Linear simulation of the stationary eddies in a general circulation model. Part I: the no- mountain model.

S. Nigam, I. M. Held, S. W. Lyons

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Abstract

The GCM simulated has a flat lower boundary, so that the stationary eddies can be thought of as forced by heating (sensible, latent and radiative) and time-averaged transient eddy flux convergences. The distribution of the diabatic heating and transient eddy flux convergences and the zonally symmetric basic state are taken directly from the GCM's climatology for Northern winter (DJF) . Strong Rayleigh friction is included in the linear model wherever the zonal mean wind is small, as well as near the surface. The linear model is found to simulate the stationary eddy pattern of the GCM with considerable skill in both midlatitudes and the tropics. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2944-2961
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume43
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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