenghui Xie; Fei Yuan; Qingyun Duan; Jing Zheng; Miaoling Liang; Feng Chen

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Direct evaluation of transient surface temperatures and heat fluxes  

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

Axford, R.A.

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Land–Ocean Warming Contrast over a Wide Range of Climates: Convective Quasi-Equilibrium Theory and Idealized Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Surface temperatures increase at a greater rate over land than ocean in simulations and observations of global warming. It has previously been proposed that this land–ocean warming contrast is related to different changes in lapse rates over land ...

Michael P. Byrne; Paul A. O’Gorman

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Evaluation of land ownership, lease status, and surface features in five geopressured geothermal prospects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study was accomplished for the purpose of gathering information pertaining to land and lease ownership, surface features and use and relevant environmental factors in the Lake Theriot (West and East), Kaplan, Bayou Hebert and Freshwater Bayou geopressured geothermal prospects in Louisiana, and the Blessing geopressured geothermal prospect in Texas. This information and recommendations predicated upon it will then be used to augment engineering and geological data utilized to select geopressured geothermal test well sites within the prospects. The five geopressured geothermal prospects are briefly described and recommendations given.

Hackenbracht, W.N.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

The Simulation of Surface Heat Fluxes in a Land Surface?Atmosphere Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modified soil-canopy-boundary layer model based on Ek and Mahrt is presented to simulate surface heat fluxes on a daily basis. The model is validated against independent published bare soil data from Agassiz, Canada, and observations taken over ...

Huang Xinmei; T. J. Lyons

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Temperature-responsive surface-functionalized polyethylene films  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Ponder, Bill C.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Impacts of Land Use and Biofuels Policy on Climate: Temperature and Localized Impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The impact on climate of future land use and energy policy scenarios is explored using two landuse frameworks: (i) Pure Cost Conversion Response (PCCR), or 'extensification', where the price of land is the only constraint ...

Hallgren, Willow

2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

316

Surface Temperature Variations in East Africa and Possible Causes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

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

318

Sea Surface Temperature–Precipitation Relationship in Different Reanalyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

319

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

320

Global Warming Pattern Formation: Sea Surface Temperature and Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Coso Geothermal Field  

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

322

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

323

Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Air Temperature Variability: 1840–2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Accurate Airborne Surface Temperature Measurements with Chopper-stabilized Radiometers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Dieter Lorenz

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

El Niño and Tropical Pacific Ocean Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Bryan C. Weare

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

A Study of Six Operational Sea Surface Temperature Analyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

327

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

328

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

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

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

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

A Coupled Soil Moisture and Surface Temperature Prediction Model  

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

F. Ács; D. T. Mihailovi?; B. Rajkovi?

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

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

331

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

332

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

333

Surface Temperature Gradients as Diagnostic Indicators of Midlatitude Circulation Dynamics  

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

Christina Karamperidou; Francesco Cioffi; Upmanu Lall

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Mechanisms Determining the Atmospheric Response to Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

335

Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Temperature: Workshop Comparisons  

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

Eni G. Njoku

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

A Bayesian Cloud Mask for Sea Surface Temperature Retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

337

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

338

THERM Simulations of Window Indoor Surface Temperatures for Predicting Condensation  

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

Kohler, Christian; Arasteh, Dariush; Mitchell, Robin

2001-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

339

Mesoscale Surface Pressure and Temperature Features Associated with Bow Echoes  

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

Rebecca D. Adams-Selin; Richard H. Johnson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Determining Robust Impacts of Land-Use-Induced Land Cover Changes on Surface Climate over North America and Eurasia: Results from the First Set of LUCID Experiments  

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The project Land-Use and Climate, Identification of Robust Impacts (LUCID) was conceived to address the robustness of biogeophysical impacts of historical land use–land cover change (LULCC). LUCID used seven atmosphere–land models with a common ...

Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré; Juan-Pablo Boisier; Andy Pitman; G. B. Bonan; V. Brovkin; Faye Cruz; C. Delire; V. Gayler; B. J. J. M. van den Hurk; P. J. Lawrence; M. K. van der Molen; C. Müller; C. H. Reick; B. J. Strengers; A. Voldoire

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Schemes for Parameterizing Evaporation from a Non-Plant-Covered Surface and Their Impact on Partitioning the Surface Energy in Land?Air Exchange Parameterization  

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The correct simulation of the sensible and latent heat fluxes from a non-plant-covered surface is very important in designing the surface scheme for modeling the processes in the land?air exchange. However, using different bare soil evaporation ...

Dragutin T. Mihailovi?; Borivoj Rajkovi?; Branislava Lali?; Ljiljana Deki?

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

The Influence of Boundary Layer Processes on the Diurnal Variation of the Climatological Near-Surface Wind Speed Probability Distribution over Land  

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Knowledge of the diurnally varying land surface wind speed probability distribution is essential for surface flux estimation and wind power management. Global observations indicate that the surface wind speed probability density function (PDF) is ...

Yanping He; Norman A. McFarlane; Adam H. Monahan

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Ecosystem feedbacks to climate change in California: Development, testing, and analysis using a coupled regional atmosphere and land-surface model (WRF3-CLM3.5)  

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A regional atmosphere model [Weather Research and Forecasting model version 3 (WRF3)] and a land surface model [Community Land Model, version 3.5 (CLM3.5)] were coupled to study the interactions between the atmosphere and possible future California land-cover changes. The impact was evaluated on California's climate of changes in natural vegetation under climate change and of intentional afforestation. The ability of WRF3 to simulate California's climate was assessed by comparing simulations by WRF3-CLM3.5 and WRF3-Noah to observations from 1982 to 1991. Using WRF3-CLM3.5, the authors performed six 13-yr experiments using historical and future large-scale climate boundary conditions from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Model version 2.1 (GFDL CM2.1). The land-cover scenarios included historical and future natural vegetation from the Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System-Century 1 (MC1) dynamic vegetation model, in addition to a future 8-million-ha California afforestation scenario. Natural vegetation changes alone caused summer daily-mean 2-m air temperature changes of -0.7 to +1 C in regions without persistent snow cover, depending on the location and the type of vegetation change. Vegetation temperature changes were much larger than the 2-m air temperature changes because of the finescale spatial heterogeneity of the imposed vegetation change. Up to 30% of the magnitude of the summer daily-mean 2-m air temperature increase and 70% of the magnitude of the 1600 local time (LT) vegetation temperature increase projected under future climate change were attributable to the climate-driven shift in land cover. The authors projected that afforestation could cause local 0.2-1.2 C reductions in summer daily-mean 2-m air temperature and 2.0-3.7 C reductions in 1600 LT vegetation temperature for snow-free regions, primarily because of increased evapotranspiration. Because some of these temperature changes are of comparable magnitude to those projected under climate change this century, projections of climate and vegetation change in this region need to consider these climate-vegetation interactions.

