East Pacific Investigation of Climate Processes in the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere System 2001 (EPIC2001) is a field experiment initiated to provide the observational basis needed to improve the representation of certain key physical processes in models. In addition to physical processes, EPIC2001 research is directed toward a better understanding and simulation of the effects of short-term variability in the east Pacific on climate. This variability is important in the region because conditions in the intertropical convergence zone are highly variable on daily to intraseasonal time scales. The effects of such variability rectify strongly onto climate time scales in this region.
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- Atmospheric Science