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The Impacts of Daily Surface Forcing in the Upper Ocean over Tropical Pacific: A Numerical StudyTropical Pacific Ocean is an important region that affects global climate. How the ocean responds to the atmospheric surface forcing (surface radiative, heat and momentum fluxes) is a major topic in oceanographic research community. The ocean becomes warm when more heat flux puts into the ocean. The monthly mean forcing has been used in the past years since daily forcing was unavailable due to the lack of observations. The daily forcing is now available from the satellite measurements. This study investigates the response of the upper ocean over tropical Pacific to the daily atmospheric surface forcing. The ocean surface heat budgets are calculated to determine the important processes for the oceanic response. The differences of oceanic responses between the eastern and western Pacific are intensively discussed.
Document ID
20020039695
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Sui, C.-H. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Rienecker, Michele M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Li, Xiaofan (National Environmental Satellite Service United States)
Lau, William K.-M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Laszlo, Istvan (National Environmental Satellite Service United States)
Pinker, Rachel T. (Maryland Univ. United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 31, 2001
Subject Category
Numerical Analysis
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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