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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-657057
DOI: 10.1002/2016MS000748
Zitationen: 5
Web of Science
Zitationen: 5

The tropical rain belts with an annual cycle and a continent model intercomparison project: TRACMIP

Voigt, A.; Biasutti, M.; Scheff, J.; Bader, J.; Bordoni, S.; Codron, F.; Dixon, R. D.; Jonas, J.; Kang, S. M.; Klingaman, N. P.; Leung, R.; Lu, J.; Mapes, B.; Maroon, E. A.; Mcdermid, S.; Park, J.-y.; Roehrig, R.; Rose, B. E. J.; Russell, G. L.; Seo, J.; ... mehr

This paper introduces the Tropical Rain belts with an Annual cycle and a Continent Model Intercomparison Project (TRACMIP). TRACMIP studies the dynamics of tropical rain belts and their response to past and future radiative forcings through simulations with 13 comprehensive and one simplified atmosphere models coupled to a slab ocean and driven by seasonally varying insolation. Five idealized experiments, two with an aquaplanet setup and three with a setup with an idealized tropical continent, fill the space between prescribed-SST aquaplanet simulations and realistic simulations provided by CMIP5/6. The simulations reproduce key features of present-day climate and expected future climate change, including an annual-mean intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that is located north of the equator and Hadley cells and eddy-driven jets that are similar to present-day climate. Quadrupling CO$_{2}$ leads to a northward ITCZ shift and preferential warming in Northern high latitudes. The simulations show interesting CO$_{2}$-induced changes in the seasonal excursion of the ITCZ and indicate a possible state dependence of climate sensitivity. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Forschungsbereich Troposphäre (IMK-TRO)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1942-2466
KITopen ID: 1000065705
HGF-Programm 12.01.02; LK 01
Erschienen in Journal of advances in modeling earth systems
Band 8
Heft 4
Seiten 1868-1891
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