Simulating Southern Hemisphere extra-tropical climate variability with an idealized coupled atmosphere-ocean model

Kurzke, H.; Kurgansky, M. V.; Dethloff, K.; Handorf, D.; Olbers, D.; Eden, C.; Sempf, M.
July 2011
Geoscientific Model Development Discussions;2011, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p1907
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which focuses on creating a simulation of the extra-tropical climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere (SH) using a combined atmosphere-ocean model. It relates that the said model combines the idealized quasi-geographic model of SH's wintertime atmospheric circulation with a general ocean circulation model. It notes that the model's development is motivated by the need to determine the role of atmosphere-ocean interaction in shaping climate variability.


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