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Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 701–713, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-701-2020
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 701–713, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-701-2020

Research article 10 Nov 2020

Research article | 10 Nov 2020

The role of heat-flux–temperature covariance in the evolution of weather systems

Andrea Marcheggiani and Maarten H. P. Ambaum

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In this paper, we investigate air–sea interaction by looking at the relationship between spatial variability in surface heat flux and air temperature. We observe that their interaction characterises different stages of storm evolution, thus providing a new perspective on the role played by air–sea heat exchange.