Equatorial Superrotation and the Factors Controlling the Zonal-Mean Zonal Winds in the Tropical Upper Troposphere

@inproceedings{Kraucunas2005EquatorialSA,
  title={Equatorial Superrotation and the Factors Controlling the Zonal-Mean Zonal Winds in the Tropical Upper Troposphere},
  author={Ian Kraucunas and Dennis L. Hartmann},
  year={2005}
}
  • Ian Kraucunas, Dennis L. Hartmann
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • The response of the zonal-mean zonal winds in the tropical upper troposphere to thermal forcing in the Tropics is studied using an idealized general circulation model with 18 vertical levels and simplified atmospheric physics. The model produces a conventional general circulation, with deep easterly flow over the equator, when integrated using zonally invariant and hemispherically symmetric boundary conditions, but persistent equatorial superrotation (westerly zonal-mean flow over the equator… CONTINUE READING

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