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The balance of kinetic and total energy simulated by the OSU two-level atmospheric general circulation model for January and JulyA three-year simulation which prescribes seasonally varying solar radiation and sea surface temperature is the basis of the present study of the horizontal structure of the balances of kinetic and total energy simulated by Oregon State University's two-level atmospheric general circulation model. Mechanisms responsible for the local energy changes are identified, and the energy balance requirement's fulfilment is examined. In January, the vertical integral of the total energy shows large amounts of external heating over the North Pacific and Atlantic, together with cooling over most of the land area of the Northern Hemisphere. In July, an overall seasonal reversal is found. Both seasons are also characterized by strong energy flux divergence in the tropics, in association with the poleward transport of heat and momentum.
Document ID
19840063389
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Wang, J.-T. (Oregon State Univ. Corvallis, OR, United States)
Gates, W. L. (Oregon State University Corvallis, OR, United States)
Kim, J.-W. (Oregon State University Corvallis, OR; Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Monthly Weather Review
Volume: 112
ISSN: 0027-0644
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-5353
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-80-01702
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