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Title: Reply to Levermann et al.: Linear scaling for monsoons based on well-verified balance between adiabatic cooling and latent heat release

Abstract

We demonstrated (1) that an analytical model of monsoons reflects no abrupt response to forcing changes when one assumes, consistent with observations (2), that monsoon circulations export energy away from their ascending branch. We claimed that a previous model (3) incorrectly produced an abrupt response because it neglected the adiabatic cooling of rising air in a stably stratified troposphere. Levermann et al. argue (4) that the abrupt response is preserved in the ref. 3 model as long as adiabatic cooling does not balance the latent heat released during precipitation formation, and that neither theory nor observations support the idea that “most of the energy from the rain’s latent heat release is consumed by adiabatic cooling.”

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1580067
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 113; Journal Issue: 17; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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Boos, William R., and Storelvmo, Trude. Reply to Levermann et al.: Linear scaling for monsoons based on well-verified balance between adiabatic cooling and latent heat release. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1603626113.
Boos, William R., & Storelvmo, Trude. Reply to Levermann et al.: Linear scaling for monsoons based on well-verified balance between adiabatic cooling and latent heat release. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1603626113.
Boos, William R., and Storelvmo, Trude. Mon . "Reply to Levermann et al.: Linear scaling for monsoons based on well-verified balance between adiabatic cooling and latent heat release". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1603626113. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1580067.
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title = {Reply to Levermann et al.: Linear scaling for monsoons based on well-verified balance between adiabatic cooling and latent heat release},
author = {Boos, William R. and Storelvmo, Trude},
abstractNote = {We demonstrated (1) that an analytical model of monsoons reflects no abrupt response to forcing changes when one assumes, consistent with observations (2), that monsoon circulations export energy away from their ascending branch. We claimed that a previous model (3) incorrectly produced an abrupt response because it neglected the adiabatic cooling of rising air in a stably stratified troposphere. Levermann et al. argue (4) that the abrupt response is preserved in the ref. 3 model as long as adiabatic cooling does not balance the latent heat released during precipitation formation, and that neither theory nor observations support the idea that “most of the energy from the rain’s latent heat release is consumed by adiabatic cooling.”},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1603626113},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 17,
volume = 113,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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