Role of the Atmosphere in Climate Variability of the Tropical Atlantic

@inproceedings{RuizBarradas2003RoleOT,
  title={Role of the Atmosphere in Climate Variability of the Tropical Atlantic},
  author={Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas and James A. Carton and Sumant Nigam},
  year={2003}
}
This paper explores climate variability of the lower troposphere and boundary layer in the tropical Atlantic sector through a series of modeling simulations with a diagnostic primitive equation model. The focus is on the role that realistic diabatic heating and its vertical placement as well as surface temperature have in inducing/ reinforcing the local monthly wind circulation, the role that thermal and momentum transients play in the Tropics, the potential for feedbacks, and the way through… CONTINUE READING

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