The Wintertime Southern Hemisphere Split Jet : Structure , Variability , and Evolution

@inproceedings{BALSELSHOLZ2001TheWS,
  title={The Wintertime Southern Hemisphere Split Jet : Structure , Variability , and Evolution},
  author={TERESA M. BALS-ELSHOLZ and EYAD H. ATALLAH and LANCE F. BOSART and THOMAS A. WASULA and MICHAEL J. CEMPA and Anthony R. Lupo},
  year={2001}
}
  • TERESA M. BALS-ELSHOLZ, EYAD H. ATALLAH, +3 authors Anthony R. Lupo
  • Published 2001
A persistent feature of the Southern Hemisphere upper-level time-mean flow is the presence of a split jet across the South Pacific east of Australia during the austral winter. The split jet is composed of the subtropical jet (STJ) on its equatorward branch and the polar front jet (PFJ) on its poleward branch. The NCEP–NCAR reanalysis is used to investigate the structure and evolution of the split jet. Results show that the presence/ absence of the PFJ determines the degree of split flow, given… CONTINUE READING