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)

Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction:
Monsoon theory as a problem in ocean-atmosphere-land interaction

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Current Climate

Chou, C. and J. D. Neelin, 2001: Mechanisms limiting the southward extent of the South American summer monsoon. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, no.12, 2433-2436.

Chou, C., J. D. Neelin and H. Su, 2001: Ocean-atmosphere-land feedbacks in an idealized monsoon. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 127, 1869-1891.

Chou, C. and J. D. Neelin, 2003: Mechanisms limiting the northward extent of the northern summer convection zones. J. Climate, 16, 406-425.

Mid-Holocene Climate

Su, H. and J. D. Neelin, 2005: Dynamical Mechanisms for African Monsoon Changes During the Mid-Holocene. J. Geophys. Res., In Press.

Hales, K., and J. D. Neelin, 2004: Sensitivity of Tropical Land Climate to Leaf Area Index: Role of Surface Conductance versus Albedo. J. Climate, 17, 1459-1473.

Neelin, J. D., 2007: Moist dynamics of tropical convection zones in monsoons, teleconnections and global warming. In The Global Circulation of the Atmosphere, T. Schneider and A. Sobel, Eds, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 385pp.

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