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Rossow et al. 2016

Rossow, W.B., Y.-C. Zhang, and G. Tselioudis, 2016: Atmospheric diabatic heating in different weather states and the general circulation. J. Climate, 29, no. 3, 1059-1065, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0760.1.

Analysis of multiple global satellite products identifies distinctive weather states of the atmosphere from the mesoscale pattern of cloud properties and quantifies the associated diabatic heating/cooling by radiative flux divergence, precipitation and surface sensible heat flux. The results show that the forcing for the atmospheric general circulation is a very dynamic process, varying strongly at weather space-time scales, and comprised of relatively infrequent, strong heating events by "stormy" weather and more nearly continuous, weak cooling by "fair" weather. Such behavior undercuts the value of analyses of time-averaged energy exchanges in observations or numerical models. We propose that an analysis of the joint time-related variations of the Global Weather States and the general circulation on weather space-time scales might be used to establish useful "feedback-like" relationships between cloud processes and the large-scale circulation.

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@article{ro01510v,
  author={Rossow, W. B. and Zhang, Y.-C. and Tselioudis, G.},
  title={Atmospheric diabatic heating in different weather states and the general circulation},
  year={2016},
  journal={J. Climate},
  volume={29},
  number={3},
  pages={1059--1065},
  doi={10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0760.1},
}

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AU  - Rossow, W. B.
AU  - Zhang, Y.-C.
AU  - Tselioudis, G.
PY  - 2016
TI  - Atmospheric diabatic heating in different weather states and the general circulation
JA  - J. Climate
VL  - 29
IS  - 3
SP  - 1059
EP  - 1065
DO  - 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0760.1
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