1] The summers of 1997 and 1998 were characterized by large anomalous atmospheric circulations in the tropical western Pacific, which in turn were associated with anomalous atmospheric circulation and precipitation in the adjacent areas. We use an atmospheric general circulation model to investigate the role of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) on the anomalous atmospheric circulations and associated precipitation in the tropics in these two summers. It is found that the circulation and rainfall anomalies are w…
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