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High-resolution satellite surface latent heat fluxes in North Atlantic hurricanes

Title: High-resolution satellite surface latent heat fluxes in North Atlantic hurricanes.
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Name(s): Liu, Jiping, author
Curry, Judith A., author
Clayson, Carol Anne, author
Bourassa, Mark, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study presents a new high-resolution satellite-derived ocean surface flux product, XSeaFlux, which is evaluated for its potential use in hurricane studies. The XSeaFlux employs new satellite data sets using improved retrieval methods, and uses a new bulk flux algorithm formulated for high wind conditions. The XSeaFlux latent heat flux (LHF) performs much better than the existing numerical weather prediction reanalysis and satellite-derived flux products in a comparison with measurements from the Coupled Boundary Layer Air-Sea Transfer (CBLAST) field experiment. Also, the XSeaFlux shows well-organized LHF structure and large LHF values in response to hurricane conditions relative to the other flux products. The XSeaFlux data set is used to interpret details of the ocean surface LHF for selected North Atlantic hurricanes. Analysis of the XSeaFlux data set suggests that ocean waves, sea spray, and cold wake have substantial impacts on LHF associated with the hurricanes.
Identifier: FSU_migr_coaps_pubs-0023 (IID), 10.1175/2011MWR3548.1 (DOI)
Keywords: Hurricanes, Satellite observations, North Atlantic Ocean, Fluxes, Air-sea interaction
Note: Copyright [2011] American Meteorological Society.
Citation: Liu, J., J. A. Curry, C. A. Clayson, and M. A. Bourassa (2011), High-resolution satellite surface latent heat fluxes in North Atlantic hurricanes, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1175/2011MWR3548.1.
Subject(s): Atmospheric sciences
Meteorology
Oceanography
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_coaps_pubs-0023
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: COAPS Publications.
Is Part Of: Monthly Weather Review.

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Liu, J., Curry, J. A., Clayson, C. A., & Bourassa, M. (2011). High-resolution satellite surface latent heat fluxes in North Atlantic hurricanes. Monthly Weather Review. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_coaps_pubs-0023