Observational constraints on atmospheric and oceanic cross ‐ equatorial heat transports : revisiting the precipitation asymmetry problem in climate models

@inproceedings{Loeb2015ObservationalCO,
  title={Observational constraints on atmospheric and oceanic cross ‐ equatorial heat transports : revisiting the precipitation asymmetry problem in climate models},
  author={Norman G. Loeb and Hailan Wang and A. Y. Cheng and Seiji Kato and John T. Fasullo and Kuan Xu and Richard P Allan},
  year={2015}
}
A number of recent studies have shown a strong link between hemispheric asymmetry in tropical precipitation and the atmospheric energy budget. The energetics framework has been used to explain why the mean position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is in the Northern Hemisphere (Frierson et al. 2013; Marshall et al. 2013), to demonstrate the large-scale circulation and precipitation responses to changes in the hemispheric distribution of heating due to various forcing mechanisms… CONTINUE READING