Dry and Moist Atmospheric Circulation with Uniform Sea‐Surface Temperature

  title={Dry and Moist Atmospheric Circulation with Uniform
  author={D.L. Suhas and Jai Sukhatme and Nili Harnik},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
The steady and transient response of ”dynamically” dry and moist atmospheres to uniform sea-surface temperature (SST) is studied. Specifically, the latent heat (Lv) of water vapor is varied, so that for small Lv, water substance is essentially a passive tracer from a dynamical point of view. Despite the lack of SST gradients, a general circulation with Hadley and Ferrel cells is observed for relatively stronger moist coupling. Organized precipitation patterns via equatorial waves appear to play… Expand


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