Subin, Z.M.; Riley, W.J.; Kueppers, L.M.; Jin, J.; Christianson, D.S.; Torn, M.S.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Reclamation of abandoned surface coal mined land using flue gas desulfurization products  

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Details are given of a field-scale research project where the Fleming site, in Ohio, of highly degraded and acid-forming abandoned surface coal-mined land, was reclaimed using a dry flue gas desulfurization product from an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion burner at a General Motors plant Pontiac, MI, which burned eastern Ohio coal and used dolomitic limestone for desulfurization. Plots were seeded with a mixture of grasses, wheat and clover, in 1994 and soil and water samples were analysed in 1995 and in 2009. It was found that FGD-treated plots promoted good regenerative growth, similar to that in plots using more concentrated re-soil material. The FGD treatment also greatly improved overall water quality. 3 figs., 4 tabs.

Chen, L.; Kost, D.; Dick, W.A. [Ohio State University, OH (United States)

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

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

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

Sungsu Park; Clara Deser; Michael A. Alexander

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Toward A National Early Warning System for Forest Disturbances Using Remotely Sensed Land Surface Phenology  

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We are using a statistical clustering method for delineating homogeneous ecoregions as a basis for identifying disturbances in forests through time over large areas, up to national and global extents. Such changes can be shown relative to past conditions, or can be predicted relative to present conditions, as with forecasts of future climatic change. This quantitative ecoregion approach can be used to predict destinations for populations whose local environments are forecast to become unsuitable and are forced to migrate as their habitat shifts, and is also useful for predicting the susceptibility of new locations to invasive species like Sudden Oak Death. EFETAC and our sister western center WWETAC, along with our NASA and ORNL collaborators, are designing a new national-scale early warning system for forest threats, called FIRST. Envisioned as a change-detection system, FIRST will identify all land surface cover changes at the MODIS observational scale, and then try to discriminate normal, expected seasonal changes from locations having unusual activity that may represent potential forest threats. As a start, we have developed new national data sets every 16 days from 2002 through 2008, based on land surface phenology, or timing of leaf-out in the spring and brown-down in the fall. Changes in such phenological maps will be shown to contain important information about vegetation health status across the United States. The standard deviation of the duration of fall can be mapped, showing places where length of fall is relatively constant or is variable in length from year to year.

HargroveJr., William Walter [USDA Forest Service; Spruce, Joe [NASA Stennis Space Center; Gasser, Gerry [NASA Stennis Space Center; Hoffman, Forrest M [ORNL

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Surface and atmospheric controls on the onset of moist convection over land  

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The onset of moist convection over land is investigated using a conceptual approach with a slab boundary layer model. We here determine the essential factors for the onset of boundary layer clouds over land, and study their relative importance. ...

Pierre Gentine; Albert A. M. Holtslag; Fabio D’Andrea; Michael Ek

348

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

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

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

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Impacts of feral hogs on reclaimed surface-mined lands in eastern Texas: a management perspective  

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During the last decade, surface lignite mines in eastern Texas have experienced damage to reclaimed lands by feral hogs (Sus scrota). Specifically, feral hogs have caused damage to vegetative plantings used in the reclamation process of surface lignite mines. In addition to vegetative losses, erosion control problems and water quality impacts have been noted. Box and corral traps were evaluated for their effectiveness in capturing feral hogs. Six male and 10 female hogs were radiomonitored from January 1998 - January 1999 at Big Brown Lignite Mine in Freestone County, Texas. Annual range size, habitat use, habitat selection, and diel movements of the feral hogs were determined using a geographic information system. Corral traps were more efficient than box traps in capturing feral hogs (P reclaimed wildlife vegetation plantings and unmixed riparian corridors on the mine site. Screening cover and free water were important landscape features that influenced hog movements. Feral hogs moved greater distances from free water and screening cover deleing nighttime hours. In addition, seasonal effects of distance from these landscape features were significant. Feral hogs traveled greater distances from both gee water and screening during winter and spring, but during fall and summer months, they remained closer (P < 0.0001) to water and cover sources. Based on the information obtained from the data analysis, management strategies for reducing hog impacts at the mine site were developed. In order to decrease feral hog impacts on the mine site, use of corral traps, box traps, and vegetation management was recommended.

Mersinger, Robert C.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

A Coupled Biosphere–Atmosphere Climate Model Suitable for Studies of Climatic Change Due to Land Surface Alterations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A biosphere model based on BATS (Biosphere–Atmosphere Transfer Scheme) is coupled to a primitive equation global statistical–dynamical model in order to study the climatic impact due to land surface alterations. The fraction of the earth’s ...

Mário Adelmo Varejão-Silva; Sergio H. Franchito; Vadlamudi Brahmananda Rao

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Assessment of the Regional Climate Model Version 3 over the Maritime Continent Using Different Cumulus Parameterization and Land Surface Schemes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an assessment of the Regional Climate Model, version 3 (RegCM3), coupled to two land surface schemes: the Biosphere–Atmosphere Transfer System, version 1e (BATS1e), and the Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS). The model’s ...

Rebecca L. Gianotti; Dongfeng Zhang; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

A Simple Parcel Method for Prediction of Cumulus Onset and Area-Averaged Cloud Amount over Heterogeneous Land Surfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this note is to compare several methods for predicting the onset and quantitative amount of cloud cover over heterogeneous land surfaces. Among the methods tested are that of Wilde et al. (1985) and a new, simple parcel approach. ...

