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:
Thermohaline circulation-atmosphere interaction

Selected links to abstracts and paper downloads.

Dijkstra, H. A., and J. D. Neelin, 1999: Coupled processes and the tropical climatology. Part III: Instabilities of the fully coupled climatology. J. CLimate, 12, 1630-1643.

Dijkstra, H. A., and J. D. Neelin, 2000: Imperfections of the thermohaline circulation: Latitudinal asymmetry and preferred northern sinking. J. Climate, 13, 366-382.

Dijkstra, H. A., W. Weijer, and J. D. Neelin, 2003: Imperfections of the three-dimensional thermohaline ocean circulation: Hysteresis and unique-state regimes. J. Phys. Oceanog., 33, 2796-2814.

Last modified: 03/13/06