23rd Conference on Hydrology
21st Conference on Climate Variability and Change


Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) global water and energy budgets

Michael G. Bosilovich, NASA/GSFC/GMAO, Greenbelt, MD; and F. R. Robertson and J. Chen

The Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) reanalyses has produced several years of data, on the way to a completing the 1979-present modern satellite era. Here, we present a preliminary evaluation of those years currently available, including comparisons with the existing long reanalyses (ERA40, JRA25 and NCEP I and II) as well as with global data sets for the water and energy cycle. Time series shows that the MERRA budgets can change with some of the variations in observing systems. We will present all terms of the budgets in MERRA including the time rates of change and analysis increments (tendency due to the analysis of observations).

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Joint Session 1, Advances in Atmospheric Reanalysis—I
Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Room 127BC

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