Vol. 27, No. 4
August 2016

Table of Contents

Terrestrial, Atmospheric and
Oceanic Sciences (TAO)

1017-0839 (Print)
2311-7680 (Online)

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  • Shipping Routes in the South China Sea and Northern Indian Ocean and Associated Monsoonal Influences
    • Major shipping routes in the SCS and NIO are analyzed
    • Shipping routes change in the Arabian Sea due to summer southwest monsoon
    • No route change occurs in the SCS during the winter northeast monsoon
    • Author(s): Jau-Ming Chen, Pei-Hua Tan, Jin-Shuen Liu, and Yi-Jang Shiau
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.09.08.01
    • Key words: Monsoon, Northern Indian Ocean, South China Sea, Shipping route
  • A negative relationship between South China Sea summer monsoon and ENSO
    • Relationship between South China Sea summer monsoon (SCSSM) and ENSO is revealed
    • Effect of TC activity on SCSSM is examined
    • Physical mechanism of negative relationship between the twois introduced
    • Author(s): Jae-Won Choi and Yumi Cha
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.08.24.01
    • Key words: South China Sea summer monsoon, El Niño Southern Oscillation, Maritime Continent, Equatorial central Pacific, Walker Circulation
  • An Effective Gap Interpolation and Filtering (GIF) Method for Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-off Data
    • GIF method is proposed for Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-off data correction
    • GIF method is improving the accuracy displaying land, sea and clouds area
    • GIF method reach to invaluable support to monitor system related with SLC-off data
    • Author(s): Seulki Lee, Minji Cho, and Changwook Lee
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.07.18.02
    • Key words: Landsat 7 ETM+, SLC-off, Gap-filled, Interpolation
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  • Recent work on sprite spectrum in Taiwan
    • Sprite spectra recorded by two types of spectroimager (slit and slitless)
    • Calibrations for sprite spectra
    • Advantages and shortcomings of slit and slitless spectroimager
    • Author(s): Min-Ruey Lu, Pei-Yu Chen, Cheng-Ling Kuo, Chien-Chung Chou, Bin-Xing Wu, Abe Shinsuke, Han-Tzong Su, Rue-Ron Hsu, Sheng-Hsiang Wang, Neng-Huei Lin, Lou-Chuang Lee
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.08.26.02
    • Key words: Sprite, Spectroimager, Lightning
  • The degradation of ISUAL Imager and far-ultraviolet spectrophotometer
    • Elves can be used as a standard light source to calibrate the ISUAL detectors
    • Annual degradations of the ISUAL Imager and the FUV SP are ~8% and 9.7% respectively
    • Degradation must be taken into account for the ISUAL and similar space missions
    • Author(s): Shu-Chun Chang, Rue-Ron Hsu, Han-Tzong Su, Alfred B. Chen, Cheng-Ling Kuo, Jung-Kung Chou, Yeng-Jung Wu, Kang-Ming Peng
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.08.26.01
    • Key words: Imager of Sprites and Upper Atmospheric Lightnings (ISUAL), Transient Luminous Events (TLEs), Far-ultraviolet Spectrophotometer, Elves
  • Selected results from the ISUAL/FORMOSAT2 mission
    • A report on the salient results of the ISUAL transient luminous event mission
    • The global distribution and occurrence rate of TLEs are presented
    • The characteristics of the TLEs inferred from the ISUAL data are discussed
    • Author(s): Rue-Ron Hsu, Han-Tzong Su, Alfred Bing-Chih Chen, and Cheng-Ling Kuo
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.08.23.01
    • Key words: ISUAL, FORMOSAT2, Transient luminous events (TLEs), Space electricity, Atmospheric electricity
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  • Assessing the Water Resources Vulnerability and Resilience of Southern Taiwan to Climate Change
    • Water vulnerability and resilience were assessed with graded indictors
    • Impacts projected by 3 GCMs with 2 scenarios over 2 time periods were evaluated
    • Cross-space adaption measures were proposed for sustainable water in Tainan City
    • Author(s): Ming-Hsu Li, Kai-Jia Tseng, Ching-Pin Tung, Dong-Sin Shih, and Tzu-Ming Liu
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.08.23.02(CCA)
    • Key words: Climate change, Water resources, Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaptation measures
  • Simulation of Monsoon Effect on Typhoon Rainfall Potential - Typhoon Morakot (2009)
    • Monsoon wind field was reasonably simulated via 3D-VAR data assimilation
    • Accumulated typhoon rainfall is sensitive to regional water vapor and wind speed
    • Coupling effects of SW monsoon on typhoon rainfall can be numerically evaluated
    • Author(s): Yi-Ling Chang, Hsi-Chyi Yeh, Gin-Rong Liu, Chian-Yi Liu, Chung-Chih Liu, and Tang-Huang Lin
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.08.17.01(CCA)
    • Key words: Typhoon rainfall potential, Southwesterly monsoon, Low-level wind speed, Convergence, Water vapor content, WRF model, 3D-Var system
  • Assessing Impact of Climate Change on the Hydrology of Gilgel Abbay and Gumara Watersheds, the upper Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia
    • Climatic impacts of Gilgel Abbay and Gumara watersheds were assessed
    • Increasing runoffs are projected for both dry and wet seasons
    • Variations of projected evapotranspiration are insignificant
    • Author(s): Hailu Sheferaw Ayele, Ming-Hsu Li, Ching-Pin Tung, and Tzu-Ming Liu
    • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2016.07.30.01
    • Key words: Climate Change, Hydrological Cycle, Gilgel Abbay and Gumara Watersheds, GWLF, Runoff
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