Use of ecosystem functional types to represent the interannual variability biophysical properties in regional models

Published in Newsletter of the Climate Variability and Predictability Project (CLIVAR) Exchanges, v. 16

Alcaraz-Segura, D., Berbery, E.H., Lee, S.J. and Paruelo, J.M.

Publication year 2011
DOI n/a
  • University of Almería, Spain
  • University of Maryland, USA
  • University of Buenos Aires, Agentina
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CLIVAR is an international research programme dealing with climate variability and predictability on time-scales from months to centuries. CLIVAR is a component of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). WCRP is sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization, the International Council for Science and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Fig.2: Annual-mean sea surface temperature and surface currents, from the Simple Ocean Data Assimilation (SODA) Reanalysis. Note the strong SST gradient in the Atlantic known as the Angola-Benguela front. To its north, at approximately 10E/10S, lies the Angola dome. In contrast, the southeast Pacific has no comparable SST gradients or thermocline domes. Plot courtesy of Dr. Mingkui Li. //Temperatura media anual de la superficie del mar y corrientes en superficie del Reanálisis de la Asimilación Simple de Datos Oceánicos (SODA). Nótese el fuerte gradiente de SST en el Atlántico, conocido como el frente Angola-Benguela. Al norte de éste, a 10E/10S aproximadamente, se encuentra el Domo de Angola. En contraste, el Pacífico Sudoriental no tiene gradientes de SST comparables ni domos en la termoclina. Figuras cortesía de Dr. Mingkui Li. (see article by Paquita Zuidema et al on page 12) (ver artículo de Paquita Zuidema et al en la página 12) Exchanges