Lagrangian transport in the atmosphere is numerically studied by using a simplified general circulation model (SGCM) with Newtonian cooling and Rayleigh friction. Long-term Lagrangian behaviour is analyzed by determining hemispheric and global homogenization times and by studying the time evolution of tracer distributions. At short times, the properties of absolute dispersion are considered. The tracer dynamics reveals the presence of transport barriers associated with slow inter-hemispheric and troposphere-stratosphere exchanges, and with a slow crossing of the boundary between the Ferrel and Hadley cells.
Lagrangian tracer homogenization and dispersion in a simplified atmospheric GCM / Bagliani, M; Fraedrich, K; von Hardenberg, J; Lunkeit, F. - In: IL NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI FISICA. C, GEOPHYSICS AND SPACE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1124-1896. - 23:4(2000), pp. 433-448.
|Titolo:||Lagrangian tracer homogenization and dispersion in a simplified atmospheric GCM|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|