author = "Pezzi, Luciano Ponzi and Catalbiano, A. C. and Chalenor, P.",
          affiliation = "Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Centro de 
                         Previs{\~a}o de Tempo e Estudos Clim{\'a}ticos (CPTEC)",
                title = "Satellite observations of the Pacific tropical instability waves 
                         characteristics and their interannual variability",
              journal = "International Journal of Remote Sensing",
                 year = "2006",
               volume = "27",
               number = "08",
                pages = "1581--1599",
                month = "Apr.",
             keywords = "tropical Instability waves, satellite, tropical Pacific, sea 
                         surface temperature.",
             abstract = "Descriptions of tropical instability wave (TIW) characteristics in 
                         the tropical Pacific Ocean as a function of the large-scale 
                         climate conditions and interannual variability, such as the El 
                         Niņo southern oscillation, are made based on satellite data. As 
                         others have found, the TIW ocean atmosphere coupling is caused by 
                         atmospheric boundary layer instability and mixing. Our 
                         observational investigation extends some of these previous 
                         findings and suggests that this mechanism of coupled variability 
                         of the wind and sea surface temperature may occur not only during 
                         La Nina years, when TIWs are more active, but whenever the TIWs 
                         are active. The sea surface temperature and height anomaly 
                         covariability phase shift might occur also independent of the TIW 
                         season activity. There is evidence that TIW activity increases 
                         when under strengthened wind stress conditions either in La Nina 
                         years or, by analogy, when oceanic numerical simulations are 
                         carried out with stronger wind stress. Observational results show 
                         larger TIW wavelengths and shorter periods when the ocean is under 
                         the action of strengthened wind stress. On this observational 
                         study this occurs when La Nina conditions prevail on the 
                         equatorial Pacific.",
           copyholder = "SID/SCD",
                 issn = "0143-1161",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "Pezzi. satellite.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "28 jan. 2021"