Spontaneous Stratospheric QBO-like Oscillations Simulated by the GFDL SKYHI General Circulation Model

@inproceedings{Hamilton2001SpontaneousSQ,
  title={Spontaneous Stratospheric QBO-like Oscillations Simulated by the GFDL SKYHI General Circulation Model},
  author={Kevin Hamilton and John P. Wilson and Richard S. Hemler},
  year={2001}
}
The tropical stratospheric mean flow behavior in a series of integrations with high vertical resolution versions of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) ‘‘SKYHI’’ model is examined. At sufficiently high vertical and horizontal model resolution, the simulated stratospheric zonal winds exhibit a strong equatorially centered oscillation with downward propagation of the wind reversals and with formation of strong vertical shear layers. This appears to be a spontaneous internally… CONTINUE READING