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Druyan et al. 1986

Druyan, L.M., Z. Alperson, and T. Ben-Amram, 1986: Synoptic impacts of NOAA 6/TIROS N data on numerical circulation forecasts. J. Geophys. Res., 91, no. C2, 2249-2262, doi:10.1029/JC091iC02p02249.

Profiles of retrieved satellite observed temperatures provided to the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) by the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service were used to enhance the specification of atmospheric conditions during three winter periods. Introduction of the satellite data was via three alternative schemes, and the enhanced specifications were used to initialize 48-hour numerical forecasts with the IMS five-layer primitive equation model; control forecasts were run in parallel from initial conditions without the satellite data. The study selects one forecast from each period for which discernible impacts on forecast synoptic fields can be attributed to the different initializations. The first two case studies examine the results of only one assimilation scheme and the third relates to all three schemes. Verification of the prognostics show the positive impact of including satellite temperatures in the initialization, but there were also examples of negative impact.

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  author={Druyan, L. M. and Alperson, Z. and Ben-Amram, T.},
  title={Synoptic impacts of NOAA 6/TIROS N data on numerical circulation forecasts},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},

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ID  - dr05400t
AU  - Druyan, L. M.
AU  - Alperson, Z.
AU  - Ben-Amram, T.
PY  - 1986
TI  - Synoptic impacts of NOAA 6/TIROS N data on numerical circulation forecasts
JA  - J. Geophys. Res.
JO  - Journal of Geophysical Research
VL  - 91
IS  - C2
SP  - 2249
EP  - 2262
DO  - 10.1029/JC091iC02p02249
ER  -

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