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Observations to Quantify Air-Sea Fluxes and Their Role in Climate Variability and Predictability

Observations to Quantify Air-Sea Fluxes and Their Role in Climate Variability and Predictability
Observations to Quantify Air-Sea Fluxes and Their Role in Climate Variability and Predictability
Flux products quantifying exchanges between ocean and atmosphere are needed for forcing models, understanding ocean dynamics, investigating the ocean’s role in climate, and assessing coupled models. Research experiments are essential to improve flux parameterizations, and longer research deployments are required to sample rare events. Urgently needed technological improvements include longer battery life, more robust sensors and improvement of sensors for humidity, precipitation and direct gas and particle fluxes. A range of different flux products are needed, incorporating data from ships, satellites and models in different combinations and using different methods. All products must be characterized with uncertainty estimates. Dataset validation requires high quality observations from ocean flux reference sites and from ships. The continued development of flux products from satellites provides much-needed sampling. Continual intercomparisons among products and with high quality observations will lead to improved flux datasets, while improvements to the flux data management system would facilitate these intercomparisons.
air-sea interaction, ocean observing system, surface ocean heat exchange
WPP-306
299-313
European Space Agency
Fairall, C.W.
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Zhang, H-M.
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Hall, J.
Harrison, D.E.
Stammer, D.
Fairall, C.W.
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Berry, D.I
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Clayson, C.A.
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de Leeuw, G.
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Yelland, M.J.
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Zhang, H-M.
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Hall, J.
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Stammer, D.

Fairall, C.W., Barnier, B., Berry, D.I, Bourassa, M.A., Bradley, E.F., Clayson, C.A., de Leeuw, G., Drennan, W.M., Gille, S.T., Gulev, S.K., Kent, E.C., McGillis, W.R., Quartly, G.D., Ryabinin, V., Smith, S.R., Weller, R.A., Yelland, M.J. and Zhang, H-M. (2010) Observations to Quantify Air-Sea Fluxes and Their Role in Climate Variability and Predictability. Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. and Stammer, D. (eds.) In Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Vol. 2. European Space Agency. pp. 299-313 .

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Abstract

Flux products quantifying exchanges between ocean and atmosphere are needed for forcing models, understanding ocean dynamics, investigating the ocean’s role in climate, and assessing coupled models. Research experiments are essential to improve flux parameterizations, and longer research deployments are required to sample rare events. Urgently needed technological improvements include longer battery life, more robust sensors and improvement of sensors for humidity, precipitation and direct gas and particle fluxes. A range of different flux products are needed, incorporating data from ships, satellites and models in different combinations and using different methods. All products must be characterized with uncertainty estimates. Dataset validation requires high quality observations from ocean flux reference sites and from ships. The continued development of flux products from satellites provides much-needed sampling. Continual intercomparisons among products and with high quality observations will lead to improved flux datasets, while improvements to the flux data management system would facilitate these intercomparisons.

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Submitted date: October 2009
Published date: 2010
Venue - Dates: OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Venice, Italy, 2009-09-20 - 2009-09-24
Keywords: air-sea interaction, ocean observing system, surface ocean heat exchange
Organisations: Marine Physics and Ocean Climate

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Local EPrints ID: 71643
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71643
PURE UUID: 13b79d91-4cd9-4146-b9a2-19515b30fcda

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Date deposited: 16 Dec 2009
Last modified: 29 Jan 2020 13:07

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Author: C.W. Fairall
Author: B. Barnier
Author: D.I Berry
Author: M.A. Bourassa
Author: E.F. Bradley
Author: C.A. Clayson
Author: G. de Leeuw
Author: W.M. Drennan
Author: S.T. Gille
Author: S.K. Gulev
Author: E.C. Kent
Author: W.R. McGillis
Author: G.D. Quartly
Author: V. Ryabinin
Author: S.R. Smith
Author: R.A. Weller
Author: M.J. Yelland
Author: H-M. Zhang
Editor: J. Hall
Editor: D.E. Harrison
Editor: D. Stammer

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