Sun, D.-Z. and Bryan, F., eds. (January 2010): Climate Dynamics: Why does Climate Vary? Geophys. Monogr. Ser., 189 . AGU, Washington, DC. ISBN 978-0-87590-480-1

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Abstract

Climate Dynamics: Why Does Climate Vary? presents the major climate phenomena within the climate system to underscore the potency of dynamics in giving rise to climate change and variability. These phenomena include deep convection over the Indo-Pacific warm pool and its planetary-scale organization: the Madden-Julian Oscillation, the monsoons, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and the low-frequency variability of extratropical circulations. The volume also has a chapter focusing on the discussion of the causes of the recent melting of Arctic sea ice and a chapter devoted to the discussion of the causes of recent changes in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones. On each topic, the basic material of climate dynamics is covered to aid the understanding of the forefront research, making the volume accessible to a broad spectrum of readers.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: PSD Publications
Divisions: Physical Sciences Division
URI: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/pubs/id/eprint/801