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https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-809-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-4-809-2023
Research article
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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

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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.