publication . Article . 2011

seasonal distributions of diabatic heating during the first garp global experiment

Ming-Ying Wei; Donald R. Johnson; Ronald D. Townsend;
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  • Published: 30 Dec 2011 Journal: Tellus A, volume 35A, pages 241-255 (issn: 0280-6495, eissn: 1600-0870, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The seasonal and annual global distributions of diabatic heating during the First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) are estimated using the isentropic mass continuity equation. The data used are from the FGGE Level IIIa analyses generated by the United States National Meteorological Center. Spatially and temporally coherent diabatic heating distributions are obtained from the isentropic planetary scale mass circulation that is forced by large-scale heat sources and sinks. The diabatic heating in the Northern Hemisphere is closely associated with the distribution of land and ocean. While cooling prevails over Eurasia and North America and heating occurs along the eas...
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free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Northern Hemisphere, Subtropics, Diabatic, Moist convection, Tropics, Mathematics, Monsoon, Anticyclone, Atmospheric sciences, Climatology
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publication . Article . 2011

seasonal distributions of diabatic heating during the first garp global experiment

Ming-Ying Wei; Donald R. Johnson; Ronald D. Townsend;