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Fig. 9 | Climate Dynamics

Fig. 9

From: The contrasting climate response to tropical and extratropical energy perturbations

Fig. 9

Cross-equatorial energy transport in the atmosphere (CETA) and a tropical precipitation asymmetry (PAI) for the NoAero and 1AOD (blue), 2AOD (red) and 4AOD (green) experiments, b the centroid of tropical precipitation (degrees), c tropical SST asymmetries (K), d surface flux asymmetries (W m\(^{-2}\)). PAI and e tropical SST asymmetries and f surface flux asymmetries. The precipitation (P) asymmetry is calculated as P\(_{0--20N}-\) P\(_{0--20S}\)/P\(_{20S--20N}\). The centroid is calculated as the median latitude of the integrated zonal mean precipitation between 20S and 20N. SST and surface flux asymmetries are the difference between 0–20N and 0–20S. Observations (OBS) are taken from CERES, GPCP, OISST and the OAFlux dataset. Surface fluxes are ocean only

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