Using an atmosphere-ocean coupled climate model that simulates realistically both past and present-day climate conditions, the scientists found that for every degree rise in global temperature, the global rainfall rate since the Industrial Revolution has increased less by about 40% than during past warming phases of Earth.
What does AO stand for?
AO stands for Atmosphere-Ocean
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- Associate Office
- Associate Post Office (also called associate office)
- Associated Object
- Association Orukutuku
- Asylum Officer (US DHS)
- Athlitikos Omilos (Greek: Athletic Club)
- Atlantic Ocean
- Atlanto-Occipital (joint)
- Atlas Orthogonal (chiropractic technique; also seen as AOT)
Samples in periodicals archive:
This leads to the remarkable fact that signals that emanate from the stratosphere cross the entire atmosphere-ocean system," they added.
Background in atmosphere-ocean science and fluid dynamics is not assumed, and the subject is covered at an introductory level in the first chapter.
A coupled atmosphere-ocean model with the ability to predict the likely onset of El Nino and La Nina events up to nine months in advance is being developed by Dr Ian Smith of CSIRO Atmospheric Research in Melbourne.
The model then computes the corresponding future concentration of carbon dioxide as a result of the atmosphere-ocean interaction.
Using those cyclones, Emanuel crafted a coupled atmosphere-ocean model to estimate the net ocean heating generated by all 67 storms.
Shorter variations, on the time scale of decades, appear to be triggered by atmosphere-ocean interactions and changes in ocean circulation.
We are now working with climatologists to improve the warm pool surface layer's mathematic representation in the global, coupled atmosphere-ocean models currently used for long term climate prediction.