How the Heating over the Tibetan Plateau Affects the Asian Climate in Summer
WU Guo-Xiong1,LIU Yi-Min1,LIU Xin2,DUAN An-Min1, and LIANG Xiao-Yun11 State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029 2 Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085
Recent studies concerning the influences of the elevated heating over the Tibetan Plateau on the Asian climate pattern are summarized. These include the thermal adaptation of the atmosphere to diabatic heating, the combined effects of the local heating and continental scale heating, the impacts of surface friction and the energy source of waves based on theoretic analysis, data diagnose, and numerical simulation. The different impacts on circulation between the Tibetan Plateau, Rocky Mountain and Andes Mountain are also addressed.