Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Response to Pacific Tropical Instability Waves

  title={Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Response to Pacific Tropical Instability Waves},
  author={Richard Justin Small and Shang-Ping Xie and Yuqing Q. Wang}
Tropical instability waves (TIWs) are 1000-km-long waves that appear along the sea surface temperature (SST) front of the equatorial cold tongue in the eastern Pacific. The study investigates the atmospheric planetary boundary layer (PBL) response to TIW-induced SST variations using a high-resolution regional climate model. An investigation is made of the importance of pressure gradients induced by changes in air temperature and moisture, and vertical mixing, which is parameterized in the model… CONTINUE READING
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