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Moving water to South America as observed from space

Show simple item record Liu, W. Timothy Xie, Xiaosu 2006-05-01T20:05:52Z 2006-05-01T20:05:52Z 2006-04-24
dc.identifier.citation 8th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meterology and Oceanography, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, April 24-28, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0503
dc.description.abstract The approximate balance of the mass change rate measured by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) with the moisture influx across the entire coastline less climatological river discharge for South America (SA), in agreement with the conservation principle, bolsters not only the credibility of the spacebased measurements, but supports the characterization of ocean's influence on the annual variation of continental water balance. The moisture transport integrated over the depth of the atmosphere is estimated using measurements by QuikSCAT and Special Sensor Microwave/Imager. The large-scale geographic patterns of precipitation from the Tropical Rain Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the mass change rate were found to follow similar annual changes over South America. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 138084 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject water - cycle en
dc.subject winds en
dc.subject geodesy en
dc.subject monsoon en
dc.title Moving water to South America as observed from space en
dc.type Preprint en

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