The U.S. CLIVAR High Latitude Surface Flux Working Group was formed in January 2008, with the particular goal of addressing some of the challenges associated with air-sea and air-ice-ocean exchanges in Arctic, Antarctic, and Southern Ocean regions. The working group activities are motivated by several identified deficiencies in estimates of high latitude surface fluxes (e.g., sensible and latent heat, radiative fluxes, stress, and gas fluxes).
|High Latitude Surface Flux Working Group|
|Mark Bourassa, co-chair||Florida State University|
|Sarah Gille, co-chair||Scripps Institution of Oceanography|
|Ed Andreas||Northwest Research Associates|
|Cecilia Bitz||University of Washington|
|David Carlson||International Polar Year Program Office|
|Ivana Cerovecki||Scripps Institution of Oceanography|
|Will Drennen||University of Miami|
|Chris Fairall||NOAA ESRL CIRES|
|Gudrun Magnusdottir||University of California, Irvine|
|Rachel Pinker||University of Maryland|
|Ian Renfrew||University of East Anglia|
|Mark Serreze||University of Colorado|
|Kevin Speer||Florida State University|
|Lynne Talley||Scripps Institution of Oceanography|
|Gary Wick||NOAA ERSL|
Terms of Reference
- Assess status of flux products for momentum and heat in high-latitude regimes, providing an honest assessment of the state of flux products; evaluate commonalities between Arctic and Antarctic. These will be assessed on a variety of spatial/temporal scales that are important to the user community.
- On the basis of the flux assessment, identify priorities for continued flux observations, parameterizations, and requirements for updated reanalyses and gridded flux products.