The Greenland flow distortion experiment

TitleThe Greenland flow distortion experiment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRenfrew, IA, Petersen, GN, Outten, S, Sproson, D, Moore, GWK, Hay, C, Ohigashi, T, Zhang, S, Kristjansson, JE, Fore, I, Olafsson, H, Gray, S, Irvine, E, Bovis, K, Brown, P, Swinbank, R, Haine, T, Lawrence, A, Pickart, R, Shapiro, MA, Woolley, A
JournalBULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume89
Number9
Start Page1307
Number of Pages18
Date Published09/2008
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
ISSN0003-0007
KeywordsANTARCTIC PENINSULA, BARRIER WINDS, DEEP CONVECTION, FIELD PROGRAM, IRMINGER SEA, LABRADOR SEA, Northeast Atlantic, TARGETED OBSERVATIONS, TRANSFORM KALMAN FILTER, WEATHER FORECASTS
Abstract

Several recent climatologies of the Greenland area, using station observations (Cappelen et al. 2001), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) reanalysis (Moore 2003), and Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) satellite-derived winds (Moore and Renfrew 2005), have picked out and categorized several well-defined flow distortion features, namely, westerly tip jets and easterly reverse tip jets off Cape Farewell, and barrier winds off the southeast Greenland coast in the southern and northern Denmark Strait (Fig. 1). A number of detailed "case study" papers are anticipated, focusing on the structure, dynamics, and associated air-sea interactions of the weather systems highlighted here, for example, the reverse tip jet, the Jan Mayen polar low, the lee cyclone event, and the barrier wind cases.

DOI10.1175/2008BAMS2508.1
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Author Address

University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Science, Norwich NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England