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Variations in Upper-Level Water Vapor Transport Diagnosed from Climatological Satellite DataGOES-7 VAS measurements during the Pathfinder period (1987-88) have been analysed to reveal seasonal and interannual variations in moisture transport. Long term measurements of quality winds and humidity from satellite estimates show superior benefit in diagnosing middle and upper tropospheric large scale climate variations such as ENSO events and direct circulation systems such as the Hadley Cell. A water Vapor Transport Index (WVTI) has been developed to diagnose preferred regions of strong moisture transport and to gauge the seasonal and interannual intensities detected in the GOES viewing area. Second-order variables that may be derived from GOES winds will be also discussed on the poster.
Document ID
19990058127
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Lerner, Jeffrey A (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL United States)
Jedlovee, Gary J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Atkinson, Robert J. (Lockheed Martin Corp. Huntsville, AL United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Meeting Information
Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography(Paris)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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