Peter J. Wetzel

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Rob Stoll; Fernando Porté-Agel

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Temporal and spatial variability of surface temperature over Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Moninski, Anthony David

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Detecting Climate Signals in the Surface Temperature Record  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Gerald R. North; Mark J. Stevens

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

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

357

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

358

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

359

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Guy Cautenet; Michel Legrand; Yaya Coulibaly; Christian Boutin

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Modeling Soil Moisture and Surface Flux Variability with an Untuned Land Surface Scheme: A Case Study from the Southern Great Plains 1997 Hydrology Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Parameterization for Land–Atmosphere–Cloud Exchange (PLACE), a typical surface–vegetation–atmosphere transfer (SVAT) parameterization, was used in a case study of a 2500 km2 area in southwestern Oklahoma for 9–16 July 1997. The research ...

Karen I. Mohr; James S. Famiglietti; Aaron Boone; Patrick J. Starks

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

362

Analysis of the linkages between rainfall and land surface conditions in the West African monsoon through CMAP, ERS-WSC, and  

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Analysis of the linkages between rainfall and land surface conditions in the West African monsoon monsoon. Citation: Philippon, N., E. Mougin, L. Jarlan, and P.-L. Frison (2005), Analysis of the linkages between rainfall and land surface conditions in the West African monsoon through CMAP, ERS-WSC, and NOAA

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

363

Coupling an Advanced Land Surface–Hydrology Model with the Penn State–NCAR MM5 Modeling System. Part I: Model Implementation and Sensitivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses and documents a number of issues related to the implementation of an advanced land surface–hydrology model in the Penn State–NCAR fifth-generation Mesoscale Model (MM5). The concept adopted here is that the land surface model ...

Fei Chen; Jimy Dudhia

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Simulating the Effects of Irrigation over the United States in a Land Surface Model Based on Satellite-Derived Agricultural Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel method is introduced for integrating satellite-derived irrigation data and high-resolution crop-type information into a land surface model (LSM). The objective is to improve the simulation of land surface states and fluxes through better ...

Mutlu Ozdogan; Matthew Rodell; Hiroko Kato Beaudoing; David L. Toll

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

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

366

Investigation of Large-Scale Atmospheric Moisture Budget and Land Surface Interactions over U.S. Southern Great Plains including for CLASIC (June 2007)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The atmospheric moisture budget and surface interactions for the southern Great Plains are evaluated for contrasting May–June periods (1998, 2002, 2006, and 2007) as background for the Cloud and Land Surface Interaction Campaign (CLASIC) of (wet) ...

Peter J. Lamb; Diane H. Portis; Abraham Zangvil

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Surface emissivity and temperature retrieval for a hyperspectral sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Borel, C.C.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Evaluating Surface Water Cycle Simulated by the Australian Community Land Surface Model (CABLE) across Different Spatial and Temporal Domains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The terrestrial water cycle in the Australian Community Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange (CABLE) model has been evaluated across a range of temporal and spatial domains. A series of offline experiments were conducted using the forcing data from ...

Huqiang Zhang; Bernard Pak; Ying Ping Wang; Xinyao Zhou; Yongqiang Zhang; Liang Zhang

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Surface Temperatures of Insulated Glazing Units: Infrared Thermography Laboratory Measurements  

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

370

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

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

371

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Kaiming Hu; Gang Huang; Ronghui Huang

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

The Impact of Land Surface and Atmospheric Initialization on Seasonal Forecasts with CCSM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Series of forecast experiments for two seasons investigate the impact of specifying realistic initial states of the land in conjunction with the observed states of the ocean and atmosphere while using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (...

Daniel A. Paolino; James L. Kinter III; Ben P. Kirtman; Dughong Min; David M. Straus

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Interactions between the Land Surface and Mesoscale Rainfall Variability during HAPEX-Sahel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hydrological Atmospheric Pilot Experiment in the Sahel (HAPEX-Sahel) was designed to investigate land–atmosphere interactions in the semiarid conditions of southwest Niger. During the intensive observation period (IOP) in 1992, a pronounced ...

Christopher M. Taylor; Frédérique Saïd; Thierry Lebel

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Satellite-Scale Snow Water Equivalent Assimilation into a High-Resolution Land Surface Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Four methods based on the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) are tested to assimilate coarse-scale (25 km) snow water equivalent (SWE) observations (typical of passive microwave satellite retrievals) into finescale (1 km) land model simulations. ...

Gabriëlle J. M. De Lannoy; Rolf H. Reichle; Paul R. Houser; Kristi R. Arsenault; Niko E. C. Verhoest; Valentijn R. N. Pauwels

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Nesting ecology of dickcissels on reclaimed surface-mined lands in Freestone County, Texas  

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Surface mining and subsequent reclamation often results in the establishment of large areas of grassland that can benefit wildlife. Grasslands have declined substantially over the last 150 years, resulting in declines of many grassland birds. The dickcissel (Spiza americana), a neotropical migrant, is one such bird whose numbers have declined in the last 30 years due to habitat loss, increased nest predation and parasitism, and over harvest (lethally controlled as an agricultural pest on its wintering range in Central and South America). Reclaimed surface-mined lands have been documented to provide important breeding habitat for dickcissels in the United States, emphasizing the importance of reclamation efforts. Objectives were to understand specific aspects of dickcissel nesting ecology (i.e., nest-site selection, nest success, and nest parasitism, and identification of nest predators) on 2 spatial scales on TXU Energy?s Big Brown Mine, near Fairfield, Texas, and to subsequently provide TXU Energy with recommendations to improve reclaimed areas as breeding habitat for dickcissels. I examined the influence of nest-site vegetation characteristics and the effects of field-level spatial factors on dickcissel nesting ecology on 2 sites reclaimed as wildlife habitat. Additionally, I developed a novel technique to identify predators at active nests during the 2003 field season. During 2002?2003, 119 nests were monitored. On smaller spatial scales, dickcissels were likely to select nest-sites with low vegetation, high densities of bunchgrasses and tall forbs, and areas with higher clover content. Probability of nest success increased with nest heights and vegetation heights above the nest, characteristics associated with woody nesting substrates. Woody nesting substrates were selected and bunchgrasses were avoided. Oak (Quercus spp.) saplings remained an important nesting substrate throughout the breeding season. On a larger scale, nest-site selection was likely to occur farther from wooded riparian areas and closer to recently-reclaimed areas. Nest parasitism was likely to occur near roads and wooded riparian areas. Results suggest reclaimed areas could be improved by planting more bunchgrasses, tall forbs (e.g., curly-cup gumweed [Grindelia squarrosa] and sunflower [Helianthus spp.]), clover (Trifolium spp.), and oaks (a preferred nesting substrate associated with higher survival rates). Larger-scale analysis suggests that larger tracts of wildlife areas should be created with wooded riparian areas comprising a minimal portion of a field?s edge.

