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Geller et al. 2008

Geller, M.A., T. Zhou, and K. Hamilton, 2008: Morphology of tropical upwelling in the lower stratosphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 2360-2374, doi:10.1175/2007JAS2421.1.

Sensitivity tests of a mechanistic model of the mean meridional circulation driven by specified eddy forcing are conducted to investigate how the morphology of tropical upwelling in the lower stratosphere is related to the structure of the forcing expected to be associated with the stratospheric surf zone. The basic morphology of tropical upwelling is found to be similar among the mechanistic model forced with reasonable eddy fluxes, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) SKYHI GCM, U.K. Met Office (UKMO) analyses, and other climate models, indicating the robustness of the upwelling features. Atmospheric data are analyzed to characterize the interannual variability of wave drag. The influence of such variations on the interannual variability of tropical upwelling in the lower stratosphere is explored, which may help explain the observed interannual variability of stratospheric water vapor.

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BibTeX Citation

  author={Geller, M. A. and Zhou, T. and Hamilton, K.},
  title={Morphology of tropical upwelling in the lower stratosphere},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ge07000g
AU  - Geller, M. A.
AU  - Zhou, T.
AU  - Hamilton, K.
PY  - 2008
TI  - Morphology of tropical upwelling in the lower stratosphere
JA  - J. Atmos. Sci.
JO  - Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
VL  - 65
SP  - 2360
EP  - 2374
DO  - 10.1175/2007JAS2421.1
ER  -

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