TROPICAL CIRCULATION IN A TIME-INTEGRATION OF A GLOBAL MODEL OF THE ATMOSPHERE

S MANABE S, JL HOLLOWAY, HM STONE HM

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Abstract

An analysis is made of the structure and energetics of the tropical circulation which emerged from a numerical time integration of a global circulation model with realistic orography. In general, both the kinetic energy of the tropical cyclones and that of the planetary-scale disturbances in the model tropics are chiefly maintained by the conversion of available potential energy generated by the heat of condensation. However, the planetary-scale disturbances in the upper troposphere of the tropics seem to be also affected by various factors such as the interaction with higher latitudes and land-sea- contrast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)580-613
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1970

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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