publication . Article . 2008

Climatological properties of summertime extra-tropical storm tracks in the Northern Hemisphere

Michel D. S. Mesquita; Nils Gunnar Kvamstø; Asgeir Sorteberg; David E. Atkinson;
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  • Published: 01 May 2008 Journal: Tellus A, volume 60, pages 557-569 (issn: 0280-6495, eissn: 1600-0870, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
This paper presents climatological properties of Northern Hemisphere summer extratropical storm tracks using data extracted from an existing, relative-vorticity-based storm database. This database was constructed using the NCEPNCAR ‘Reanalysis I’ data set from 1948 to 2002. Results contrasting summer and winter patterns for several storm parameters indicated general similarity at the largest scales, including the prominent track corridors of the middle latitude ocean regions and the mid-continental and east coast genesis zones. Variations between seasons generally consisted of differences in the strength and position of these major features. Several results unde...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Arctic oscillation, Winter storm, Severe weather, Storm, Tropical cyclone, North Atlantic oscillation, Northern Hemisphere, Extratropical cyclone, Environmental science, Climatology
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