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Stalagmite reconstructions of western tropical pacific climate from the last glacial maximum to present
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-04-01)
The West Pacific Warm Pool (WPWP) plays an important role in the global heat budget and global hydrologic cycle, so knowledge about its past variability would improve our understanding of global climate. Variations in WPWP ...
Advancing Assessments on Aerosol Radiative Effect by Measurement-based Direct Effect Estimation and through Developing an Explicit Climatological Convective Boundary Layer Model
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-11-09)
The first part of the thesis assesses the aerosol direct radiative effect (ADRE) with a focus on ground-based AERONET and satellite MODIS measurements. The AERONET aerosol climatology is used, in conjunction with surface ...
The radiative effect of aerosols from biomass burning on the transition from dry to wet season over the amazon as tested by a regional climate model
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-08-08)
Ensemble simulations of smoke aerosol radiative effects with a regional climate model in the Amazon has been conducted to investigate the radiative effects of aerosols on clouds, rainfall, and circulation from dry to wet ...
Characterization and regional climatic implications of tropospheric aerosols
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981-12)
Potential vorticity-based diagnoses of seasonal & intraseasonal variability in an assimilated dataset
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998)
Changes in cloudiness over tropical land during the last decades and its link to global climate change
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-11-19)
Tropical forests play a key role in determining the global carbon-climate feedback in the 21st century. Changes in rainforest growth and mortality rates, especially in the deep and least perturbed forest areas, have been ...
The Amazon hydrometeorology: climatology, variability and links to changes in weather patterns
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-07-27)
Using ERA40 and independent observations, I assess how well Amazon surface water budget is estimated. ERA40 basin wide annual precipitation (P) agrees with observations showing an underestimation of 10%, whereas runoff (R) ...
On the uncertainties and dynamics of Pacific interannual and decadal climate variability and climate change
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-11)
Tropical and extratropical Pacific decadal climate variability substantially impact physical and biological systems in the Pacific Ocean and strongly influence global climate through teleconnection patterns. Current ...
Aerosol characterization in the Southeastern U. S. using satellite data for applications to air quality and climate
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-01-19)
Tropospheric aerosol information from NASA satellites in space has reached the milestone of ten years of continuous measurements. These higher resolution satellite aerosol records allow for a broader regional perspective ...
The role of the Atlantic overturning circulation in abrupt climate change
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-11-30)