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:
Intraseasonal Oscillations

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Chou, C., J. D. Neelin, J.-Y. Tu, and C.-T. Chen: Regional tropical precipitation change mechanisms in ECHAM4/OPYC3 under global warming. J. Climate, (accepted 12/05).

Neelin, J. D., and J.-Y. Yu, 1994: Modes of tropical variability under convective adjustment and the Madden-Julian oscillation. Part I: Analytical results. J. Atmos. Sci., 51, 1876-1894.

Lin, J. W.-B., J. D. Neelin, and N. Zeng, 2000: Maintenance of tropical intraseasonal variability: Impact of evaporation-wind feedback and midlatitude storms. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 2793-2823.

Last modified: 03/13/06