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Storm track shifts under climate change: toward a mechanistic understanding using baroclinic mean available potential energy

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Zonal-mean storm track shifts in response to perturbations in climate occur even in ide- alized simulations of dry atmospheres with axisymmetric forcing. Nonetheless, a generally accepted theory of the mechanisms controlling the storm track shifts is still lacking. Here mean available potential energy (MAPE), a general measure of baroclinicity that is propor- tional to the square of the Eady growth rate, is used to understand storm track shifts. It is demonstrated that, in dry atmosphere...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1175/JAS-D-15-0267.1

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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Publisher:
American Meteorological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences Journal website
Volume:
74
Pages:
93-110
Publication date:
2016-12-16
Acceptance date:
2016-09-26
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EISSN:
1520-0469
ISSN:
0022-4928
Pubs id:
pubs:646698
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uri:f9b780c1-7e50-44e8-bd0b-bca3b3e49356
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uuid:f9b780c1-7e50-44e8-bd0b-bca3b3e49356
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pubs:646698

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