Collaborative Research 

Atlantic Air-Sea fluxes from satellites, their variability and analysis of ocean models
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland, College Park

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The objective of this project is to evaluate, as accurately as possible, the total surface momentum, energy and mass budgets over the  tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean, and determine uncertainties. Focus of the project: Development of satellite-based estimates of surface heat flux components in the Atlantic Ocean for a period for which all flux components are available and develop a merging strategy initially, for a three year period; set the stage for an extension to ten years; use most recent and improved observations to assess accuracies in the longer term time series; assess the impact of aerosols on radiative fluxes over the Atlantic Ocean

Mean difference between latent heat flux and sensible heat flux during 1996-2005 (units Wm-2) as available from the Institut Francais de Recherche Pour I'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for: (a) latent heat flux in January (b) sensible heat flux in January (c) latent heat flux in July (d) sensible heat flux in July

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 Chuan Li
Last Modified on 2014-03-04