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The Climate Forecast System (CFS), the fully coupled ocean-land-atmosphere dynamical seasonal prediction system that became operational at NCEP in August 2004, is described and evaluated in this paper. The CFS provides important advances in operational seasonal prediction on a number of fronts. For the first time in the history of U.S. operational seasonal(More)
We present a novel measurement setup for monitoring changes in leaf water status using nondestructive terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). Previous studies on a variety of plants showed the principal applicability of THz-TDS. In such setups, decreasing leaf water content directly correlates with increasing THz transmission. Our new system allows(More)
Increasing drought periods as a result of global climate change pose a threat to many tree species by possibly outpacing their adaptive capabilities. Revealing the genetic basis of drought stress response is therefore implemental for future conservation strategies and risk assessment. Access to informative genomic regions is however challenging, especially(More)
A neural network (NN) technique to fill gaps in satellite data is introduced, linking satellite-derived fields of interest with other satellites and in situ physical observations. Satellite-derived "ocean color" (OC) data are used in this study because OC variability is primarily driven by biological processes related and correlated in complex, nonlinear(More)
The present paper analyses the community structure of ectomycorrhiza (ECM) and arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) fungi associated with seven different poplar clone types growing in a patch system on soil from four different former land use types, originating from spruce forest, poplar stand, grassland and cornfield. We determined the extent to which ECM and AM(More)
Recently available satellite sea-surface salinity (SSS) fields provide important global data for assimilating into ocean forecast systems. Although an ocean state variable, previous measurements comprised only in situ observations, which were and continue to be extremely sparse in time and space; although, in situ salinity observations have notably(More)
NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry has been producing real-time altimetry products from ERS-1 and ERS-2 since 1995. Significant enhancements are made to ESA's fast-delivery data sets, most notably the addition of orbit information provided by the Delft University of Technology. In late 1998, several enhancements were made to the NOAA/Delft altimetry(More)