Dynamical formation of an extratropical tropopause inversion layer in a relatively simple general circulation model

@inproceedings{Son2007DynamicalFO,
  title={Dynamical formation of an extratropical tropopause inversion layer in a relatively simple general circulation model},
  author={Seok-Woo Son and Lorenzo M. Polvani},
  year={2007}
}
[1] The key factors contributing to the formation and maintenance of the recently discovered extra-tropical tropopause inversion layer are presently unclear. In this study, it is shown that such a layer can form as a consequence of the turbulent dynamics of synoptic-scale baroclinic eddies alone, in the absence of explicitly parameterized, small-scale, radiative-convective processes. A simple general circulation model, initialized from a state of rest, and driven with idealized forcings, is… CONTINUE READING

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