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The Tropical Precipitation Response to Andes Topography and Ocean Heat Fluxes in an Aquaplanet Model
Description: This aquaplanet modeling study using the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Atmospheric Model, version 2.1 (GFDL AM2.1), examines how ocean energy transport and topography influence the location of tropical precipitation. Adding realistic Andes topography regionally displaces tropical rainfall from the equator into the Northern Hemisphere, even when the wind-evaporation feedback is disabled. [Source: Journal of Climate]
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Source: Journal of Climate
Publish Date: 1/1/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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