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study of horizontal sea surface temperature variability

William Aubrey Butler

study of horizontal sea surface temperature variability

by William Aubrey Butler

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  • Ocean temperature.

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    Statementby William Aubrey Butler.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination65 leaves :
    Number of Pages65
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    Open LibraryOL14216254M

    By 20th-century standards, the Central Pacific trade winds that drive the El Nino–Southern Oscillation feedback system to instability have been unusually strong in the 21st century. The annual summer melts of Arctic sea ice are up to twice as large in area as in the 20th century. Arctic sea ice, upper atmospheric circulation, surface wind, and sea-surface temperature data provide evidence. Theirry Delcroix, Seasonal and interannual variability of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, –, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, /(93)H, 40, , (), ().

    vations indeed link interdecadal sea surface temperature variability to the overturning meridional circulation var-iability (Kushnir ); the variability of the horizontal wind-driven circulation plays a role in observed vari-ability on time scales of about a year and longer (Dijk-stra ). There have been numerous studies of the separate. The goal of this study is to provide a better understanding of the trends and dominant oscillations characterizing the co‐variability between global sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies and daily extreme rainfall in three leading modes explain % of the co‐variability, while the two leading modes explain more than 66% of.

      Temperature Distribution of Oceans The study of the temperature of the oceans is important for determining the movement of large volumes of water (vertical and horizontal ocean currents), type and distribution of marine organisms at various depths of oceans, climate of coastal lands, etc. Source of Heat in Oceans The sun is the principal source of energy (Insolation). ANRVMA ARI 13 November Sea Surface Temperature Variability: Patterns and Mechanisms Clara Deser,1 Michael A. Alexander,2 Shang-Ping Xie,3 and Adam S. Phillips1 1Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado ; email: [email protected], [email protected]


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Study of horizontal sea surface temperature variability by William Aubrey Butler Download PDF EPUB FB2

Map of the eastern, tropical North Atlantic with the route of the Meteor from 13 to 15 September (black line). The sea surface temperatures of 14 September are shown in.

Approved for public release; distribution unlimitedThe horizontal variability of "patchiness" in sea surface temperature structure is examined on length scales between and kilometers.

A primary purpose was to test the hypothesis that atmospheric forcing is a cause of horizontal temperature variance on these length : William Aubrey Butler.

Leading empirical orthogonal function (EOF) of detrended monthly sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies over the global oceans based on the HadISST data set during –   A sea surface temperature (SST) front is widely used to identify ocean front at the surface because temperature largely represents the character of a water mass and the corresponding observations are abundant (Ullman and Cornillon, ).Cited by: 1.

The Caribbean Sea level increased rapidly by about cm in the period – This dramatic rise occurred concurrently with a step change in basin mass (freshwater equivalent) of about cm (relative to –) and an increase in surface freshwater loss of about : Hamed D.

Ibrahim, Yunfang Sun. Patterns of sea surface temperature (SST) variability on interannual and longer timescales result from a combination of atmospheric and oceanic processes. These SST anomaly patterns may be due to intrinsic modes of atmospheric circulation variability that imprint themselves upon the SST field mainly via surface energy fluxes.

Examples include SST fluctuations in the Southern Ocean associated. The temperature in the enclosed seas in low latitudes becomes higher because of the influence of surrounding land areas than the open seas e.g., the average annual temperature of surface water at the equator is °C whereas it is °C in the Red Sea and °C (94°F) in the Persian Gulf.

Hence the temperature variations in densely forested areas are lower than those in desert areas. Note: Along with these, the other factors which are responsible for the uneven horizontal distribution of temperature are winds, nature of the soil, slope and aspect of the surface, relief features, etc.

Sea Surface Temperature Variability in Hurricanes: Implications with Respect to Intensity Change JOSEPH J. CIONE NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida ERIC W. U HLHORN RSMAS/CIMAS, University of Miami, Miami, Florida (Manuscript received 21 Februaryin final form 17 January ) ABSTRACT.

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is an important factor influencing global climate (Saji et al. ; Webster et al. ; Allan et al. ; Yamagata et al. ; Saji and Yamagata ).As such, it has been intensively studied recently, but a quantitative understanding of the mechanisms that generate and maintain its sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies is still lacking.

Abstract. A weekly mean Multi-Channel Sea Surface Temperature (MCSST) data set was used to study seasonal and interannual variability of SSTs averaged over four regions of the Caspian Sea individually (Northern, Middle, and Southern Caspian, and Kara-Bogaz-Gol Bay) and SST trends during Sea surface temperature (SST) is the water temperature close to the ocean's surface.

The exact meaning of surface varies according to the measurement method used, but it is between 1 millimetre ( in) and 20 metres (70 ft) below the sea surface.

Air masses in the Earth's atmosphere are highly modified by sea surface temperatures within a short distance of the shore. Here, we provide a robust quantification of the relative contributions of anthropogenic, natural, and internally-driven decadal variability of global mean sea surface temperature.

Variability in Chlorophyll and Sea-surface Temperature Fronts in the Long Island Sound Out phyll) and sea-surface temperature (SST) fronts in the coastal zone of the gradients (e.g. Hoskins, ). The ratio of horizontal di usion to horizontal advection in the chlorophyll (or SST).

Global sea levels are rising 1 in part due to the expansion of seawater with increasing temperatures 2, the rate, or coefficient, of thermal expansion increases with. Sea surface temperature (SST) monitoring is long established, can be remotely sensed in a variety of ways, and continues to increase in both accuracy and spatial resolution.

SST data are already used to predict coral bleaching and disease events [ 12, 13 ], and thus SST has an important application for reef restoration.

The period is one of high mean sea surface temperatures (≳29°C) and frequent outbreaks of westerly winds. We infer that evaporative cooling related to wind speed variations accounts for a significant fraction of the observed sea surface temperature (SST) and upper ocean heat content variability.

In this study, a new metric, referred to as the surface flux frontogenesis metric, is proposed that quantifies the relative importance of horizontal variations in surface heat fluxes and mixed layer depth.

sphere–ocean–sea ice–land forecast system. This study focuses on the analysis of climate variability for a set of surface variables including precipitation, surface air 2-m temperature (T2m), and surface heat fluxes.

None of these quantities are assimilated directly and thus an assessment of their variability provides an independent. Therefore, it is important to understand the variability of sea surface temperatures for climate predictions.

Until now, the seasonal cycle of sea surface temperature in the tropical North. up to only ~35% of the total variance of the ASST fields of the region: a sign that our study area is very inhomogeneous as previously reported in the literature. Keywords: Complex EOF, sea surface temperature, Southwestern Atlantic Ocean, ocean variability.Time series of surface wind and upper ocean temperature and velocity, obtained from equatorial moorings along °W, are used to assess the importance of various oceanic and atmospheric processes in the variation of the mixed layer temperature for the period January to June A Study of Horizontal Sea Surface Temperature Variability by William Aubrey Butler Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy B.S.

United States Naval Academy, Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY from the NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCEOL December Author: WQ.