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Rossow et al. 2005

Rossow, W.B., G. Tselioudis, A. Polak, and C. Jakob, 2005: Tropical climate described as a distribution of weather states indicated by distinct mesoscale cloud property mixtures. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L21812, doi:10.1029/2005GL024584.

An analysis approach that uses the patterns of cloud property joint distributions at mesoscale (cloud type mixtures) from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project to identify distinct weather states of the tropical atmosphere is extended to the whole tropics covering the period 1983-2004. These patterns can be used as the basis for multi-scale, multi-variate compositing of other observations to understand how tropical cloud systems affect the atmospheric diabatic heating and interact with the large scale circulation. We illustrate how variations of the tropical climate on longer time scales can be described in terms of the changes in the frequency of occurrence of these weather states with their associated multi-variate relationships.

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@article{ro09700z,
  author={Rossow, W. B. and Tselioudis, G. and Polak, A. and Jakob, C.},
  title={Tropical climate described as a distribution of weather states indicated by distinct mesoscale cloud property mixtures},
  year={2005},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},
  volume={32},
  pages={L21812},
  doi={10.1029/2005GL024584},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ro09700z
AU  - Rossow, W. B.
AU  - Tselioudis, G.
AU  - Polak, A.
AU  - Jakob, C.
PY  - 2005
TI  - Tropical climate described as a distribution of weather states indicated by distinct mesoscale cloud property mixtures
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 32
SP  - L21812
DO  - 10.1029/2005GL024584
ER  -

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