Seasonal cycle and second-moment statistics of a simple coupled climate system Academic Article uri icon


  • The surface component, a typical surface energy balance model including the ocean mixed layer, is coupled to an infinite-depth ocean which is characterized by uniform vertical diffusion and upwelling. The model has an explicit two-dimensional geography, and produces the January and July temperature fields reasonably. The amplitude and phase of the annual and semiannual cycles of the model compare favorably with those of observations. The second-moment statistics of the response field are important measures of the sensitivity of the model. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geophysical Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, K., & North, G. R.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Kwang-Yul||North, Gerald R

publication date

  • December 1992