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Global heating distributions for January 1979 calculated from GLA assimilated and simulated model-based datasetsThis study surveys the large-scale distribution of heating for January 1979 obtained from five sources of information. Through intercomparison of these distributions, with emphasis on satellite-derived information, an investigation is conducted into the global distribution of atmospheric heating and the impact of observations on the diagnostic estimates of heating derived from assimilated datasets. The results indicate a substantial impact of satellite information on diagnostic estimates of heating in regions where there is a scarcity of conventional observations. The addition of satellite data provides information on the atmosphere's temperature and wind structure that is important for estimation of the global distribution of heating and energy exchange.
Document ID
19910050788
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Schaack, Todd K. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Lenzen, Allen J. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Johnson, Donald R. (Wisconsin, University Madison, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Climate
Volume: 4
ISSN: 0894-8755
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-81
Distribution Limits
Public
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