Has a warm North Atlantic contributed to recent European cold winters?

Keenlyside, Noel S. and Omrani, Nour-Eddine (2014) Has a warm North Atlantic contributed to recent European cold winters? Environmental Research Letters, 9 (6). 061001. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/061001.

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Abstract

The rise of global surface temperature waned during the last decade, despite increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. The temperature changes were most pronounced over northern hemisphere land masses during winter (Cohen et al 2012). They were largely associated with weakening of the mid-latitude westerly flow. To some, these temperature changes may seem paradoxical in the light of anthropogenic global warming, and thus there is much interest in explaining them. Peings and Magnusdottir (2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 034018) provide evidence that recent warming of the North Atlantic sea surface temperature (SST) may be part of the explanation.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000341825200001
Keywords: AMV, climate change, winter climate
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-ME Maritime Meteorology
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/061001
ISSN: 1748-9326
Projects: GREENICE
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 11:32
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 11:32
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/25836

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