Six years of Nimbus-7 Scanning Multichannel Microwave
Radiometer (SMMR) data from 1979 to 1984 are recalibrated
at the radiometric level. New statistical techniques are
developed to quantify the temporal and orbital data errors
and to generate numerical corrections for brightness temperatures
prior to estimation of geophysical parameters.
The foundations of...
Motivated by observations of locally enhanced sea level variability near steep
topographic slopes in regions of strong time-mean flows, effects of zonal ridge topography
on zonal oceanic jet flow are investigated. Unstable wave properties and the
dynamics of eddy-mean flow interaction are evaluated as a function of topographic
In an effort to elucidate the mechanism responsible for large-scale
zooplankton variability in the California Current, zooplankton biomass and
hydrographic data from the California Cooperative Fisheries Investigation
data set and wind data from Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center model
analyses have been used to construct a box model biomass budget. The...
A linearized model with two vertical modes has been developed to understand observed characteristics of monthly variability in the Equatorial Pacific from TOPEX/POSEIDON measurements of Sea Surface Height (SSH). The 2-mode model is obtained from an equatorial beta plane model that has been linearized about a geostrophically balanced mean flow...
The influence of mesoscale ocean eddies on near-surface ocean temperature, surface stress and phytoplankton communities is investigated by collocating numerous satellite measurements along with vertical profiles of oceanic temperature and salinity to the interiors of eddies identified and tracked in altimetric sea surface height maps.
The surface currents associated with...
A satellite-derived Climatology of Global Ocean Winds (COGOW) on a 0.5° latitude
by 0.5° latitude grid is presented based on 5-years (August 1999 July 2004) of
measurements from the SeaWinds scatterometer that was launched on 19 June 1999
onboard the QuikSCAT satellite. SeaWinds is an active microwave radar that