Project Title: Reprocessing and Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF3) Data Set for Global Water and Energy Cycle Research
PI Name: Chung-Lin Shie
Project Description: The objective of this project is to continually produce a uniform data set of sea surface turbulent fluxes derived from remote sensing data and analysis that have been and continue to be useful for global energy and water flux research and applications. This product is useful for diagnosing the global water and energy cycle and hence can contribute to the goals of NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS) and World Climate Research Program (WCRP)/Global Energy and Water Experiment (GEWEX). Model climate simulations show an enhanced hydrologic cycle, which must be corroborated with observations. The daily temporal and one-degree spatial resolution of the product can be used to examining climate variability at these scales. Oceanic evaporation contributes to the net fresh water input to the oceans and drives the upper ocean density structure and consequently the circulation of the oceans. On the other hand, the daily temporal and a quarter degree spatial resolution of the product can be used to studying the hurricane-ocean interaction of higher frequency scenario. Fully tested, these products can serve as a crucial input for data assimilation of oceanic GCMs for forecasting.
Formats: HDF-EOS 5
Science Behind the Data Document Science Background for the Reprocessing and Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF3) Data Set
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