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:
El Niño/Southern Oscillation

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Neelin, J. D., 1990: A hybrid coupled general circulation model for El Niño studies. J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 674-693.

Neelin, J. D., 1991: The slow sea surface temperature mode and the fast-wave limit: Analytic theory for tropical interannual oscillations and experiments in a hybrid coupled model. J. Atmos. Sci., 48, 584-606.

Neelin, J. D., M. Latif, M. A. F. Allaart, M. A. Cane, U. Cubasch, W. L. Gates, P. R. Gent, M. Ghil, C. Gordon, N. C. Lau, C. R. Mechoso, G. A. Meehl, J. M. Oberhuber, S. G. H. Philander, P. S. Schopf, K. R. Sperber, A. Sterl, T. Tokioka, J. Tribbia and S. E. Zebiak, 1992: Tropical air-sea interaction in general circulation models. Climate Dynamics, 7, 73-104.

Jin, F.-F., and Neelin, J. D., 1993: Modes of interannual tropical ocean-atmosphere interaction ---a unified view. Part I: Numerical results. J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 3477-3503.

Neelin, J. D., and Jin, F.-F., 1993: Modes of interannual tropical ocean-atmosphere interaction ---a unified view. Part II: Analytical results in the weak coupling limit. J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 3504-3522.

Neelin, J. D., M. Latif and F.-F. Jin, 1994: Dynamics of coupled ocean-atmosphere models: the tropical problem. Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., 26, 617-659.

Seasonal and interannual variability in a hybrid coupled GCM. J. Climate, 8, 2121-2143.

Jiang, N., J. D. Neelin and M. Ghil, 1995: Quasi-quadrennial and quasi-biennial variability in the equatorial Pacific. Climate Dynamics, 12, 101-112.

Jin, F.-F., J. D. Neelin and M. Ghil, 1996: El Niño/Southern Oscillation and the annual cycle: subharmonic frequency locking and aperiodicity. Physica D, 98, 442-465.

Yu, J.-Y., C. Chou, and J. D. Neelin, 1998: Estimating the gross moist stability of the tropical atmosphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1354-1372.

Neelin, J. D., F-F. Jin, and H-H. Syu, 2000: Variations in ENSO phase locking. J. Climate , 13, 2570-2590.

Mechoso, C. R., J. D. Neelin, and J.-Y. Yu, 2003: Testing simple models of ENSO. J. Atmos. Sci. 60, 305-318.

Munnich, M., and J. D. Neelin, 2004: Where is ENSO stress balanced? Atmos. Sci. Lett., 5 (2004), 13-22.

Lintner, B.R. and J.C.H. Chiang, 2007: Adjustment of the remote tropical climate to El Niño conditions. J. Clim., 20, 2544-2557. doi:10.1175/JCLI4138.1.

Park, H.-S., J. C H. Chiang, B. R. Lintner, and G. J. Zhang, 2010: The delayed effect of major El Niño events on Indian monsoon rainfall. J. Clim., 23, 932-946.

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