Dixon, Thomas Pingul

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Recolonization of surface-mined lands by pocket gophers (Geomys breviceps) in East Texas Post Oak Savannah  

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Surface mining involves the use of heavy equipment that would theoretically create underground vibrations sensed by pocket gophers. To determine if vibrations cause pocket gopher movement away from areas being mined, gopher movements were monitored in a hay field adjacent to an active mine pit on Big Brown Mine in Freestone County, Texas. Gophers were live-trapped in summer 2000 prior to mining activity, injected subcutaneously with a passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag, and released. Coordinates of each capture location were recorded. After mining began and spoil piles were established adjacent to the field, re-trapping was conducted. Upon capture each pocket gopher was scanned for a PIT tag and newly caught animals were tagged. Location coordinates were recorded to determine movement between capture sites. Of the 58 gophers captured and tagged, 9 individuals were recaptured. Pocket gophers did not appear to move away from mining activity, so they might have been adversely affected. However, the number of individuals in the population remained constant during the study, indicating there was no population effect. During January and February 2001, all remaining non-mined and reclaimed lands within the mine were surveyed for pocket gopher activity (mounds). Activity was found on non-mined land adjacent to reclaimed land but no activity was found on reclaimed land. Pocket gopher populations did not reestablish on reclaimed lands because of the removal of sandy soils and subsequent replacement with hard, loamy soils. If pocket gophers are desired on reclaimed lands, then it would be important to retain areas of topsoil containing at least 80% sand.

Gutierrez, Paula B

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

A Comparison among Strategies for Interpolating Maximum and Minimum Daily Air Temperatures. Part I: The Selection of “Guiding” Topographic and Land Cover Variables  

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This paper explores the derivation and selection of a comprehensive set of continuous topographic and land cover–related variables to guide the interpolation of daily maximum and minimum temperatures over England and Wales, for an entire annual ...

Claire H. Jarvis; Neil Stuart

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Ecosystem Feedbacks to Climate Change in California: Development, Testing, and Analysis Using a Coupled Regional Atmosphere and Land Surface Model (WRF3–CLM3.5)  

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A regional atmosphere model [Weather Research and Forecasting model version 3 (WRF3)] and a land surface model [Community Land Model, version 3.5 (CLM3.5)] were coupled to study the interactions between the atmosphere and possible future ...

Z. M. Subin; W. J. Riley; J. Jin; D. S. Christianson; M. S. Torn; L. M. Kueppers

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Noah-GEM and Land Data Assimilation System (LDAS) based downscaling of global reanalysis surface fields: Evaluations using observations from a CarboEurope agricultural site  

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This study provides the first assessment of the Noah and Noah-GEM (photosynthesis-based Gas exchange Evapotranspiration Model) land surface model using observations from the Avignon, France CarboEurope agricultural site during 2006 and 2007. Noah and ... Keywords: CarboEurope, Fluxnet, Land Data Assimilation System, Latent heat flux, Noah, Noah-GEM

Umarporn Charusombat; Dev Niyogi; SéBastien Garrigues; Albert Olioso; Olivier Marloie; Michael Barlage; Fei Chen; Michael Ek; Xuemei Wang; Zhiyong Wu

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of Surface Flux Simulations to Hydrologic Parameters Based on an Uncertainty Quantification Framework Applied to the Community Land Model  

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Uncertainties in hydrologic parameters could have significant impacts on the simulated water and energy fluxes and land surface states, which will in turn affect atmospheric processes and the carbon cycle. Quantifying such uncertainties is an important step toward better understanding and quantification of uncertainty of integrated earth system models. In this paper, we introduce an uncertainty quantification (UQ) framework to analyze sensitivity of simulated surface fluxes to selected hydrologic parameters in the Community Land Model (CLM4) through forward modeling. Thirteen flux tower footprints spanning a wide range of climate and site conditions were selected to perform sensitivity analyses by perturbing the parameters identified. In the UQ framework, prior information about the parameters was used to quantify the input uncertainty using the Minimum-Relative-Entropy approach. The quasi-Monte Carlo approach was applied to generate samples of parameters on the basis of the prior pdfs. Simulations corresponding to sampled parameter sets were used to generate response curves and response surfaces and statistical tests were used to rank the significance of the parameters for output responses including latent (LH) and sensible heat (SH) fluxes. Overall, the CLM4 simulated LH and SH show the largest sensitivity to subsurface runoff generation parameters. However, study sites with deep root vegetation are also affected by surface runoff parameters, while sites with shallow root zones are also sensitive to the vadose zone soil water parameters. Generally, sites with finer soil texture and shallower rooting systems tend to have larger sensitivity of outputs to the parameters. Our results suggest the necessity of and possible ways for parameter inversion/calibration using available measurements of latent/sensible heat fluxes to obtain the optimal parameter set for CLM4. This study also provided guidance on reduction of parameter set dimensionality and parameter calibration framework design for CLM4 and other land surface models under different hydrologic and climatic regimes.

Hou, Zhangshuan; Huang, Maoyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Lin, Guang; Ricciuto, Daniel M.

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

382

A Synthesis of Antarctic Temperatures  

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Monthly surface air temperatures from land surface stations, automatic weather stations, and ship/buoy observations from the high-latitude Southern Hemisphere are synthesized into gridded analyses at a resolution appropriate for applications ...

