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Vertical structure of anthropogenic zonal-mean atmospheric circulation change

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The atmospheric circulation changes predicted by climate models are often described using sea level pressure, which generally shows a strengthening of the mid-latitude westerlies. Recent observed variability is dominated by the Northern Annular Mode (NAM) which is equivalent barotropic, so that wind variations of the same sign are seen at all levels. However, in model predictions of the response to anthropogenic forcing, there is a well-known enhanced warming at low levels over the northern p...

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10.1029/2008GL034883

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
35
Issue:
19
Publication date:
2008-10-01
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ISSN:
0094-8276
URN:
uuid:fa71375d-22ff-4c1a-9017-2c668ca2b9aa
Source identifiers:
410395
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pubs:410395
Language:
English

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