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Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

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Fig. 2 | Geoscience Letters

Fig. 2

From: The partitioning of poleward energy transport response between the atmosphere and Ekman flux to prescribed surface forcing in a simplified GCM

Fig. 2

a The meridional energy transport by the atmosphere FA (red), the Ekman flow FE (blue), and the sum (black) in PW, b the meridional mass transport by the atmosphere MA (red) and the Ekman flow ME (blue) in Sv, and c the gross stability of the atmosphere SA = FA/MA (red), its approximate estimate FA/ME (red dashed), and that of the Ekman flow SE = FE/ME (blue) in 104 J kg−1, as a function of Ts − Td in CNT. All estimates are computed as the average of the absolute values at 10°S and 10°N

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