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TOGA COARE Satellite data summaries available on the World Wide WebSatellite data summary images and analysis plots from the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA COARE), which were initially prepared in the field at the Honiara Operations Center, are now available on the Internet via World Wide Web browsers such as Mosaic. These satellite data summaries consist of products derived from the Japanese Geosynchronous Meteorological Satellite IR data: a time-size series of the distribution of contiguous cold cloudiness areas, weekly percent high cloudiness (PHC) maps, and a five-month time-longitudinal diagram illustrating the zonal motion of large areas of cold cloudiness. The weekly PHC maps are overlaid with weekly mean 850-hPa wind calculated from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) global analysis field and can be viewed as an animation loop. These satellite summaries provide an overview of spatial and temporal variabilities of the cloud population and a large-scale context for studies concerning specific processes of various components of TOGA COARE.
Document ID
19950051099
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Chen, S. S. (University of Washington, Seattle, WA United States)
Houze, R. A., Jr. (University of Washington, Seattle, WA United States)
Mapes, B. E. (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO United States)
Brodzick, S. R. (University of Washington, Seattle, WA United States)
Yutler, S. E. (University of Washington, Seattle, WA United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: American Meteorological Society, Bulletin
Volume: 76
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0003-0007
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-2633
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-90-24431
CONTRACT_GRANT: N0014-93-1-1271
Distribution Limits
Public
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