The typhoon-induced drying of the Maritime Continent

Enrico Scoccimarro, Silvio Gualdi, Alessio Bellucci, Daniele Peano, Annalisa Cherchi, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Antonio Navarra

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The Maritime Continent plays a role in the global circulation pattern, due to the energy released by convective condensation over the region which influences the global atmospheric circulation. We demonstrate that tropical cyclones contribute to drying the Maritime Continent atmosphere, influencing the definition of the onset of the dry season. The process was investigated using observational data and reanalysis. Our findings were confirmed by numerical experiments using low- and high-resolution versions of the CMCCCM2 General Circulation Model contributing to the HighResMIP CMIP6 effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3983-3988
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 25 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


  • Maritime continent
  • Precipitation
  • Tropical cyclone
  • Typhoon


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