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Title Wind 2h
Title of Series Supplemental videos of the paper "The climate of a retrograde rotating earth"
Author Röber, Niklas
Mikolajewicz, Uwe
Ziemen, Florian
Cioni, Guido
Claussen, Martin
Fraedrich, Klaus
Heidkamp, Marvin
Hohenegger, Cathy
Jimenez de la Cuesta, Guido
Kapsch, Marie-Luise
Lemburg, Alexander
Mauritsen, Thorsten
Meraner, Katharina
Schmidt, Hauke
Six, Katharina D.
Stemmler, Irene
Tamarin-Brodsky, Tali
Winkler, Alexander
Zhu, Xiuhua
Stevens, Bjorn
License CC Attribution 3.0 Germany:
You are free to use, adapt and copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in adapted or unchanged form for any legal purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
DOI 10.5446/36561
Publisher Copernicus Publications
Release Date 2018
Language Silent film

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Subject Area Earth Sciences
Abstract Results from simulations with the coarse-resolution version of MPI-ESM performed by the RETRO team at DKRZ. The left side shows a normal (prograde) rotating earth. The right side shows a backwards (retrograde) rotating earth. The simulations are forced with pre-industrial boundary conditions. For the full description see the Earth System Dynamics manuscript "The climate of a retrograde rotating earth". The zonal wind patterns are reversed in the retrograde simulation (right), resulting in easterly jets and westerly trade winds. Therefore, continents in the subtropics and mid-latitudes become colder on their western and warmer on their eastern margins. The storm track in the South Pacific is more pronounced, which is related to the changes in ocean circulation, specifically the subtropical gyre in the South Pacific.
Keywords Climate
Retrograde rotation
Thought experiment
Climate modeling
MPI-ESM

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