Skip to main content

Currently Skimming:

Strategies for Future Observation
Pages 25-30

The Chapter Skim interface presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter.
Select key terms on the right to highlight them within pages of the chapter.

From page 25...
... • Continued use of radio occultation beyond COSMIC-2, which is important for global BL measurements. DESIGNING FIELD PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE MODEL PHYSICS An overarching theme at the workshop involved designing experiments with the explicit objective to improve model physics.
From page 26...
... Representation of the BL in current models is not adequate, but assimilating chemical data can potentially help improve BL characterization, though this may depend on the capabilities of models to simulate chemical interactions. There is a wide range of chemical lifetimes that one can access, and in fact, many industrial sites report accurate and constant emissions.
From page 27...
... The Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) provides surface fluxes, atmospheric state variables, surface waves and currents, and subsurface measurements that could improve understanding of the coupled BL (examples include the Oregon coast, New York Bight, buoys at high latitudes, and others)
From page 28...
... Aerial radar coverage to obtain precipitation data in the region would be useful, as well as a variety of ocean surface observations including air, wave, and upper ocean observations, to characterize the entire flux through the ocean surface. This could be achieved with buoys, and possibly Saildrones.
From page 29...
... Over the ocean, there is a limited amount of vertical profile information that can be obtained, but increased radio occultation soundings from COSMIC-2 will help improve data collection (this is better vertically resolved than most other profile information over the ocean)
From page 30...
... • Vegetative BL -- biological sensors Measurements needed for all BLs: • Remotely sensed measurement of specific humidity (mixing rates) and temperature with some ability to provide estimates at several levels in the BL • Wind speed, specific humidity, temperature, gases, and aerosols from in situ measurement platforms including sondes, drones, and towers • Use of chemical tracers to study BL structure over urban BL and, for example, entrainment studies • Kinematic profiles of means and fluxes, low power, high resolution, rugged _______________ a National Research Council.

This material may be derived from roughly machine-read images, and so is provided only to facilitate research.
More information on Chapter Skim is available.