EPIC2001 and the coupled ocean-atmosphere system of the tropical east Pacific

David J. Raymond, Steven K. Esbensen, Clayton Paulson, Michael Gregg, Christopher S. Bretherton, Walter A. Petersen, Robert Cifelli, Lynn K. Shay, Carter Ohlmann, Paquita Zuidema

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1341-1354
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume85
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

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Raymond, D. J., Esbensen, S. K., Paulson, C., Gregg, M., Bretherton, C. S., Petersen, W. A., Cifelli, R., Shay, L. K., Ohlmann, C., & Zuidema, P. (2004). EPIC2001 and the coupled ocean-atmosphere system of the tropical east Pacific. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 85(9), 1341-1354. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-85-9-1341