William L. Chapman; John E. Walsh

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

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

384

Investigation of the Sensitivity of Water Cycle Components Simulated by the Canadian Regional Climate Model to the Land Surface Parameterization, the Lateral Boundary Data, and the Internal Variability  

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This study investigates the sensitivity of components of the hydrological cycle simulated by the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM) to lateral boundary forcing, the complexity of the land surface scheme (LSS), and the internal variability ...

Biljana Music; Daniel Caya

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

A Revised Land Surface Parameterization (SiB2) for GCMS. Part III: The Greening of the Colorado State University General Circulation Model  

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SiB2, the second-generation land-surface parameterization developed by Sellers et al., has been incorporated into the Colorado State University general circulation model and tested in multidecade simulation. The control run uses a “bucket” ...

D.A. Randall; D.A. Dazlich; C. Zhang; A.S. Denning; P.J. Sellers; C.J. Tucker; L. Bounoua; J.A. Berry; G.J. Collatz; C.B. Field; S.O. Los; C.O. Justice; I. Fung

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

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

387

Validation of the Coupled NCEP Mesoscale Spectral Model and an Advanced Land Surface Model over the Hawaiian Islands. Part II: A High Wind Event  

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A high wind event (14–15 February 2001) over the Hawaiian Islands associated with a cold front is simulated using the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Mesoscale Spectral Model (MSM) coupled with an advanced land surface model (...

Yongxin Zhang; Yi-Leng Chen; Kevin Kodama

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

An Evaluation of Two Models for Estimation of the Roughness Height for Heat Transfer between the Land Surface and the Atmosphere  

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Roughness height for heat transfer is a crucial parameter in estimation of heat transfer between the land surface and the atmosphere. Although many empirical formulations have been proposed over the past few decades, the uncertainties associated ...

Z. Su; T. Schmugge; W. P. Kustas; W. J. Massman

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Atmosphere–Land Surface Interactions over the Southern Great Plains: Characterization from Pentad Analysis of DOE ARM Field Observations and NARR  

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The Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site data are analyzed to provide insight into atmosphere–land surface interactions generating summertime precipitation variability. Pentad-...

Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas; Sumant Nigam

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

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

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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

391

Estimating Land Surface Energy Budgets From Space: Review and Current Efforts at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and USDA–ARS  

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Since the advent of the meteorological satellite, a large research effort within the community of earth scientists has been directed at assessing the components of the land surface energy balance from space. The development of these techniques ...

George R. Diak; John R. Mecikalski; Martha C. Anderson; John M. Norman; William P. Kustas; Ryan D. Torn; Rebecca L. DeWolf

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Investigating the Ability of a Land Surface Model to Simulate Streamflow with the Accuracy of Hydrological Models: A Case Study Using MOPEX Materials  

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In the Model Parameter Estimation Experiment (MOPEX) project, after calibration of model parameters, complex rainfall–runoff hydrological models (HMs) simulated streamflow better than land surface models (LSMs), including the Soil–Water–...

Olga N. Nasonova; Yeugeniy M. Gusev; Yeugeniy E. Kovalev

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

A long-term hydrologically based data set of land surface fluxes and states for the conterminous U.S.: Update and extensions  

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We describe a publicly available, long-term (1915 – 2011), hydrologically consistent data set for the conterminous United States, intended to aid in studies of water and energy exchanges at the land surface. These data are gridded at a spatial ...

Ben Livneh; Eric A. Rosenberg; Chiyu Lin; Bart Nijssen; Vimal Mishra; Kostas M. Andreadis; Edwin P. Maurer; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

394

The Magnificent Seven: Magnetic fields and surface temperature distributions  

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

F. Haberl

2006-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

395

Improving Predictions of Water and Heat Fluxes by Assimilating MODIS Land Surface Temperature Products into the Common Land Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Four data assimilation scheme combinations derived from two strategies and two optimization algorithms [the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) and the shuffled complex evolution method developed at The University of Arizona (SCE-UA)] are developed ...

Tongren Xu; Shaomin Liu; Shunlin Liang; Jun Qin

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

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

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

David M. Legler

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

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

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

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

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

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

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

Cort J. Willmott; David R. Legates

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

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

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

Charles C. Walton

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Neville Nicholls

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

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

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

Robert Vautard; Guy Plaut; Risheng Wang; Gilbert Brunet

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

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

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

XiaoJing Jia; Hai Lin; Xia Yao

403

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

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

Xiaojing Jia; Hai Lin

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

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

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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

405

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

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

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

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Albedo estimates for land surface models and support for a new paradigm based on foliage nitrogen concentration  

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Vegetation albedo is a critical component of the Earth s climate system, yet efforts to evaluate and improve albedo parameterizations in climate models have lagged relative to other aspects of model development. Here, we calculated growing season albedos for deciduous and evergreen forests, crops, and grasslands based on over 40 site-years of data from the AmeriFlux network and compared them with estimates presently used in the land surface formulations of a variety of climate models. Generally, the albedo estimates used in land surface models agreed well with this data compilation. However, a variety of models using fixed seasonal estimates of albedo overestimated the growing season albedo of northerly evergreen trees. In contrast, climatemodels that rely on a common two-stream albedo submodel provided accurate predictions of boreal needle-leaf evergreen albedo but overestimated grassland albedos. Inverse analysis showed that parameters of the two-stream model were highly correlated. Consistent with recent observations based on remotely sensed albedo, the AmeriFlux dataset demonstrated a tight linear relationship between canopy albedo and foliage nitrogen concentration (for forest vegetation: albedo 50.0110.071%N, r250.91; forests, grassland, and maize: albedo50.0210.067%N, r250.80). However, this relationship saturated at the higher nitrogen concentrations displayed by soybean foliage. We developed similar relationships between a foliar parameter used in the two-stream albedo model and foliage nitrogen concentration. These nitrogen-based relationships can serve as the basis for a new approach to land surface albedo modeling that simplifies albedo estimation while providing a link to other important ecosystem processes.

