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Generated using version 3.0 of the official AMS LATEX template Submitted to the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
 

Summary: Generated using version 3.0 of the official AMS LATEX template
Submitted to the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Revised March, 2009
The Mesoscale Dynamics of Thin Tropical Tropopause Cirrus
Dale R. Durran
and Tra Dinh
Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Marie Ammerman
Iberdrola Renewables, Portland, OR
Thomas Ackerman
Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Corresponding author address: Dale R. Durran, Box 351640, Atmospheric Sciences University of Wash-
ington, Seattle, WA 98195
E-mail: durrand@atmos.washington.edu
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ABSTRACT
Thin cirrus clouds in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) are warmed through the absorption
of infrared radiation. The response of the cloud and the surrounding atmosphere to this
thermal forcing is investigated through linear theory and nonlinear numerical simulation.

  

Source: Ackerman, Thomas P. - Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Geosciences; Environmental Sciences and Ecology