Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Clim. Past, 15, 449–462, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-449-2019
Clim. Past, 15, 449–462, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-449-2019

Research article 19 Mar 2019

Research article | 19 Mar 2019

The response of tropical precipitation to Earth's precession: the role of energy fluxes and vertical stability

Chetankumar Jalihal et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Nov 2018) by Qiuzhen Yin
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ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2019) by Qiuzhen Yin
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Insolation is thought to drive monsoons on orbital timescales. We find that insolation can be a trigger for changes in precipitation, but surface energy and vertical stability play an important role too. These feedbacks are found to be dominant over oceans and can even counter the insolation forcing, thus leading to a land–sea differential response in precipitation.