Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Research article
15 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 15 Sep 2023

Atmospheric response to cold wintertime Tibetan Plateau conditions over eastern Asia in climate models

Alice Portal, Fabio D'Andrea, Paolo Davini, Mostafa E. Hamouda, and Claudia Pasquero

Data sets

WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (Phase 6) WCRP

Model code and software

Atmospheric simulations using a GCM with simplified physical parametrizations. I: Model climatology and variability in multi-decadal experiments ( F. Molteni

Short summary
The differences between climate models can be exploited to infer how specific aspects of the climate influence the Earth system. This work analyses the effects of a negative temperature anomaly over the Tibetan Plateau on the winter atmospheric circulation. We show that models with a colder-than-average Tibetan Plateau present a reinforcement of the eastern Asian winter monsoon and discuss the atmospheric response to the enhanced transport of cold air from the continent toward the Pacific Ocean.