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Theories on formation of an anomalous anticyclone in western North Pacific during El Niño: A review
Description: The western North Pacific anomalous anticyclone (WNPAC) is an important atmospheric circulation system that conveys El Niño impact on East Asian climate. In this review paper, various theories on the formation and maintenance of the WNPAC, including warm pool atmosphere-ocean interaction, Indian Ocean capacitor, a combination mode that emphasizes nonlinear interaction between ENSO and annual cycle, moist enthalpy advection/Rossby wave modulation, and central Pacific SST forcing, are discussed. [Source: Journal of Meteorological Research]
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Source: Journal of Meteorological Research
Publish Date: 12/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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