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Marine Meteorological Atlas of Tropical Indian Ocean

Kameshwari, N and Uday Bhaskar, TVS and Suprit, Kumar and Rama Rao, EP (2016) Marine Meteorological Atlas of Tropical Indian Ocean. Technical Report. INCOIS, Hyderabad.

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This report discusses the preparation of climatology from the data which is from the ship observations obtained from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and Naval Operations Data Processing and Analysis Centre (NODPAC). Processing of these datasets, extraction of surface meteorological variables and SST (Sea surface temperature), the quality control (QC) procedures followed are discussed. The individual records of International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Dataset (ICOADS) and those obtained from IMD are compared and the unique records from IMD data are extracted. The enhancement in ICOADS climatology after adding the unique records from IMD data and NODPAC is checked. ICOADS dataset has been found to be self robust, as there is no much significant improvement in the climatology even after adding new records . Frequency distribution of the ICOADS dataset alone and after adding new records showed no much difference. Spatial correlation between ICOADS monthly climatology fields before and after adding the new records, is greater than 0.9 at all grid points

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to INCOIS.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine-Meteorological observations, Quality control, ICOADS, Ship metadata, Bias corrections,Gridding
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 08:55
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 08:55

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