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Hadley Circulation Response to Orbital Precession. Part I: Aquaplanets
Description: The response of the monsoonal and annual-mean Hadley circulation to orbital precession is examined in an idealized atmospheric general circulation model with an aquaplanet slab-ocean lower boundary. Contrary to expectations, the simulated monsoonal Hadley circulation is weaker when perihelion occurs at the summer solstice than when aphelion occurs at the summer solstice. [Source: Journal of Climate]
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Source: Journal of Climate
Publish Date: 2/1/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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