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Tropical deep convection, convective available potential energy and sea surface temperature

Bhat, GS and Srinivasan, J and Gadgil, S (1996) Tropical deep convection, convective available potential energy and sea surface temperature. In: Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 74 (2). pp. 155-166.

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Abstract

The convective available potential energy (CAFE) based on monthly mean sounding has been shown to be relevant to deep convection in the tropics. The variation of CAFE with SST has been found to be similar to the variation of the frequency of deep convection at one station each in the tropical Atlantic and W. Pacific oceans. This suggests a strong link between the frequency of tropical convection and CAFE. It has been shown that CAFE so derived can be interpreted as the work potential of the atmosphere above the boundary layer with ascent in the convective region and subsidence in the surrounding cloud-free region.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 10:01
Last Modified: 13 May 2011 10:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37657

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