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Intraseasonal signals in the daily high resolution blended Reynolds sea surface temperature product over the tropical Indian Ocean and their validation

Vaid, BH and Gnanaseelan, C and Jayakumar, A (2011) Intraseasonal signals in the daily high resolution blended Reynolds sea surface temperature product over the tropical Indian Ocean and their validation. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32 (17). pp. 4835-4856.

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Abstract

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration daily sea surface temperature (SST) products based on Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) and Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) have been used to understand the variability in the tropical Indian Ocean SST. These products are comparable with the deep sea moored buoy observations and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) SST in the tropical Indian Ocean. However considerable difference is noticed between these satellite SST products and deep sea buoys, especially at the intraseasonal time scale. Further the first Complex Empirical Orthogonal Function (CEOF) mode of TMI and AVHRR SST explains respectively 46.49 and 46.19 of the total variance. The second CEOF mode of TMI and AVHRR SST explains respectively 23.19 and 18.94 of the total SST variance in the tropical Indian Ocean. The AVHRR SST product is important because this daily product has been available since 1985. The analysis shows that AMSR measurements are contributing considerably to the understanding of the tropical Indian Ocean SST variability. Though satellite SST products are able to capture the observed intraseasonal variability reasonably well, more accurate satellite SST products are therefore necessary to understand the climatologically important Indian Ocean region and its air-sea interaction processes.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Advanced microwave scanning radiometer; Air-sea interaction process; Buoy observations; Complex empirical orthogonal functions; Deep sea; High resolution; Indian ocean regions; Intraseasonal time scale; Intraseasonal variability; Microwave imagers; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Reynolds; Satellite SST; Sea surface temperatures; Total variance; Tropical Indian ocean; Tropical rainfall measuring missions, Atmospheric temperature; Oceanography; Orthogonal functions; Radiometers; Radiometry; Rain; Satellites; Surface properties; Tropics, Rain gages, air-sea interaction; AMSR-E; AVHRR; buoy system; climatology; microwave imagery; sea surface temperature; seasonal variation, Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean (Tropical)
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2014 07:15
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2014 07:15
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/715

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