Glacial cooling in the tropics: Exploring the roles of tropospheric water vapor, surface wind speed, and boundary layer processes

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2000
Authors  Seager, R.; Clement, A. C.; Cane, M. A.
Journal Title  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume  57
Issue  13
Pages  2144-2157
Journal Date  Jul 1
ISBN Number  0022-4928
Accession Number  ISI:000087902000012
Key Words  ice-age; climate; temperature; maximum; parameterization; sensitivity; atmosphere; convection; humidity; moisture
Abstract  

This paper is a modeling study of possible roles for tropospheric water vapor, surface wind speed, and boundary layer processes in glacial cooling in the Tropics. The authors divide the Tropics into a region of persistent deep convection and a subtropical region with no deep convection. The regions are coupled via a radiatively driven Hadley cell and a wind-driven meridional overturning cell in the ocean. Radiation and the convective boundary layer (CBL) are treated in some detail.

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