Meridional energy transport in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system: Scaling and numerical experiments

@article{Vallis2009MeridionalET,
  title={Meridional energy transport in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system: Scaling and numerical experiments},
  author={G. Vallis and R. Farneti},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={135},
  pages={1643-1660}
}
  • G. Vallis, R. Farneti
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • We explore meridional energy transfer in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system, with a focus on the extratropics. We present various elementary scaling arguments for the partitioning of the energy transfer between atmosphere and ocean, and illustrate those arguments by numerical experimentation. The numerical experiments are designed to explore the effects of changing various properties of the ocean (its size, geometry and diapycnal diffusivity), the atmosphere (its water vapour content) and the… CONTINUE READING
    Decomposing the meridional heat transport in the climate system
    23
    The importance of planetary rotation period for ocean heat transport.
    22
    What processes drive the ocean heat transport
    64
    Meridional energy transport in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system: Compensation and partitioning
    31
    Atmospheric Circulation of Terrestrial Exoplanets
    47

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 52 REFERENCES
    Mean Climate and Variability of the Atmosphere and Ocean on an Aquaplanet
    59
    Explorations of Atmosphere–Ocean–Ice Climates on an Aquaplanet and Their Meridional Energy Transports
    91
    The Partitioning of Poleward Heat Transport between the Atmosphere and Ocean
    81
    Poleward Heat Transport in a Barotropic Ocean Model
    21