A Conceptual Explanation for the Double ITCZ Bias in GCM Simulations

Winston Chao


The speaker will present his theory on the mechanisms that determine the latitudinal location of the ITCZ. His ITCZ theory can be easily extended to give a conceptual explanation for the double ITCZ bias in GCM simulations. Implications of his ITCZ theory for monsoons and monsoon onset will also be discussed