publication . Doctoral thesis . 1992

Intraseasonal relationships between tropical heating and extratropical jets

Neith, Michael T.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 1992
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Intraseasonal variations of the northern midlatitude circulation and their relationships with the global tropical heating field are investigated using climate model fields. The greatest intraseasonal variance in the midlatitude flow is found in the vicinity of the time mean jets, and in the areas immediately downstream of these jet exits. The model kinetic energy field associated with these jets shows a clear 30-60 day variation and eastward propagation within and between the different jet regions. This intraseasonal behavior is found to be well correlated with heating anomalies in specific parts of th...
free text keywords: Teleconnections, Intraseasonal oscillations, Tropical heating, Extratropical jets
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