The role of water vapor and convection during the Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment from observations and model simulations

U. Lohmann, E. Roeckner, W. D. Collins, A. J. Heymsfield, G. M. McFarquhar, T. P. Barnett

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Abstract

Field measurements from the Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment (CEPEX) conducted from March 7 to April 5, 1993, are used to study the link between water vapour, convection, and sea surface temperature (SST) in a region of particular importance to global climate. The data are compared with results from a general circulation model (GCM). Three high-resolution simulations were carried out with slightly different initial conditions using European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) analyses from March 1, 1993, and forced with the observed SST as lower boundary conditions. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26,229-26,245
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume100
Issue numberD12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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