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Greenland flow distortion experiment (GFDex) forecast data descriptions

By I Renfrew

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The Greenland Flow Distortion EXperiment, based in Keflavik, Iceland, took place during February 2007. Its aim was to improve the understanding and ability to predict interactions between the atmospheric circulation and the topography of Greenland, both locally and downstream over Western Europe. Hitherto rare in situ observations of high-impact weather systems and their associated air-sea fluxes in the coastal seas of Greenland, were obtained and will be used to improve the numerical modelling and prediction of these weather systems, and thus improve the quality of the atmospheric forcing fields that are essential for accurate atmosphere-ocean coupling and the thermohaline circulation. These measurements will also be used to improve the numerical modelling and prediction of high-impact weather systems over Europe through the use of targeted observations upstream in sensitive areas of the flow

Topics: Data and Information, Atmospheric Sciences
Publisher: British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:cedadocs.ceda.ac.uk:100
Provided by: CEDA Repository
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