Hollinger, D. [USDA Forest Service; Ollinger, S. V. [University of Hew Hampshire; Richardson, A. D. [University of Hew Hampshire; Martin, M. E. [University of New Hampshire; Meyers, T. P. [NOAA ATDD; Dail, D. B. [University of Maine; Scott, N. A. [Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada; Arkebauer, T. J. [University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Baldocchi, D. D. [University of California, Berkeley; Clark, K. L. [USDA Forest Service; Curtis, Peter [Ohio State University, The, Columbus; Davis, K. J. [Pennsylvania State University; Desai, Desai Ankur R. [University of Wisconsin, Madison; Dragoni, Danilo [Indiana University; Goulden, M. L. [University of California, Irvine; Gu, Lianhong [ORNL; Katul, G. G. [Duke University; Pallardy, Stephen G. [University of Missouri; Pawu, K. T. [University of California, Davis; Schmid, H. P. [IFU, FZK IMK, Institute of Meteorology & Climate, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany; Stoy, P. C. [University of Edinburgh; Suyker, A. E. [University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Verma, Shashi [University of Nebraska

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling land-surface/atmosphere dynamics for CHAMMP. Progress report, August 1, 1992--31 July 1993  

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Project progress is described on a DOE CHAMP project to model the land-surface/atmosphere coupling in a heterogeneous environment. This work is a collaboration between scientists at Iowa State University and the University of New Hampshire. Work has proceeded in two areas: baseline model coupling and data base development for model validation. The core model elements (land model, atmosphere model) have been ported to the Principal Investigator`s computing system and baseline coupling has commenced. The initial target data base is the set of observations from the FIFE field campaign, which is in the process of being acquired. For the remainder of the project period, additional data from the region surrounding the FIFE site and from other field campaigns will be acquired to determine how to best extrapolate results from the initial target region to the rest of the globe. In addition, variants of the coupled model will be used to perform experiments examining resolution requirements and coupling strategies for land-atmosphere coupling in a heterogeneous environment.

Gutowski, W.J. Jr.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Estimation of the Surface Water Budget of the La Plata Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) land surface hydrology model forced by gridded observed precipitation and temperature for the period 1979–99 is used to simulate the land surface water balance of the La Plata basin (LPB). The modeled ...

Fengge Su; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Weather Noise Forcing of Surface Climate Variability  

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A model-based method to evaluate the role of weather noise forcing of low-frequency variability of surface properties, including SST, surface currents, land surface temperature, and soil moisture, is presented. In this procedure, an “interactive ...

Edwin K. Schneider; Meizhu Fan

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

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

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

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

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

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

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

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

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Coverage Dependent Charge Reduction of Cationic Gold Clusters on Surfaces Prepared Using Soft Landing of Mass-selected Ions  

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The ionic charge state of monodisperse cationic gold clusters on surfaces may be controlled by selecting the coverage of mass-selected ions soft landed onto a substrate. Polydisperse diphosphine-capped gold clusters were synthesized in solution by reduction of chloro(triphenylphosphine)gold(I) with borane tert-butylamine in the presence of 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane. The polydisperse gold clusters were introduced into the gas phase by electrospray ionization and mass selection was employed to select a multiply charged cationic cluster species (Au11L53+, m/z = 1409, L = 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane) which was delivered to the surfaces of four different self-assembled monolayers on gold (SAMs) at coverages of 1011 and 1012 clusters/mm2. Employing the spatial profiling capabilities of in-situ time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) it is shown that, in addition to the chemical functionality of the monolayer (as demonstrated previously: ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 573) the coverage of cationic gold clusters on the surface may be used to control the distribution of ionic charge states of the soft-landed multiply charged clusters. In the case of a 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecanethiol SAM (FSAM) almost complete retention of charge by the deposited Au11L53+ clusters was observed at a lower coverage of 1011 clusters/mm2. In contrast, at a higher coverage of 1012 clusters/mm2, pronounced reduction of charge to Au11L52+ and Au11L5+ was observed on the FSAM. When soft landed onto 16- and 11-mercaptohexadecanoic acid surfaces on gold (16,11-COOH-SAMs), the mass-selected Au11L53+ clusters exhibited partial reduction of charge to Au11L52+ at lower coverage and additional reduction of charge to both Au11L52+ and Au11L5+ at higher coverage. The reduction of charge was found to be more pronounced on the surface of the shorter (thinner) C11 than the longer (thicker) C16-COOH-SAM. On the surface of the 1-dodecanethiol (HSAM) monolayer, the most abundant charge state was found to be Au11L52+ at lower coverage and Au11L5+ at higher coverage, respectively. A coverage-dependent electron tunneling mechanism is proposed to account for the observed reduction of charge of mass-selected multiply charged gold clusters soft landed on SAMs. The results demonstrate that one of the critical parameters that influence the chemical and physical properties of supported metal clusters, ionic charge state, may be controlled by selecting the coverage of charged species soft landed onto surfaces.

Johnson, Grant E.; Priest, Thomas A.; Laskin, Julia

2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

414

Estimating Spatial Variability in Atmospheric Properties over Remotely Sensed Land Surface Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the spatial relationships between surface fluxes and near-surface atmospheric properties (AP), and the potential errors in flux estimation due to homogeneous atmospheric inputs over heterogeneous landscapes. A large-eddy ...

Giacomo Bertoldi; William P. Kustas; John D. Albertson

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

The Representation of Arctic Soils in the Land Surface Model: The Importance of Mosses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mosses dominate the surface cover in high northern latitudes and have the potential to play a key role in modifying the thermal and hydrologic regime of Arctic soils. These modifications in turn feed back to influence surface energy exchanges and ...

Jason Beringer; Amanda H. Lynch; F. Stuart Chapin III; Michelle Mack; Gordon B. Bonan

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Performance Assessment of a New Stationarity-based Parameter Estimation Method with a Simplified Land Surface Model Using In-situ and Remotely Sensed Surface States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We evaluate the performance of a new stationarity-based method for parameter estimation of a simple coupled water and energy balance model using in-situ and remotely sensed surface soil moisture (from AMSR-E) and surface temperature (from a ...

