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Sensitive study of the climatological SST by using ATSR global SST data sets
Author(s): Yong Xue; Sean P. Lawrence; David T. Llewellyn-Jones
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Paper Abstract

Climatological sea surface temperature (SST) is an initial step for global climate processing monitoring. A comparison has been made by using Oberhuber's SST data set and two years monthly averaged SST from ATSR thermal band data to force the OGCM. In the eastern Pacific Ocean, these make only a small difference to model SST. In the western Pacific Ocean, the use of Oberhuber's data set gives higher climatological SST than that using ATSR data. The SSTs were also simulated for 1992 using climatological SSTs from two years monthly averaged ATSR data and Oberhuber data. The forcing with SST from ATSR data was found to give better SST simulation than that from Oberhuber's data. Our study has confirmed that ATSR can provide accurate monthly averaged global SST for global climate processing monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2586, Global Process Monitoring and Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice, (18 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228630
Show Author Affiliations
Yong Xue, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Sean P. Lawrence, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
David T. Llewellyn-Jones, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2586:
Global Process Monitoring and Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice
Donald W. Deering; Preben Gudmandsen, Editor(s)

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