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Temporal variations of monsoon systems
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09-09)
It has been proposed that the Asian-Australasian monsoon system is influenced by large-scale sea-surface temperature (SST) variability in the three tropical oceans although how this influence is manifested has remained a ...
On the uncertainties and dynamics of Pacific interannual and decadal climate variability and climate change
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-11)
Tropical and extratropical Pacific decadal climate variability substantially impact physical and biological systems in the Pacific Ocean and strongly influence global climate through teleconnection patterns. Current ...
Spatio-temporal variability of aerosols in the tropics relationship with atmospheric and oceanic environments
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-07)
Earth's radiation budget is directly influenced by aerosols through the absorption of solar radiation and subsequent heating of the atmosphere. Aerosols modulate the hydrological cycle indirectly by modifying cloud properties, ...
Predictability and prediction of tropical cyclones on daily to interannual time scales
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-07-03)
The spatial and temporal complexity of tropical cyclones (TCs) raises a number of scientific questions regarding their genesis, movement, intensification, and variability. In this dissertation, the principal goal is to ...
Observed decadal variations of the zonal mean hygropause and its relationship to changes in the transport barrier
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-08-24)
This study examines the long-term record of lower stratospheric water vapor focusing on the 20-year data record from the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II (SAGE II). The SAGE II zonal monthly mean water vapor ...
On the water uptake of atmospheric aerosol particles
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-10-18)
The feedbacks among aerosols, clouds, and radiation are important components for understanding Earth's climate system and quantifying human-induced climate change, yet the magnitude of these feedbacks remain highly uncertain. ...