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CLIVAR - Western Boundary Currents

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The large transfer of heat from the ocean to the atmosphere in the vicinity of western boundary currents (WBCs) has the potential to fuel intense extratropical cyclones and to impact low-frequency changes in the large-scale atmospheric circulation. The Western Boundary Current (WBC) Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction Working Group ( http://www.usclivar.org/wbc.php) was established under the auspices of the US Climate Variability program (CLIVAR; http://www.usclivar.org/) in January 2007 to focus on the contributions of Northern Hemisphere WBCs to air-sea interaction. The WBCworking group sponsored a workshop on 15-17 January 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, with about 50 participants from the U.S., Japan, China, France, and Germany. The papers in this special collection are primarily drawn from research presented at the workshop but also include a few additional studies onWBC-related variability and review papers on frontal and basin-scale air-sea interaction. The papers are grouped by four broad themes: i) frontal scale air-sea interaction; ii) mode water formation; iii) the influence of WBCs on storms; and iv) the role of WBCs in basin-scale climate variability. The articles will be presented below as they are published, and will appear in either the Journal of Climate, Monthly Weather Review, or the Journal of Physical Oceanography.

Collection organizers:
Mike Alexander, Bo Qiu, and Kathie Kelly

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Daisuke Hotta; Hisashi Nakamura
Journal of Climate
Xujing Jia Davis; Lewis M. Rothstein; William K. Dewar; Dimitris Menemenlis
Journal of Climate
Claude Frankignoul; Nathalie Sennéchael; Young-Oh Kwon; Michael A. Alexander
Journal of Climate
Jianping Li; Zhiwei Wu; Zhihong Jiang; Jinhai He
Journal of Climate
Mototaka Nakamura; Shozo Yamane
Journal of Climate
Lu Anne Thompson; Young-Oh Kwon
Journal of Climate
Kathryn A. Kelly; R. Justin Small; R. M. Samelson; Bo Qiu; Terrence M. Joyce; Young-Oh Kwon; Meghan F. Cronin
Journal of Climate
Masanori Konda; Hiroshi Ichikawa; Hiroyuki Tomita; Meghan F. Cronin
Journal of Climate
Haiming Xu; Hiroki Tokinaga; Shang-Ping Xie
Journal of Climate
Akira Kuwano-Yoshida; Shoshiro Minobe; Shang-Ping Xie
Journal of Climate
Shoshiro Minobe; Masato Miyashita; Akira Kuwano-Yoshida; Hiroki Tokinaga; Shang-Ping Xie
Journal of Climate
Nicholas A. Bond; Meghan F. Cronin; Matthew Garvert
Monthly Weather Review
Young-Oh Kwon; Michael A. Alexander; Nicholas A. Bond; Claude Frankignoul; Hisashi Nakamura; Bo Qiu; Lu Anne Thompson
Journal of Climate
Jeffrey Shaman; R. M. Samelson; Eric Skyllingstad
Journal of Climate
Takeaki Sampe; Hisashi Nakamura; Atsushi Goto; Wataru Ohfuchi
Journal of Climate
Hailan Wang; Siegfried Schubert; Max Suarez; Randal Koster
Journal of Climate
James F. Booth; Lu Anne Thompson; Jérôme Patoux; Kathryn A. Kelly; Suzanne Dickinson
Journal of Climate
Masami Nonaka; Hisashi Nakamura; Bunmei Taguchi; Nobumasa Komori; Akira Kuwano-Yoshida; Koutarou Takaya
Journal of Climate
Bunmei Taguchi; Hisashi Nakamura; Masami Nonaka; Shang-Ping Xie
Journal of Climate
Terrence M. Joyce; Young-Oh Kwon; Lisan Yu
Journal of Climate
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