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dc.contributor.authorColbo, Keir  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWeller, Robert A.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-26T13:40:50Z
dc.date.available2010-10-26T13:40:50Z
dc.date.issued2009-09
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 26 (2009): 1867-1890en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3989
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2009. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 26 (2009): 1867-1890, doi:10.1175/2009JTECHO667.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe accuracies of the meteorological sensors (air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, near-surface temperature, longwave and shortwave radiation, and wind speed and direction) that compose the Improved Meteorological (IMET) system used on buoys at long-term ocean time series sites known as ocean reference stations (ORS) are analyzed to determine their absolute error characteristics. The predicted errors are compared to in situ measurement discrepancies and other observations (direct flux shipboard sensors) to confirm the predictions. The meteorological errors are then propagated through bulk flux formulas and the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Response Experiment (COARE) algorithm to give predicted errors for the heat flux components, the freshwater flux, and the momentum flux. Absolute errors are presented for three frequency bands [instantaneous (1-min sampling), diurnal, and annual]. The absolute uncertainty in the annually averaged net heat flux is found to be 8 W m−2 for conditions similar to the current ORS deployments in the subtropics.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport for the buoy deployments and the analysis from the NOAA Climate Observation Program is greatly appreciated (Grants NA17RJ1223 and NA17RJ1224).en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1175/2009JTECHO667.1
dc.subjectSensorsen_US
dc.subjectSubtropicsen_US
dc.subjectSurface observationsen_US
dc.subjectSea surface temperatureen_US
dc.titleAccuracy of the IMET sensor package in the subtropicsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/2009JTECHO667.1


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