The need for a dynamical climate reanalysis

Bengtsson, Lennart, Arkin, Phil, Berrisford, Paul, Bougeault, Philippe, Folland, Chris K., Gordon, Chris, Haines, Keith, Hodges, Kevin I., Jones, Phil, Kallberg, Per, Rayner, Nick, Simmons, Adrian J., Stammer, Detlef, Thorne, Peter W., Uppala, Sakari and Vose, Russell S. (2007) The need for a dynamical climate reanalysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88 (4). pp. 495-501. ISSN 0003-0007

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Reanalyses are used primarily for atmospheric model validation. However, reanalyses suffer from a number of limitations that unfortunately restrict their general use. A reanalysis workshop held recently at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, highlighted a number of central issues in climate research. Attendees discussed how these research needs may benefit from a dedicated reanalysis. Specific topics covered included a more in-depth understanding of the general circulation of the atmosphere and a more reliable assessment of climate trends, the hydrological cycle and the calculation of energy fluxes over the oceans.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 13:54
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 23:45
DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-88-4-495

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