Collaborative Research 

Atlantic Air-Sea fluxes from satellites, their variability and analysis of ocean models
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland, College Park

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Project Refereed Publications
  • Grodsky, S. A., A. Bentamy, J. A. Carton, R. T. Pinker, 2009. Intraseasonal latent heat flux variations based on satellite observations. J. Climate, DOI: 10.1175/2009JCLI2901.1.

  • Wang, H; Pinker, R. T., 2009. Shortwave radiative fluxes from MODIS: Model development and implementation. J. Geophysical Research-Atmospheres Volume: 114 Article Number: D20201 Published: 2009. .

  • Pinker, R. T., H. Wang, and S. A. Grodsky, 2009. How good are ocean buoy observations of radiative fluxes? Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L10811, doi:10.1029/2009GL037840.

  • Katsaros K. B., 2010. Discoveries about Tropical Cyclones provided by Microwave Remote Sensing, Review article in Oceans from Space, Eds. V. Barale, JFR Gower and Springer.

  • Katsaros, K. B., A. Bentamy, M. Bourassa, N. Ebuchi, J. Gower, W. T. Liu, and S. Vignudelli, 2011: Climate data issues from an oceanographic remote sensing perspective. In Remote Sensing of the Changing Ocean, ed. by D. L. Tang, Springer, 7-32.

  • Nussbaumer E. A. and Pinker R. T., 2011. Estimating surface long-wave radiative fluxes at global scale. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. DOI:10.1002/qj.974

  • Nussbaumer, E. A. and R. T. Pinker, 2011. Estimating Surface Longwave Radiative Fluxes from Satellites utilizing Artificial Neural Networks. JGR-Atmopsheres. In press.

  • Santorelli, A., R. T. Pinker, A. Bentamy, W. Drennan, K. Katsaros, J. Carton, and A. Mestas-Nunez, 2011. J. Geophys. Res., 116, Article Number: C09028 DOI: 10.1029/2010JC006927.

  • Ma, Y. and R. T. Pinker (2012), Shortwave Radiative Fluxes from Satellites: An Update. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 117, Issue D23, DOI: 10.1029/2012JD018332.

  • Bentamy, A., Semyon A. Grodsky, Kristina Katsaros, Alberto M. Mestas-Nuņez, Bruno Blanke & Fabien Desbiolles, 2013. Improvement in air–sea flux estimates derived from satellite observations. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (14), 5243-5261.

  • Mestas-Nunez, Alberto M.; Kelly, Frank J.; Bentamy, Abderrahim; et al., 2013. The ENSO footprint in monthly satellite evaporation over the global ocean during 1993-2007. REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, 4 (7), 706-714, DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2013.

Relevant Publications:

  • Bourassa, M. A., Sarah T. Gille, Cecilia Bitz, David Carlson, Ivana Cerovecki, Carol Anne Clayson, Meghan F. Cronin, Will M. Drennan, Chris W. Fairall, Ross N. Hoffman, Gudrun Magnusdottir, Rachel T. Pinker, Ian A. Renfrew, Mark Serreze, Kevin Speer, Lynne D. Talley, Gary A. Wick, 2011. High-Latitude Ocean and Sea Ice Surface Fluxes: Challenges for Climate Research. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 94, Issue: 3, 403-423, DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00244.1.

Presentations at Meetings

Members of the team gave presentations at the 4th SEAFLUX Workshop held in conjunction with the Joint 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite and 15th AMS Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography Conference, 27 September 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The January 2008 issue, #5, of Flux News contains summaries and highlights from the talks ( or

Presentation were also given at the biannual PORSEC Meetings and various national and international meetings.

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 Chuan Li
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