Campus Units

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Agronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-20-1995

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

Volume

100

Issue

D11

First Page

22971

Last Page

22980

DOI

10.1029/95JD02597

Abstract

We use retrievals of atmospheric precipitable water from satellite microwave observations and analyses of near-surface temperature to examine the relationship between these two fields on daily and longer timescales. The retrieval technique producing the data used here is most effective over the open ocean, so the analysis focuses on the southern hemisphere's extratropics, which have an extensive ocean surface. For both the total and the eddy precipitable water fields, there is a close correspondence between local variations in the precipitable water and near-surface temperature. The correspondence appears particularly strong for synoptic and planetary scale transient eddies. More specifically, the results support a typical modeling assumption that transient eddy moisture fields are proportional to transient eddy temperature fields under the assumption of constant relative humidity.

Comments

This article is published as Gutowski, William J., Elizabeth A. Lindemulder, and Kari Jovaag. "Temperature‚Äźdependent daily variability of precipitable water in special sensor microwave/imager observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 100, no. D11 (1995): 22971-22980. doi: 10.1029/95JD02597. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Meteorological Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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