89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 13 January 2009: 1:30 PM
Climate variability of air-sea heat, evaporation, and vector wind developed by OAFlux
Room 128B (Phoenix Convention Center)
Lisan Yu, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Multi-decade analysis of global vector wind has been recently developed by the OAFlux (Objectively Analyzed Air-sea Fluxes) project at WHOI. Together with the global time series of air-sea heat fluxes and evaporation that have been released, the OAFlux project provides consistent datasets of air-sea exchanges of heat, water vapor, and momentum that can be used to address atmosphere-ocean interactions on time scales from synoptic, seasonal, interannual, to decadal and longer-term. In this study, these surface flux datasets are introduced and their applications to global climate studies are presented.

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