Bulk-skin temperature difference over the tropical Pacific

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Abstract

A time-delayed analytical relationship is established between skin and bulk temperatures. Coefficients in the relation are determined using the R/V Franklin data during the TOGA COARE. The surface energy flux data are not explicitly required, but rather are implied by the temporal variation of bulk temperature. A multilayer hourly skin temperature dataset is then obtained using data of bulk temperature at 1-m depth and wind speed from the TOGA TAO moored buoys over the tropical Pacific. Data analysis shows that time-averaged skin-bulk temperature difference is different at different local time and at different locations. The impact of skin-bulk temperature difference on the computation of surface fluxes is dependent upon climate regimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages499-501
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS. Part 1 (of 5) - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jul 6 1998Jul 10 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS. Part 1 (of 5)
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period7/6/987/10/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Zeng, X. (1998). Bulk-skin temperature difference over the tropical Pacific. 499-501. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS. Part 1 (of 5), Seattle, WA, USA, .