Inter-reanalysis studies

Last edited by michael.bosilovich on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:41

This page provides a sampling of recent research on reanalysis comparisons.*

Antarctic | Arctic | Circulation | Diabatic Heating | Fluxes | Hydrologic Cycle | Precipitation | Temperature

 

Antarctic

 

30 year comparison between Antarctic stations (temperature, heights, and surface pressure) and 2nd and 3rd generation reanalyses - Bracegirdle, Thomas J., Gareth J. Marshall, 2012: The Reliability of Antarctic Tropospheric Pressure and Temperature in the Latest Global Reanalyses. J. Climate, 25, 7138–7146. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00685.1

 

Arctic

Arctic temperatures and trends over the 20th century in reanalyses, reconstructions, and upper-air observations are compared in Brönnimann, S., A.N. Grant, G.P. Compo,T. Ewen, T. Griesser, A.M. Fischer, M. Schraner, and A. Stickler, 2012: A multi-data set comparison of the vertical structure of temperature variability and change over the Arctic during the past 100 years. Cli. Dyn., 39, 1577-1598, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1291-6. Discussion Page
 

Several reanalysis datasets are compared with satellite observations of Arctic clouds in Alexander Chernokulsky and Igor I. Mokhov, “Climatology of Total Cloudiness in the Arctic: An Intercomparison of Observations and Reanalyses,” Advances in Meteorology, vol. 2012, Article ID 542093, 15 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/542093. Discussion Page

The Arctic cloud fraction and radiative fluxes of several reanalyses  are compared with Baseline Surface Radiation Network observations in Zib, B.J., X. Dong, B. Xi, A. Kennedy, 2012: Evaluation and Intercomparison of Cloud Fraction and Radiative Fluxes in Recent Reanalyses over the Arctic Using BSRN Surface Observations. J. Climate, 25, 2291-2305. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00147.1

 

Circulation

Interannual Variability of the Atmospheric Angular Momentum in 2nd and 3rd generation reanalyses - Paek, Houk, Huei-Ping Huang, 2012: A Comparison of interannual variability in atmospheric angular momentum and length-of-day using multiple reanalysis datasets, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D20102, doi:10.1029/2012JD018105. Discussion Page

Comparing CFSR and other reanalyses in the troposphere - Chelliah, M., W. Ebisuzaki, S. Weaver, and A. Kumar, 2011: Evaluating the tropospheric variability in National Centers for Environmental Prediction's climate forecast system reanalysis, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D17107, doi:10.1029/2011JD015707.​ Discussion Page

Comparing trends in sea level pressure from ERA-Interim, ERA-40, CFSR, NCEP-NCAR, MERRA, and 20CR - L'Heureux, M.L., S. Lee, and B. Lyon, 2013: Recent multidecadal strengthening of the Walker circulation across the tropical Pacific, Nature Clim Change, doi: 10.1038/nclimate1840Discussion Page

Diabatic heating

3rd generation reanalyses compared with some observations - Jian Ling and Chidong Zhang, Diabatic Heating Profiles in Recent Global Reanalyses (doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00384.1)

Fluxes

The Arctic cloud fraction and radiative fluxes of several reanalyses  are compared with Baseline Surface Radiation Network observations in Zib, B.J., X. Dong, B. Xi, A. Kennedy, 2012: Evaluation and Intercomparison of Cloud Fraction and Radiative Fluxes in Recent Reanalyses over the Arctic Using BSRN Surface Observations. J. Climate, 25, 2291-2305. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00147.1

Hydrologic cycle

Precipitation

 
Monthly intercomparison of tropical precipitation of observations and reanalyses - Uwe Pfeifroth, Richard Mueller, and Bodo Ahrens, Evaluation of Satellite-based and Reanalysis Precipitation in the Tropical Pacific (doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-049.1) In Press (12/18/12)
 
Sub-monthly intercomparison of tropical precipitation in reanalyses - Ji-Eun Kim and M. Joan Alexander,Tropical precipitation variability and convectively coupled equatorial waves on submonthly time-scales in reanalyses and TRMM (doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00353.1) In press (12/18/12)
 
Process study of precipitation in reanalysis - Arun Kumar, Li Zhang, and Wanqiu Wang, Sea Surface Temperature - Precipitation Relationship in Different Reanalyses (doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-12-00214.1) In Press (12/18/12) Discussion Page
 

Southern African precipitation in ERA-40, ERA-interim, JRA-25, MERRA, CFSR, NCEP-R1, NCEP-R2 and 20CRv2 are compared in Zhang, Q., H. Körnich and K. Holmgren, 2012: How well do reanalyses represent the southern African precipitation? Clim. Dyn., in press (doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1423-z). Discussion Page

Focus on global and regional precipitation biases and spatio-temporal variability at the long time scales: Bosilovich, Michael G., Junye Chen, Franklin R. Robertson, Robert F. Adler, 2008: Evaluation of Global Precipitation in Reanalyses. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 2279–2299. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2008JAMC1921.1

Temperature

Arctic temperatures and trends over the 20th century in reanalyses, reconstructions, and upper-air observations are compared in Brönnimann, S., A.N. Grant, G.P. Compo,T. Ewen, T. Griesser, A.M. Fischer, M. Schraner, and A. Stickler, 2012: A multi-data set comparison of the vertical structure of temperature variability and change over the Arctic during the past 100 years. Cli. Dyn., 39, 1577-1598, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1291-6. Discussion Page
 

Temperature trends over the continental United States for the period 1979 to 2008 compared to observations - Vose, R. S., S. Applequist, M. J. Menne, C. N. Williams Jr., and P. Thorne. 2012: An intercomparison of temperature trends in the U.S. Historical Climatology Network and recent atmospheric reanalyses. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L10703. (doi:10.1029/2012GL051387) Discussion Page

 

*This list is not comprehensive, but the interested reader should feel free to request an account and include any relevant published research the reader thinks may be useful to communicate. Please use the existing categories, only adding new as needed. Add a brief description and use reverse chronological order under each topic. Users are encouraged to link a Discussion Page summarizing their paper, presentation, or other results.

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