A Workshop on Polar Lows.

Heinemann, Günther and Saetra, Øyvind (2013) A Workshop on Polar Lows. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 64 (9). ES123-ES126. DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00190.1.

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Abstract

European Polar Low Working Group
This workshop summarized the current state of PL research in the Arctic and Antarctic. A couple of related projects are in the planning phase or already funded. The creation of a PL database for the Norwegian Sea in the frame of the Sea Surface Temperature and Altimeter Synergy (STARS) project (http://projects.met.no stars) will provide a valuable resource for future research and, potentially, predictability improvements. The maintenance of this database and the creation of similar databases for other polar areas including satellite and NWP data are highly recommended. There is also a need for free and timely access to satellite data, in particular to SAR data to fill the gap caused by the mission end of Envisat. With the increasing resolution of climate models, mesoscale processes such as polar MCs will have to be considered in international research programs such as the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Polar Climate Predictability Initiative and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) Polar Predictability Project.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Mesoscale weather phenomena; Polar lows
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00190.1
ISSN: 0003-0007
Related URLs:
Projects: Transdrift, Laptev Sea System
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 12:29
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 09:58
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/25349

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