The Relative Humidity in an Isentropic Advection – Condensation Model : Limited Poleward Influence and Properties of Subtropical Minima

@inproceedings{OGorman2011TheRH,
  title={The Relative Humidity in an Isentropic Advection – Condensation Model : Limited Poleward Influence and Properties of Subtropical Minima},
  author={Paul A. O’Gorman and N. Lamquin},
  year={2011}
}
An idealized model of advection and condensation of water vapor is considered as a representation of processes influencing the humidity distribution along isentropic surfaces in the free troposphere. Results are presented for how the mean relative humidity distribution varies in response to changes in the distribution of saturation specific humidity and in the amplitude of a tropical moisture source. Changes in the tropical moisture source are found to have little effect on the relative… CONTINUE READING