The annual cycle in equatorial convection and sea surface temperature

@inproceedings{Mitchell1992TheAC,
  title={The annual cycle in equatorial convection and sea surface temperature},
  author={Todd P. Mitchell and John Michael Wallace},
  year={1992}
}
Abstract The coupled atmosphere–ocean system in the equatorial eastern Pacific and Atlantic exhibits a distinct annual cycle that is reflected in contrasting conditions at the times of the two equinoxes. The contrasts are so strong that they dominate the annual march of zonally averaged outgoing longwave radiation for the equatorial belt. The March equinox corresponds to the warm season when the equatorial cold tongues in the eastern Pacific and Atlantic are absent. With the onset of summer… CONTINUE READING

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