2002 Annual

Session 8: Interannual Variability II: Observational Studies

Tuesday, 15 January 2002: 2:00 PM-4:59 PM
Organizer:  C. Bruce Baker, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  2:00 PM
Bias corrections for historic sea surface temperatures based on marine air temperatures
Thomas M. Smith, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. W. Reynolds

  2:15 PM
An Improved In Situ and Satellite SST Analysis
Richard W. Reynolds, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Camp Springs, MD; and N. A. Rayner, T. M. Smith, D. C. Stokes, and W. Wang

Poster PDF (113.6 kB)
  2:30 PM
Threshold sea surface temperature for initiation of convection
Hui Su, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and J. D. Neelin and J. E. Meyerson

  2:45 PM
Examining the effect of Concurrent SST anomalies on Caribbean Rainfall
Jacqueline M. Spence, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; and M. A. Taylor

Poster PDF (66.8 kB)
The influence of Sahel rainfall on the summer circulation of the North Atlantic

  3:15 PM
The recent increase in Atlantic hurricane activity: Causes and implications
Christopher W. Landsea, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and S. B. Goldenberg, A. M. Mestas-Nunez, and W. M. Gray

  3:30 PM
Analyzing and Understanding Climate Variability in the Caribbean Islands
Tannecia S. Stephenson, University of the West Indies, Kingtson, Jamaica; and A. A. Chen

Poster PDF (124.7 kB)
  3:45 PM
Modulation of Seasonal Precipitation in northern Venezuela and Antecedent Rinfall to the Floods and Landslides of December 1999
Bradfield Lyon, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY

Poster PDF (168.4 kB)
  4:00 PM
The Influence of the tropical Atlantic vs. the tropical Pacific on Caribbean Rainfall
Michael A. Taylor, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; and D. B. Enfield and A. A. Chen

Significance of the Interannual Seesaw between the Aleutian and Icelandic Lows in the Interannual Variability over the Wintertime Northern Hemisphere

  4:15 PM
Wet Versus Dry Periods in the Midwest During January 1998 (El Nino) and January 1999 (La Nina)
Dayton G. Vincent, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and J. Giovannettone, A. Lese, J. Adolphson, S. Lashley, S. O'Conner, B. O'Hara, T. Reaugh, and G. Lamberty

  4:30 PM
Multi-scale variability of the river runoff system in East Asia and its long-term link to precipitation variability
Yongkang Xue, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and S. -. F. Sun, K. -. M. W. Lau, and J. Ji

  4:45 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall