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  author = {{Roca}, R. and {Picon}, L. and {Desbois}, M. and {Le Treut}, H. and 
	{Morcrette}, J.-J.},
  title = {{Direct comparison of meteosat water vapor channel data and general circulation model results}},
  journal = {\grl},
  keywords = {Oceanography: Physical: General circulation},
  year = 1997,
  volume = 24,
  pages = {147-150},
  abstract = {{Following a model to satellite approach, this study points out the
ability of the general circulation model (GCM) of the Laboratoire de
Météorologie Dynamique to reproduce the observed
relationship between tropical convection and subtropical moisture in the
upper troposphere. Those parameters are characterized from Meteosat
water vapor equivalent brightness temperatures (WVEBT) over a monthly
scale. The simulated WVEBT field closely resembles to the observed
distribution. The pure water vapor features and the convective areas are
well located and their seasonal variations are captured by the model. A
dry (moist) bias is found over convective (subsiding) areas, whereas the
model globally best acts over Atlantic ocean than over Africa. The
observed and simulated seasonal variations show that an extension of the
ITCZ is correlated to a moistening of the upper troposphere in
subtropical areas. Those results imply a positive large scale
relationship between convective and subsiding areas in both observation
and simulation, and suggest the relevance of our approach for further
climatic studies.
  doi = {10.1029/96GL03923},
  adsurl = {},
  adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}
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