J. David Neelin


Research interests

The research areas below include links
to sample papers in each area.

Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction
· El Niño/Southern oscillation
· Midlatitude ocean-atmosphere interaction
· Climate variations on interannual and longer time scales
· Monsoon theory as a problem in ocean-atmosphere-land interaction
· Thermohaline circulation-atmosphere interaction

Sea-ice-ocean interaction

Land-surface climate interaction

Tropical atmospheric dynamics for tropical climate problems
· Interaction between moist convection and large-scale motions
· Convective margins
· Moist teleconnections
· Tropical precipitation change under global warming
· Intraseasonal oscillations
· Stochastic moist convection
· Hurricanes & mesoscale convective systems

Hierarchical ocean-atmosphere-land modeling
· Hybrid coupled models
· Quasi-equilibrium Tropical Circulation Models (QTCMs)

Tropical Atmospheric Dynamics:
Stochastic Moist Convection

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Lintner, B. R. and J. D. Neelin, 2007: A prototype for convective margin shifts. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05812, doi:10.1029/2006GL027305.

Lintner, B. R. and J. D. Neelin, 2008: Eastern margin variability of the South Pacific Convergence Zone. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L16701, doi:10.1029/2008GL034298.

Peters, O., J. D. Neelin, and S. W. Nesbitt, 2009: Mesoscale convective systems and critical clusters. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2913-2924, doi:10.1175/2008JAS2761.1.

Ma, H.-Y., X. Ji, J. D. Neelin and C. R. Mechoso, 2011: Mechanisms for precipitation variability of the Eastern Brazil/SACZ convective margin. J. Climate, 34, 3445-3456, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI4070.1.

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