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COMMUNITY WHITE PAPER10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.90

Atmospheric Reanalyses: A Major Resource for Ocean Product Development and Modeling

Kevin E. Trenberth(1), Randall Dole(2), Yan Xue(3), Kazutoshi Onogi(4), Dick Dee(5), Magdalena Balmaseda(5), Michael Bosilovich(6), Siegfried Schubert(6), Large Large(7)

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Atmospheric reanalyses have greatly improved our ability to analyse past climate variability. Further improvements to reanalyses, including expansion to encompass the ocean, land and sea-ice domains, hold promise for extending their use in climate change studies, research and applications. Other developments, such as the assimilation of observed cloud and coupled reanalysis, are needed before the considerable potential for providing reliable surface fluxes for the ocean is realized.

1National Center for Atmospheric Research, P. O. Box, 3000, Boulder, CO 80307, USA
2NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Earth System Research Lab (NOAA/ESRL), PSD (Physical Science Division), 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
3NCEP/NOAA (National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 5200 Auth Road Camp Springs, Maryland 20746 USA
4JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 1-3-4 Otemachi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8122, Japan
5ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, UK
6NASA/GSFC (National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Goddard Space Flight Center), Mail Code 610.1, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA
7National Center for Atmospheric Research, P. O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: trenbert@ucar.edu

This paper shall be cited as:

Trenberth, K. & Co-Authors (2010). "Atmospheric Reanalyses: A Major Resource for Ocean Product Development and Modeling" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.90

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