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Volume 11, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 11, 873–878, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-873-2015
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Ocean Sci., 11, 873–878, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-873-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 09 Nov 2015

Research article | 09 Nov 2015

Responses of atmospheric circulation to sea surface temperature anomalies in the South China Sea

M. P. Zhou and G. H. Wang
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The sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the South China Sea (SCS) and their influences on global atmospheric circulation were studied. The results of the simple atmospheric model suggested that the SCS SST anomalies can induce several barotropic wave trains from the SCS to other regions. The baroclinic stream function anomalies from the simple model showed an anticyclonic vortex pair and a cyclonic vortex pair.
The sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the South China Sea (SCS) and their influences on...
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