Jian Sun; Guido D. Salvucci

417

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Yinghui Liu; Jeffrey R. Key; Xuanji Wang

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

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

419

Comparison of avian species diversity and densities on non-mined and reclaimed surface-mined land in east-central Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Surface mining often changes the native landscape and vegetation of an area. Reclamation is used to counter this change, with the goal of restoring the land to its original pre-mined state. The process of reclamation creates early successional-stage lands, such as grasslands, shrublands, and wetlands, attracting new plant and animal species to the area. I compared avian species density (number of individuals/ha), diversity (H'), and richness (number of species/ha) on reclaimed and non-mined lands at TXU's Big Brown Mine in Fairfield, Texas. I also compared my results to those of a previous study conducted 25 years earlier. Avian counts were conducted using a fixedradius point-count method on 240 points placed in four different vegetation types and in four land-age groups (time since being reclaimed). Vegetation was measured both locally, and at a landscape level. Overall bird species density did not exhibit a clear relationship on non-mined versus reclaimed land. Overall bird species diversity was greater on non-mined lands, whereas overall species richness was greater on reclaimed lands. My results demonstrated a lower mean/point bird density and higher mean/point bird diversity than were found 25 years earlier. Different nesting guilds occurred on the reclaimed lands than occurred on the non-mined lands. Results suggested different species were attracted to the several successional stages of reclaimed lands over the nonmined lands, which consisted of climax vegetation. The different successional stages of reclaimed lands increased overall diversity and richness of the landscape as a whole. Five bird species of conservation concern were observed in the study, all of which occurred on reclaimed land. Four of the five species primarily occurred on reclaimed lands. Future land management should include conserving different successional-stage lands to increase overall biotic diversity and richness of mined land, preserving reclaimed habitat for species of concern, and educating future private landowners on the importance of maintaining vegetative and bird species diversity.

Wenzel, Dawn Nicole

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Features of the Michigan Land Breeze Using PAM II Temperature Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the period 16–20 December 1983, the northern United States was enduring a record-breaking cold air outbreak. The cold air brought temperatures as low as ?40°C to some areas while bringing considerable lake-effect snows to locations in the ...

Louis Michael Schoenberger

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Hemispheric and Large-Scale Surface Air Temperature Variations: An Extensive Revision and an Update to 2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study is an extensive revision of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) land station temperature database that is used to produce a gridbox dataset of 5° latitude × 5° longitude temperature anomalies. The new database comprises 5159 station ...

P. D. Jones; A. Moberg

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

An Approach for the Representation of Surface Heterogeneity in Land Surface Models. Part II: Validation and Sensitivity Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses a series of sensitivity experiments aimed at testing the surface heterogeneity representation proposed in the companion paper by Giorgi. When driven by observed climatic forcings at three locations and run in point mode, the ...

Filippo Giorgi

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Diagnosing the Nature of Land–Atmosphere Coupling: A Case Study of Dry/Wet Extremes in the U.S. Southern Great Plains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land–atmosphere (L–A) interactions play a critical role in determining the diurnal evolution of land surface and planetary boundary layer (PBL) temperature and moisture states and fluxes. In turn, these interactions regulate the strength of the ...

Joseph A. Santanello Jr.; Christa D. Peters-Lidard; Aaron Kennedy; Sujay V. Kumar

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Estimation of Land Surface Heat Fluxes over the Tibetan Plateau Using GMS Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Surface Energy Balance System (SEBS) originally developed for the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer was applied to Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (GMS)-5 Visible/Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer data that were supplemented with ...

Yuichiro Oku; Hirohiko Ishikawa; Zhongbo Su

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

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

427

An Analytical Hydrological Model for the Study of Scaling Issues in Land Surface Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Besides the atmospheric forcing such as solar radiation input and precipitation, the heterogeneity of the surface cover also plays an important role, especially in the distribution characteristics of the latent heat flux (LE). In this study, ...

Diandong Ren; Ann Henderson-Sellers

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

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

429

A Physically Based Runoff Routing Model for Land Surface and Earth System Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new physically based runoff routing model, called the Model for Scale Adaptive River Transport (MOSART), has been developed to be applicable across local, regional, and global scales. Within each spatial unit, surface runoff is first routed ...

Hongyi Li; Mark S. Wigmosta; Huan Wu; Maoyi Huang; Yinghai Ke; André M. Coleman; L. Ruby Leung

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Retrieving Winds in the Surface Layer over Land Using an Airborne Doppler Lidar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Airborne Doppler wind lidars are increasingly being used to measure winds in the lower atmosphere at higher spatial resolution than ever before. However, wind retrieval in the range gates closest to the earth’s surface remains problematic. When a ...

K. S. Godwin; S. F. J. De Wekker; G. D. Emmitt

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Rebound in Atmospheric Predictability and the Role of the Land Surface  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Total predictability within a chaotic system like the earth’s climate cannot increase over time. However, it can be transferred between subsystems. Predictability of air temperature and precipitation in numerical model forecasts over North America ...

Zhichang Guo; Paul A. Dirmeyer; Timothy DelSole; Randal D. Koster

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Diurnal and seasonal variations of wind farm impacts on land surface temperature over western Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

industry has installed a total of 46,919 megawatts (MW) of capac- ity, making it second in the world behind, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA e energy is among the world's fastest growing sources of energy. Through the end of 2011, the US wind

Zhou, Liming

433

Implementation of GOES-based land surface temperature diurnal cycle D. SUN*{ and R. T. PINKER{  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle, Washington, DC, 17­21 June 1996, pp. 284­285 (Washington, DC: International GEWEX Office). 3984 Implementation of GOES-based LSTD to AVHRR. In this paper we use a new split-window LST algorithm based on radiative transfer calculations, as well

Sun, Donglian

434

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Daniel R. Cayan; Arthur V. Douglas

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

POST-SHOCK TEMPERATURE AND FREE SURFACE VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS OF BASALT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Stewart, Sarah T.

436

Surface Temperature Patterns Associated with the Southern Oscillation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Michael S. Halpert; Chester F. Ropelewski

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors present the simulation of the tropical Pacific surface wind variability by a low-resolution (R15 horizontal resolution and 18 vertical levels) version of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Maryland, general circulation ...

B. N. Goswami; V. Krishnamurthy; N. H. Saji

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Observations of the ABL Structures over a Heterogeneous Land Surface during IHOP_2002  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study analyzes data collected by aircraft and surface flux sites over a 60-km north–south-oriented aircraft track for five fair-weather days during the International H2O Project (IHOP_2002) to investigate the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) ...

