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Title: Understanding and modelling the climate of the Maritime Continent
Author: Strachan, Jane
ISNI:       0000 0001 3487 9883
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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The Maritime Continent has been identified as a region of major climatic importance on both local and global scales. It is essential that the region is sufficiently represented in GCMs in order to correctly reproduce observed regional climatology and ultimately global circulation. However, the region represents a major modelling challenge. Systematic underestimation of precipitation over the Maritime Continent region is experienced in many atmosphere-only general circulation models (AGCMs), including the Hadley Centre Global Atmospheric Model (HadGAMl). The discrepancy in rainfall leads to errors not only in the Maritime Continent region, but to systematic errors elsewhere, both in the tropics and extra-tropics.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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