The Pirata Program : history, accomplishments, and future directions
McPhaden, Michael J.
Busalacchi, Antonio J.
Moura, Antonio D.
MetadataShow full item record
The Pilot Research Moored Array in the tropical Atlantic (PIRATA) was developed as a multinational observation network to improve our knowledge and understanding of ocean–atmosphere variability in the tropical Atlantic. PIRATA was motivated by fundamental scientific issues and by societal needs for improved prediction of climate variability and its impact on the economies of West Africa, northeastern Brazil, the West Indies, and the United States. In this paper the implementation of this network is described, noteworthy accomplishments are highlighted, and the future of PIRATA in the framework of a sustainable tropical Atlantic observing system is discussed. We demonstrate that PIRATA has advanced beyond a “Pilot” program and, as such, we have redefined the PIRATA acronym to be “Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic.”
Author Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2008. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 89 (2008): 1111–1125, doi:10.1175/2008BAMS2462.1.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
A simple mechanism for the climatological midsummer drought along the Pacific coast of Central America Karnauskas, Kristopher B.; Seager, Richard; Giannini, A.; Busalacchi, Antonio J. (Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, UNAM, 2013-04)The global distribution, seasonal evolution, and underlying mechanisms for the climatological midsummer drought (MSD) are investigated using a suite of relatively high spatial and temporal resolution station observations ...
The United States' next generation of atmospheric composition and coastal ecosystem measurements : NASA's Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) Mission Fishman, J.; Iraci, L. T.; Al-Saadi, J.; Chance, K.; Chavez, Francisco P.; Chin, M.; Coble, Paula G.; Davis, Curtiss O.; DiGiacomo, P. M.; Edwards, D.; Eldering, A.; Goes, J. I.; Herman, J.; Hu, Chuanmin; Jacob, Daniel J.; Jordan, C.; Kawa, S. Randolph; Key, R.; Liu, X.; Lohrenz, Steven E.; Mannino, Antonio; Natraj, V.; Neil, D.; Neu, J.; Newchurch, M. J.; Pickering, K.; Salisbury, Joseph E.; Sosik, Heidi M.; Subramaniam, A.; Tzortziou, M.; Wang, J.; Wang, M. (American Meteorological Society, 2012-10)The Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE) mission was recommended by the National Research Council's (NRC's) Earth Science Decadal Survey to measure tropospheric trace gases and aerosols and coastal ...
Signorini, Sergio R.; Mannino, Antonio; Najjar, Raymond G.; Friedrichs, Marjorie A. M.; Cai, Wei-Jun; Salisbury, Joseph E.; Wang, Zhaohui Aleck; Thomas, Helmuth; Shadwick, Elizabeth H. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-10-16)Underway and in situ observations of surface ocean pCO2, combined with satellite data, were used to develop pCO2 regional algorithms to analyze the seasonal and interannual variability of surface ocean pCO2 and sea-air CO2 ...