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:
Moist Teleconnections

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Neelin, J. D., 1997: Implications of convective quasi-equilibria for the large-scale flow. In The physics and parameterization of moist atmosphyeric convection. R. K. Smith, ed., pp. 413-446, Elsevier.

Neelin, J. D., and N. Zeng, 2000: A quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model---formulation. J. Atmos. Sci. , 57, 1741-1766.

Zeng, N., J. D. Neelin, and C. Chou, 2000: A quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model---implementation and simulation. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 1767-1796.

Su, H., J. D. Neelin, and C. Chou, 2001: Tropical teleconnection and local response to SST anomalies during the 1997-1998 El Niño. J. Geophys. Res., 106, No. D17, 20,025-20,043.

Su, H., and J. D. Neelin, 2002: Teleconnection mechanisms for tropical Pacific descent anomalies during El Niño. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 2694-2712.

Su, H., J. D. Neelin, and J. E. Meyerson, 2003: Sensitivity of tropical tropospheric temperature to sea surface temperature forcing. J. Climate, 16, 1283-1301.

Neelin, J. D. and H. Su: Moist teleconnection mechanisms for the tropical South American and Atlantic sector. J. Climate, 18, 3928-3950.

Su, H., J. D. Neelin and J. E. Meyerson: Mechanisms for Lagged Atmospheric Response to ENSO SST Forcing. J. Climate, 18, 4195-4215.

M. Munnich, J. D. Neelin, 2005: Seasonal Influence of ENSO on the Atlantic ITCZ and equatorial South America. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L21709, doi:10.1029/2005GL023900.

Last modified: 03/13/06