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Author Corral, J. Del ♦ Boer, E. ♦ Collins, W. ♦ Conant, W. ♦ Lubin, D. ♦ Mcfarquhar, G. ♦ Ramanathan, V. ♦ Sherwood, S. ♦ Grassl, H. ♦ Heymsfield, A. ♦ Spinhirne, J.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment ♦ Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program ♦ Modeling Objective ♦ Poster Observation ♦ Warm Ocean ♦ Unexplained Phenomenon ♦ Outgoing Longwave Radiation ♦ World Ocean ♦ Deep Intensive Convection ♦ Significant Spatial Gradient ♦ Important Example ♦ Maximum Sst ♦ Western Pacific Warm Pool ♦ Anvil Cirrus Cloud ♦ Sea Surface Temperature ♦ Tropical Western Pacific ♦ Cirrus Cloud ♦ Deep Convection ♦ Cold Cloud-top Temperature
Abstract motivated by the fact that sea surface temperatures (SST) in the world’s oceans exhibit significant spatial gradients, except for those regions where the SST exceeds 27°C (or 300K). In such warm oceans, the gradients diminish such that the maximum SST is within a few degrees of 27°C. The tropical western Pacific is an important example of this outstanding and, as yet, unexplained phenomenon and is popularly referred to as the “western Pacific warm pool.” Deep intensive convection, reaching as high as 18 to 20 km in altitude, forms over these warm oceans. Such deep convection is generally associated with extended anvil cirrus clouds. Because they radiate to space at the cold cloud-top temperatures, cirrus clouds reduce by more than 100 W/m 2 the outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) emitted to space
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study