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Monthly atmospheric and oceanographic surface fields for the western North Atlantic : December, 1986-April, 1989

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dc.contributor.author Caruso, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Singh, Sandipa
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Kathryn A.
dc.contributor.author Qiu, Bo
dc.coverage.spatial Western North Atlantic
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-27T21:40:39Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-27T21:40:39Z
dc.date.issued 1995-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/480
dc.description.abstract Monthly atmospheric and oceanographic variables for the western North Atlantic Ocean from various sources are presented as contour or vector maps. These fields were assembled for a study of the upper ocean heat budget. Atmospheric fields include the net surface heat fluxes and wind stress derived from the lOOO mb winds from the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF). Oceanographic fields include the sea surface height from the Geosat radar altimeter and sea surface temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). An additional estimate of net surface heat flux is shown; this estimate was derived by assimilating winds, currents and ocean temperatures into a mixed layer model. The maps show a complex interplay of fluctuations in the winds and heat fluxes, and in the structure and temperature gradients of the Gulf Stream system. Some comments are offered on a comparison of the two heat flux estimates. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Contract No. NA16RC0468-01 and by the National Aeronautic Space Administration under Contract No. NAGW-1666. en
dc.format.extent 10012095 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-95-05 en
dc.subject Heat flux en
dc.subject Sea surface height en
dc.subject Wind stress en
dc.title Monthly atmospheric and oceanographic surface fields for the western North Atlantic : December, 1986-April, 1989 en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/480


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