Large-scale dynamics and global warming

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Predictions of future climate change raise a variety of issues in large-scale atmospheric and oceanic dynamics. Several of these are reviewed in this essay, including the sensitivty of the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean to increasing freshwater input at high latitudes; the possibility of greenhouse cooling in the southern oceans; the sensitivity of monsoonal circulations to differential warming of the two hemispheres; the response of midlatitude storms to changing temperature gradients and increasing water vapor in the atmosphere; and the possible importance of positive feedback between the mean winds and eddy-induced heating in the polar stratosphere. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-241
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin - American Meteorological Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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