The Akio Arakawa Symposium


The Theory and Modeling of the ITCZ, Tropical Cyclones, and the MJO

Wayne H. Schubert, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO

A review will be presented of our current theoretical understanding of the ITCZ, tropical cyclones, and the MJO. In order to obtain a more unified view of the midlatitude and tropical atmosphere, these phenomena will be interpreted in terms of potential vorticity dynamics. Included in the talk will be a discussion of various ways to define potential vorticity in a cloudy, precipitating atmosphere, and how to "invert" this potential vorticity to obtain the balanced wind and mass fields. wrf recording  Recorded presentation

Session 4, Oral Presentations IV
Tuesday, 16 January 2007, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, 217C

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