Song-Lak Kang; Kenneth J. Davis; Margaret LeMone

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

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

440

Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures Using Linear Inverse Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Cécile Penland; Ludmila Matrosova

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

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

442

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

443

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

444

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

445

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Yves Delage

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

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

447

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

David T. Myrick; John D. Horel

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Urbanization Effects on Observed Surface Air Temperature Trends in North China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

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

451

Trends and Variations in South Pacific Island and Ocean Surface Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

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

453

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

454

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

456

Modelling of rail surface temperatures: a preliminary study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

457

Oxide modified air electrode surface for high temperature electrochemical cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

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

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Prediction of Monthly-Mean Temperature: The Roles of Atmospheric and Land Initial Conditions and Sea Surface Temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using the retrospective forecasts from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) coupled atmosphere–ocean Climate Forecast System (CFS) and the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP) simulations from its uncoupled ...

Mingyue Chen; Wanqiu Wang; Arun Kumar

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

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

460

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

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461

Surface-Layer Similarity of the Temperature Structure Parameter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Reginald J. Hill; Gerard R. Ochs

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Variability of Surface Air Temperature over Gently Sloped Terrain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Infrared Thermography Measurements of Window Thermal Test Specimen Surface Temperatures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

464

Coupling an Advanced Land Surface–Hydrology Model with the Penn State–NCAR MM5 Modeling System. Part II: Preliminary Model Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A number of short-term numerical experiments conducted by the Penn State–NCAR fifth-generation Mesoscale Model (MM5) coupled with an advanced land surface model, alongside the simulations coupled with a simple slab model, are verified with ...

Fei Chen; Jimy Dudhia

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

The Impact of the Land Surface Physics in the Operational NCEP Eta Model on Simulating the Diurnal Cycle: Evaluation and Testing Using Oklahoma Mesonet Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 31 January 1996, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/Environmental Modeling Center (NCEP/EMC) implemented a state-of-the-art land surface parameterization in the operational Eta Model. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and ...

Curtis H. Marshall; Kenneth C. Crawford; Kenneth E. Mitchell; David J. Stensrud

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

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

467

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Frederick Sanders

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Solar Cycles in 150 Years of Global Sea Surface Temperature Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Jiansong Zhou; Ka-Kit Tung

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Katharina Lengfeld; Felix Ament

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

R. G. Graversen

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

A Cooperative Atmosphere–Surface Exchange Study (CASES) Dataset for Analyzing and Parameterizing the Effects of Land Surface Heterogeneity on Area-Averaged Surface Heat Fluxes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A multiscale dataset that includes atmospheric, surface, and subsurface observations obtained from an observation network covering a region that has a scale order comparable to mesoscale and general circulation models is described and analyzed. ...

David N. Yates; Fei Chen; Margaret A. LeMone; Russell Qualls; Steven P. Oncley; Robert L. Grossman; Edward A. Brandes

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

P. Martano

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

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

475

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

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

Poulsen, Peter

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

476

Finite-temperature Casimir force between perfectly metallic corrugated surfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Trends in Land Evapotranspiration over Canada for the Period 1960–2000 Based on In Situ Climate Observations and a Land Surface Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An assessment of annual trends in actual evapotranspiration (AET) and associated meteorological inputs is performed at 101 locations across Canada with available long-term hourly surface climate observations to determine if AET in Canada is ...

Richard Fernandes; Vladimir Korolevych; Shusen Wang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

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

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

Valev, Dimitar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODIS Land Products Subsets  

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MODIS ASCII Subset Products - FTP Access MODIS ASCII Subset Products - FTP Access All of the MODIS ASCII Subsets are available from the ORNL DAAC's ftp site. The directory structure of the ftp site is based on the abbreviated names for the MODIS Products. Terra MODIS products are abbreviated "MOD", Aqua MODIS products are abbreviated "MYD" and combined Terra and Aqua MODIS products are abbreviated "MCD". The abbreviated names also include the version number (also known as collection). For specific products, please refer to the following table: Product Acronym Spatial Resolution Temporal Frequency Terra V005 SIN Aqua V005 SIN Terra/Aqua Combined V005 SIN Surface Reflectance SREF 500 m 8 day composites MOD09A1 MYD09A1 ---------- Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity TEMP 1 km 8 day composites MOD11A2 MYD11A2 ----------

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Variation and Trends of Landscape Dynamics, Land Surface Phenology and Net Primary Production of the Appalachian Mountains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The gradients of the Appalachian Mountains in elevations and latitudes provide a unique regional perspective of landscape variations in the eastern United States and a section of the southeastern Canada. This study reveals patterns and trends of landscape dynamics, land surface phenology and ecosystem production along the Appalachian Mountains using time series data from Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) and AVHRR Global Production Efficiency Model (GloPEM) datasets. We analyzed the spatial and temporal patterns of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), length of growing season (LOS) and net primary production (NPP) of selected ecoregions along the Appalachian Mountains regions. We compared the results out of the Appalachian Mountains regions in different spatial contexts including the North America and the Appalachian Trail corridor area. To reveal latitudinal variations we analyzed data and compared the results between 30°N-40°N and 40°N-50°N latitudes. The result revealed significant decreases in annual peak NDVI in the Appalachian Mountains regions. The trend for the Appalachian Mountains regions was -0.0018 (R2=0.55, P<0.0001) NDVI unit decrease per year during 25 years between 1982 and 2006. The LOS had prolonged 0.3 day yr-1 during 25 years over the Appalachian Mountains regions. The NPP increased by 2.68 gC m-2yr-2 in Appalachian Mountains regions from 1981 to 2000. The comparison with the North America reveals the effects of topography and ecosystem compositions of the Appalachian Mountains. The comparison with the Appalachian Trail corridor area provides a regional mega-transect view of the measured variables.

Wang, Yeqiao; Zhao, Jianjun; Zhou, Yuyu; Zhang, Hongyan

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

482

Recent Trends of Minimum and Maximum Surface Temperatures over Eastern Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

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

485

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

486

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

487

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

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

489

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

490

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

491

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

492

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

J. Shao; P. J. Lister

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

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

494

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

495

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

496

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

497

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

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

499

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

500

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