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)

Sea-Ice-Ocean Interaction

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Yang, J.-Y., and J. D. Neelin, 1993: Sea-ice interactions with the thermohaline circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 217-220.

Yang, J.-Y., and J. D. Neelin, 1997: Decadal Variability in Coupled Sea-Ice-Thermohaline Circulation Systems. J. Clim.,10, 3059-3076.

Yang, J.-Y., and J. D. Neelin, 1997: Sea-ice interaction and the stability of the thermohaline circulation. Atmosphere--Ocean, 35, 433-469.

Last modified: 03/13/06