Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 173–185, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-173-2015
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 173–185, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-173-2015

Research article 16 Mar 2015

Research article | 16 Mar 2015

Equilibrium temperature distribution and Hadley circulation in an axisymmetric model

N. Tartaglione

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At the Equator, where the heating is larger than that at other latitudes, air rises and diverges poleward in the upper troposphere, descending more or less at 30° latitude; this circulation is the Hadley cell. We studied the impact of different meridional and vertical temperature distributions on a few features of the Hadley cell. Some parameters show a regular dependence on these distributions; others remain rather stable with distributions, but when they change, they do it in an abrupt way.