Accession Number : ADA268436


Title :   Use of AVHRR Data to Verify a System for Forecasting Diurnal Sea Surface Temperature Variability


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS


Personal Author(s) : Hawkins, J D ; Clancy, R M ; Price, J F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268436.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Forecasts from an operational system for predicting global diurnal sea surface temperature (SST) variability are compared against multichannel sea surface temperatures calculated from advanced very high resolution radiometer data from the NOAA-9 satellite. The forecast system consists of an upper-ocean model driven by heat fluxes and wind stresses from an operational global weather prediction model. Visual pattern correlations between observed and forecast diurnal changes in SST are generally favorable, indicating that the forecast system is useful.


Descriptors :   *THERMODYNAMICS , *FORECASTING , *HIGH RESOLUTION , *SURFACES , *VARIABLES , *OCEANS , *SURFACE TEMPERATURE , *DIURNAL VARIATIONS , *HEAT FLUX , *RADIOMETERS , REPRINTS , BOUNDARIES , DEFICIENCIES , PATTERNS , MULTICHANNEL , WIND STRESS , REMOTE SYSTEMS , AMPLITUDE , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , CORRELATION , GLOBAL , REGIONS , DETECTION , WEATHER , PREDICTIONS


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics
      Thermodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE