Sea Surface Temperature, Surface Wind Divergence, and Convection over Tropical Oceans.

@article{Graham1987SeaST,
  title={Sea Surface Temperature, Surface Wind Divergence, and Convection over Tropical Oceans.},
  author={Nicholas E. Graham and Tim Barnett},
  journal={Science},
  year={1987},
  volume={238 4827},
  pages={657-9}
}
Large-scale convection over the warm tropical oceans provides an important portion of the driving energy for the general circulation of the atmosphere. Analysis of regional associations between ocean temperature, surface wind divergence, and convection produced two important results. First, over broad regions of the Indian and Pacific oceans, sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in excess of 27.5 degrees C are required for large-scale deep convection to occur. However, SSTs above that temperature… CONTINUE READING
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