89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Session 4B: Basin-Scale Forcing of Synoptic Weather Patterns

Tuesday, 13 January 2009: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Room 128B (Phoenix Convention Center)
Chair:  Ian Renfrew, University of East Anglia
  8:30 AM
Synoptic scale changes in surface heat fluxes due to wind waves
Mark A. Bourassa, COAPS/Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL

  8:45 AM
A general theory for the spatial and transient behavior of the South Pacific Convergence Zone
Matthew J. Widlansky, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; and P. J. Webster

  9:00 AM
Left-hand rule for synoptic eddy and Low-frequency flow Interaction
Jong-Seong Kug, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and F. F. Jin, H. L. Ren, and J. Park

  9:15 AM
Impact of midlatitude oceanic frontal zones on the atmospheric general circulation and its annular variability: Importance of "oceanic baroclinic adjustment"
Hisashi Nakamura, Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; and T. Sampe, A. Goto, B. Taguchi, M. Nonaka, N. Komori, A. Kuwano-Yoshida, W. Ohfuchi, and S. P. Xie

  9:30 AM
On the relationship between the surface and 850mb storm tracks
James Booth, Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and L. Thompson, K. A. Kelly, J. Patoux, and S. Dickinson