Can Arctic warming influence UK extreme weather?

Hanna, Edward and Hall, Richard J. and Overland, James E. (2017) Can Arctic warming influence UK extreme weather? Weather, 72 (11). pp. 346-352. ISSN 0043-1656

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We explore a possible relation between the recent Arctic amplification of global warming and changes in North Atlantic jet stream circulation and UK extreme weather conditions over the last decade. Such a link is supported by some tantalising clues from recent North Atlantic atmospheric circulation changes in summer and winter but, due to multiple factors affecting jet-stream variability, we need extended records over at least a further decade to more reliably attribute these changes to global warming.

Keywords:Arctic, global warming, jet stream, North Atlantic Oscillation, UK extreme weather
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F331 Atmospheric Physics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:26444
Deposited On:22 Feb 2017 12:55

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