Observing System Simulation Experiments; justifying new Arctic observation capabilities.
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Riishøjgaard, Lars Peter
Woollen, John S.
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The Arctic is recognized as one of the key areas of the globe, both in terms of its sensitivity to climate change, and by the increasing economic activity that is expected with the opening up of Arctic areas in a warming climate. In addition, Arctic weather can have important influences in winter cold outbreaks of air which can affect Northern Hemisphere countries as far south as the subtropics with serious economic implications. Therefore, a revised assessment of Arctic satellite and surface observation capabilities and requirements is warranted, especially given the Arctic surface and upper air network is sparse. Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) are a powerful tool to assess added value of planned or hypothetical observing systems for weather analysis and prediction. This white paper reviews the current state of OSSE science with respect to the Arctic, and provides lines of investigation for the future, with a focus on weather and air quality observations .....
PublisherNOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Series;NrNOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Office Note;473
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoverageArctic Region
CitationMasutani, Michiko et al (2013) Observing System Simulation Experiments; justifying new Arctic observation capabilities. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Predictions, Office Note 473, 20pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-815
- Arctic Practices 
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