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dc.contributor.advisorMurphree, James Thomas
dc.contributor.authorNeith, Michael T.
dc.dateDecember 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:18:31Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:18:31Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23931
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIntraseasonal variations of the northern midlatitude circulation and their relationships with the global tropical heating field are investigated using climate model fields. The greatest intraseasonal variance in the midlatitude flow is found in the vicinity of the time mean jets, and in the areas immediately downstream of these jet exits. The model kinetic energy field associated with these jets shows a clear 30-60 day variation and eastward propagation within and between the different jet regions. This intraseasonal behavior is found to be well correlated with heating anomalies in specific parts of the global tropics. For each of the jet regions, we use a simple composite analysis to identify the global heating patterns associated with periods of strong and weak flow. For the North Pacific jet, strong flow occurs during and after periods of positive heating anomalies in the tropical western and central Pacific, and negative heating anomalies in the Indian Ocean. Conversely, the North Pacific flow is weak when these heating anomalies are reversed. The North Atlantic jet shows comparable relationships, with positive heating anomalies in the tropical western and eastern Pacific, and negative heating anomalies in the tropical Indian and Atlantic Oceans, before and during periods of strong flow.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/intraseasonalrel00neit
dc.format.extent98 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleIntraseasonal relationships between tropical heating and extratropical jetsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderChang, Chih-Pei
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology
dc.subject.authorTeleconnectionsen_US
dc.subject.authorIntraseasonal oscillationsen_US
dc.subject.authorTropical heatingen_US
dc.subject.authorExtratropical jetsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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