Climate Variability Studies with a Primitive Equation Model of the Equatorial Pacific.

Latif, Mojib , Maierreimer, E. and Olbers, D. (1985) Climate Variability Studies with a Primitive Equation Model of the Equatorial Pacific. In: Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models. . Elsevier Oceanography Series, 40 . Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 63-81. DOI 10.1016/S0422-9894(08)70703-7.

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Abstract

A primitive equation equatorial model has been developed to study climate variability due to wind and thermodynamic forcing in an equatorial region. The model basin extends from 30° S to 30° N and zonally over 140°, has a variable horizontal resolution (50–800 km) and 13 vertical levels. Experiments are performed with observed annual cycle as well as 32 years of observed bimonthly wind data. A preliminary analysis of these experiments shows that the model is capable of simulating the basic pattern of annual as well as interannual variability of the Pacific Ocean. In particular, the model response shows evidence of the major El Niños which occurred between 1947 and 1978.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Meteorology; Climatology; climate variability; Pacific; climate modeling
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1016/S0422-9894(08)70703-7
ISSN: 0078-3226
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 13:47
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 13:12
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/13250

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