• Wills, R. C., X. J. Levine, and T. Schneider, 2017: Local energetic constraints on Walker circulation strength. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 19071922, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-16-0219.1.

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  • 1 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • | 2 Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain
  • | 3 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
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Our published paper (Wills et al. 2017) contains typos in Eqs. (11) and (A8). Here, we correct and clarify these equations. These errors were not present in the associated analysis code and therefore do not affect the results or conclusions of Wills et al. (2017). Equation (11) of Wills et al. (2017) should be replaced with
ω*(x,p)psΩ1(p)u1(x).
The extra factor of surface pressure ps on the right-hand side is needed for the first baroclinic vertical wind mode Ω1(p) to be unitless. Note that u1 is in units of meters per second. Equation (A8) of Wills et al. (2017) should be replaced with
A1+=pspA1pdp.
The extra factor of 1/p in the integrand is needed to give A1+ the same units as the first baroclinic temperature mode A1.

To avoid any further confusion on units, we would also like to clarify that (as already stated in the published paper) temperature T and specific humidity q are in their native units in appendix A of Wills et al. (2017) but in dimensionless units in the main text of Wills et al. (2017).

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Chen-shuo Fan for pointing out the errors in our published manuscript.

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Wills, R. C., X. J. Levine, and T. Schneider, 2017: Local energetic constraints on Walker circulation strength. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 19071922, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-16-0219.1.

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