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(Colloque international - 1979)

Document title

The interannual variability of the ocean-atmosphere system as a consequence of feedback mechanisms in Evolution des atmosphères planétaires et climatologie de la terre=Evolution of planetary atmospheres and climatology of the earth.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REITER E. R. ; Centre national d'Etudes spatiales. (CNES) ; 

Abstract

Of the terms entering into the heat budget equation for an oceanic volume, the role of variable oceanic advective transport and of variable heat loss to the atmosphere is investigated. Changes in the water transport of the Kuroshio, possibly tied to trends in the u-component of the trade winds, may affect long-term sea-surface temperature (SST) behavior off the coast of Japan. Short-term fluctuations of SST with large amplitudes appear to be in part caused by meandering characteristics of the ocean current, but perhaps even more so by local air-sea interaction. Zonal atmospheric wind stress variations strongly affect the meridional SST anomaly gradients in the Central North Pacific-even more so than the meridional SST anomaly gradients in the Central North Pacific-, even more so than the SST anomalies.

Source

Congrès

Colloque international ()

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1979)

Millesime : 1979 [pp. 509-522]

Bibliographic references : 23 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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