Influence of the quasi-biennial oscillation on the extratropical winter stratosphere in an atmospheric general circulation model and in reanalysis data

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Anstey, James A.; Shepherd, Theodore G.; Scinocca, John F.;
  • Publisher: American Meteorological Society
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1175/2009JAS3292.1
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    arxiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

The interannual variability of the stratospheric polar vortex during winter in both hemispheres is observed to correlate strongly with the phase of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in tropical stratospheric winds. It follows that the lack of a spontaneously generate... View more
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