A11P:
Atmospheric Circulations and Their Role in the Hydrological Cycle: Monsoons, Storm Tracks, and the ITCZ I


Session ID#: 10980

Session Description:
The transport of water vapor by atmospheric circulations determines the global spatiotemporal pattern of precipitation. Latent heat release during condensation of water vapor in turn feeds back on the strength of atmospheric circulations. This coupled problem needs to be addressed in order to understand what determines spatial patterns of precipitation, the strength of atmospheric circulations, and how these quantities change with climate change. We invite presentations focusing on the physical mechanisms linking atmospheric circulations and the hydrological cycle, where the phenomena of interest could be (but are not limited to) the Hadley and Walker circulations, monsoons, synoptic or stationary eddies, or the ITCZ.
Primary Conveners:  Robert Christopher Wills, University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States; ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Conveners:  Sarah M Kang, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea, Republic of (South), Isla Simpson, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Jian Lu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Chairs:  Isla Simpson1, Angeline G Pendergrass1 and Hansi Alice Singh2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States(2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Robert Christopher Wills, University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3319 General circulation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3354 Precipitation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3373 Tropical dynamics [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Simona Bordoni and Jinqiang Chen, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Xavier J Levine and William R Boos, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
Tiffany Shaw, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States; Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States and Aiko Voigt, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Ocean and Climate Physics, Palisades, NY, United States
Jiacan Yuan, Duke University, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Durham, NC, United States, Wenhong Li, Duke Univ-Nicholas School, Durham, NC, United States and Yi Deng, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States
Sean Faulk, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Jonathan Mitchell, UCLA, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences; Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Simona Bordoni, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Bryce E Harrop, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States and Dennis L. Hartmann, University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Da Yang, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Norman G Loeb1, Hailan Wang2, Anning Cheng3, Seiji Kato4, John Fasullo5, Kuan-Man Xu1 and Richard Philip Allan6, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)EMC/NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, MD, United States, (4)NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)University of Reading, READING, United Kingdom