J9.3 Uncertainty in Analyzed Water and Energy Budgets at Continental Scales

Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 2:00 PM
609 (Washington State Convention Center)
Michael G. Bosilovich, NASA/GSFC/GMAO, Greenbelt, MD; and F. R. Robertson, D. Mocko, and J. Chen
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Operational analyses and retrospective-analyses provide all the physical terms of water and energy budgets, guided by the assimilation of atmospheric observations. However, there is significant reliance on the numerical models, and so, uncertainty in the budget terms is always present. Here, we use a recently developed data set consisting of a mix of 10 analyses (both operational and retrospective) to quantify the uncertainty of analyzed water and energy budget terms for GEWEX continental-scale regions, following the evaluation of Dr. John Roads using individual reanalyses data sets.
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