Air - Sea Interaction & Climate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Data Center Description
The objectives of the NASA Air-Sea Interaction & Climate office are to:
-take a synergistic and interdisciplinary approach to apply space-based observations, ground-based measurements, and numerical model to study the coupled ocean-atmosphere system.
-improve the monitoring, from space, of ocean-atmosphere exchanges in momentum, heat and water.
-study how these exchanges force ocean circulation and distribute the heat, water, greenhouse gases, and nutrients stored in the ocean.
-We examine the effect of these exchanges on the enery and hydrologic balances in the atmosphere.
-focus on seasonal-to-interannual variability and predictability, but also examine how such variability is affected by shorter time scales (intra-seasonal) changes and longer time scales (decadal) trend. We are planning to study the manifest of long-term and global variability in local and near-term hazards, such as hurricane and monsoon.