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The Climatology of the Middle Atmosphere in a Vertically Extended Version of the Met Office's Climate Model. Part I: Mean State

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The climatology of a stratosphere-resolving version of the Met Office's climate model is studied and validated against ECMWF reanalysis data. Ensemble integrations are carried out at two different horizontal resolutions. Along with a realistic climatology and annual cycle in zonal mean zonal wind and temperature, several physical effects are noted in the model. The time of final warming of the winter polar vortex is found to descend monotonically in the Southern Hemisphere, as would be expect...

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10.1175/2009JAS3337.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Volume:
67
Issue:
5
Pages:
1509-1525
Publication date:
2010-05-01
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EISSN:
1520-0469
ISSN:
0022-4928
Source identifiers:
158922
Language:
English
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pubs:158922
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uuid:caf88766-3d1a-4160-87a3-ce7bda195542
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pubs:158922
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2012-12-19

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