Climatological perspectives, oceanographic and meteorological, on variability in the subtropical convergence zone in the northwestern Atlantic
Date of Original Version
We discuss the large-scale setting for the Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment (FASINEX). A climatology of the west-central North Atlantic, derived from various data sets, is presented, and the meteorological and oceanographic context for FASINEX is thereby established. While the atmospheric and oceanic processes of interest during the intensive phases of FASINEX are not resolved in this large-scale study, we are able to show how these scales produce an environment favorable to the smaller-scale processes of frontogenesis that are the subject of other contributions in this issue. -Authors
Publication Title, e.g., Journal
Journal of Geophysical Research
Hanson, H. P., P. Cornillon, G. R. Halliwell, and V. Halliwell. "Climatological perspectives, oceanographic and meteorological, on variability in the subtropical convergence zone in the northwestern Atlantic." Journal of Geophysical Research 96, C5 (1991). doi: 10.1029/90JC02487.