Magnusdottir Research Group
Observed Interaction between Pacific Sea Ice and the Western Pacific Pattern on Intraseasonal Time Scales
Detecting the ITCZ in Instantaneous Satellite Data using Spatiotemporal Statistical Modeling: ITCZ Climatology in the East Pacific
The content of this thesis is divided into two parts. The first part studies the connection between the variability of climate patterns and the temporal-spatial variations in Rossby wave breaking (RWB). The second part attempts to improve the incomplete description of the spatial variability of climate patterns provided by Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis.
Automated analysis of the temporal behavior of the double Intertropical Convergence Zone over the east Pacific
The interaction between the atmosphere and the ocean plays an important role in climate variability. This talk will discuss the use of high-resolution coupled regional climate modeling to carry out process studies of air-sea interaction in the Atlantic region. Specific phenomena to be discussed include the maintenance of sea surface temperature gradients over the tropical Atlantic, and the impacts of oceanic feedback on Atlantic hurricane activity.