Tropical Atlantic Variability : Patterns , Mechanisms , and Impacts

  title={Tropical Atlantic Variability : Patterns , Mechanisms , and Impacts},
  author={Shang-Ping Xie and James A. Carton},
This chapter reviews the progress made in the past decade in understanding tropical Atlantic climate variability. In addition to an equatorially anti-symmetric seasonal cycle forced directly by the seasonal march of the sun, Atlantic sea surface temperature (SST) displays a pronounced annual cycle on the equator that results from continental monsoon forcing and air-sea interaction. This cycle interacts with and regulates the meridional excursions of the Atlantic intertropical convergence zone… CONTINUE READING
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