An analysis is made of the structure and energetics of the tropical circulation which emerged from a numerical time integration of a global circulation model with realistic orography. In general, both the kinetic energy of the tropical cyclones and that of the planetary-scale disturbances in the model tropics are chiefly maintained by the conversion of available potential energy generated by the heat of condensation. However, the planetary-scale disturbances in the upper troposphere of the tropics seem to be also affected by various factors such as the interaction with higher latitudes and land-sea- contrast.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences|
|State||Published - 1970|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atmospheric Science