Modeling the East Asian-Western North Pacific Monsoon & ENSO
Wu, B. and Zhou, T. 2013. Relationships between the East Asian-Western North Pacific Monsoon and ENSO simulated by FGOALS-s2. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences 30: 713-725.
Finding #1: "The model fails to simulate the asymmetry of the wintertime circulation anomalies over the WNP between El Niño and La Niña."
Finding #2: "The simulated anomalous cyclone over the WNP (WNPAC) associated with La Niña is generally symmetric about the WNPAC associated with El Niño, rather than shifted westward as that in the observation."
Finding #3: "Simulated La Niña events decay much faster than observed."
Finding #4: "Owing to biases in the mean state, the precipitation anomalies over East Asia, especially those of the Meiyu rain belt, are much weaker than that in the observation."
Given the findings listed above, it is evident that although the model has improved over its earlier version, it still suffers from a number of bothersome inadequacies.
Wu, B., Zhou, T., Li, T. and Bao, Q. 2009. Inter-annual variability of the Asian-Australian monsoon and ENSO simulated by an ocean-atmosphere coupled model. Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Science 33: 285-299.