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dc.contributor.authorAgudelo, Paula A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-28T17:59:56Z
dc.date.available2005-07-28T17:59:56Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-14en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/6907
dc.description.abstractRegional patterns in tropospheric and sea surface temperature (SST) trends are examined for the period 1979 ??01 using MSU, NCEP-NCAR, ECMWF ERA-40 reanalyses, NOAA OI SST, and the CARDS radiosonde data set. Trends are estimated using a nonparametric Mann-Kendall approach. Substantial regional variability in temperature trends is seen in all of these data sets, with the magnitude of the variability (including substantial regions with cooling trends) far exceeding the average warming trend. The global analyses from MSU and the NCAR/NCEP and ECMWF reanalyses are used to identify sampling problems in using the radiosonde network to infer global trends. Analysis of the trends in tropospheric temperature concurrent with trends in SST shows regions where the signs disagree for both surface cooling and warming. Interpretation of these differing trends using the reanalyses suggest that the models used for the reanalyses are simulating the necessary dynamics/thermodynamics thatcould lead to a tropospheric cooling in contrast to a surface warming (and vice versa).en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectTemperature trendsen_US
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subject.lcshTroposphere Analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshClimatic changes Analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshOcean temperature Analysisen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of spatial distribution in tropospheric and sea surface temperature trendsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEarth and Atmospheric Sciencesen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Dr. Judith A. Curry; Committee Member: Dr. Peter Webster; Committee Member: Dr. Robert Dickinsonen_US


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