Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 121–132, 2021
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 121–132, 2021

Research article 02 Feb 2021

Research article | 02 Feb 2021

Synchronized spatial shifts of Hadley and Walker circulations

Kyung-Sook Yun et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Dec 2020) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Kyung-Sook Yun on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Dec 2020) by Ben Kravitz
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish as is (17 Dec 2020) by Ben Kravitz
Short summary
Changes in the Hadley and Walker cells cause major climate disruptions across our planet. What has been overlooked so far is the question of whether these two circulations can shift their positions in a synchronized manner. We here show the synchronized spatial shifts between Walker and Hadley cells and further highlight a novel aspect of how tropical sea surface temperature anomalies can couple these two circulations. The re-positioning has important implications for extratropical rainfall.
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