The Tropical Eastern Pacific Seasonal Cycle : Assessment of Errors and Mechanisms in IPCC AR 4 Coupled Ocean – Atmosphere General Circulation Models

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Warmer SST and more rain in the Northern Hemisphere are observed year-round in the tropical eastern Pacific with southerly wind crossing the equator toward the atmospheric heating. The southerlies are minimal during boreal spring, when two precipitation maxima straddle the equator. Fourteen atmosphere– ocean coupled GCMs from the Coupled Model… (More)

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