The climatology of the Red Sea - part 1: the wind

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623670
Title:
The climatology of the Red Sea - part 1: the wind
Authors:
Langodan, Sabique ( 0000-0003-0513-1790 ) ; Cavaleri, Luigi; Vishwanadhapalli, Yesubabu; Pomaro, Angela ( 0000-0001-9351-071X ) ; Bertotti, Luciana; Hoteit, Ibrahim ( 0000-0002-3751-4393 )
Abstract:
The wind climatology of the Red Sea is described based on a 30-year high-resolution regional reanalysis generated using the Advanced Weather Research Forecasting model. The model was reinitialized on a daily basis with ERA-Interim global data and regional observations were assimilated using a cyclic three-dimensional variational approach. The reanalysis products were validated against buoy and scatterometers data. We describe the wind climatology and identify four major systems that determine the wind patterns in the Red Sea. Each system has a well-defined origin, and consequently different characteristics along the year. After analysing the relevant features of the basin in terms of their climatology, we investigate possible long-term trends in each system. It is found that there is a definite tendency towards lowering the strength of the wind speed, but at a different rate for different systems and periods of the year.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Langodan S, Cavaleri L, Vishwanadhapalli Y, Pomaro A, Bertotti L, et al. (2017) The climatology of the Red Sea - part 1: the wind. International Journal of Climatology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.5103.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
International Journal of Climatology
Issue Date:
12-May-2017
DOI:
10.1002/joc.5103
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0899-8418
Sponsors:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) funded this research. This research made use of the resources of the Supercomputing Laboratory and/or computer clusters at KAUST. Luigi Cavaleri has been partly supported by the KAUST during his visits for research collaborations.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.5103/full
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dc.contributor.authorLangodan, Sabiqueen
dc.contributor.authorCavaleri, Luigien
dc.contributor.authorVishwanadhapalli, Yesubabuen
dc.contributor.authorPomaro, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorBertotti, Lucianaen
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-22T06:45:40Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-22T06:45:40Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-12en
dc.identifier.citationLangodan S, Cavaleri L, Vishwanadhapalli Y, Pomaro A, Bertotti L, et al. (2017) The climatology of the Red Sea - part 1: the wind. International Journal of Climatology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.5103.en
dc.identifier.issn0899-8418en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/joc.5103en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623670-
dc.description.abstractThe wind climatology of the Red Sea is described based on a 30-year high-resolution regional reanalysis generated using the Advanced Weather Research Forecasting model. The model was reinitialized on a daily basis with ERA-Interim global data and regional observations were assimilated using a cyclic three-dimensional variational approach. The reanalysis products were validated against buoy and scatterometers data. We describe the wind climatology and identify four major systems that determine the wind patterns in the Red Sea. Each system has a well-defined origin, and consequently different characteristics along the year. After analysing the relevant features of the basin in terms of their climatology, we investigate possible long-term trends in each system. It is found that there is a definite tendency towards lowering the strength of the wind speed, but at a different rate for different systems and periods of the year.en
dc.description.sponsorshipKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) funded this research. This research made use of the resources of the Supercomputing Laboratory and/or computer clusters at KAUST. Luigi Cavaleri has been partly supported by the KAUST during his visits for research collaborations.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.5103/fullen
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: The climatology of the Red Sea - part 1: the wind, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5103. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en
dc.titleThe climatology of the Red Sea - part 1: the winden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Climatologyen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Marine Sciences; CNR - National Research Council; Venice Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionWeather and Climate Research Group; National Atmospheric Research Laboratory; Gadanki Andhra Pradesh Indiaen
kaust.authorLangodan, Sabiqueen
kaust.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
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