Formation and maintenance of the extratropical tropopause by baroclinic eddies

@inproceedings{HaynesFormationAM,
  title={Formation and maintenance of the extratropical tropopause by baroclinic eddies},
  author={Peter Haynes and John F. Scinocca and M Victoria Greenslade}
}
Numerical simulations in a simple atmospheric model show that a realistic extratropical tropopause structure, marked by a strong change both in meteorological variables such as lapse rate and in transport characteristics, may be achieved solely through the stirring effects of baroclinic eddies acting against a smooth thermal relaxation. The flow self-organizes to give a transport structure that has a sharp transition in the vertical. Below the transition level the eddies stir across entire… CONTINUE READING
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