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Atmospheric Blocking in Observation and Models  

Stefano Tibaldi and Franco Molteni

Online publication date:
Jan 2018
The atmospheric circulation in the mid-latitudes of both hemispheres is usually dominated by westerly winds and by planetary-scale and shorter-scale synoptic waves, moving mostly from west ... More

Climate Change and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks  

Pierre Friedlingstein

Online publication date:
Dec 2016
Climate and carbon cycle are tightly coupled on many time scales, from the interannual to the multimillennial. Observation always shows a positive feedback between climate and the carbon ... More

Climate Change Scenarios and African Climate Change  

Kerry H. Cook

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Jan 2018
Accurate projections of climate change under increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas levels are needed to evaluate the environmental cost of anthropogenic emissions, and to guide mitigation ... More

Forecasting Severe Convective Storms  

Stephen Corfidi

Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Modeling, Climate Impact: Extreme Events, Forecasting
Forecasting severe convective weather remains one of the most challenging tasks facing operational meteorology today, especially in the mid-latitudes, where severe convective storms occur ... More

High-Resolution Thunderstorm Modeling  

Leigh Orf

Online publication date:
Jan 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Modeling, Climate Impact: Extreme Events, Forecasting
Since the dawn of the digital computing age in the mid-20th century, computers have been used as virtual laboratories for the study of atmospheric phenomena. The first simulations of ... More

Impact of Land–Atmosphere Interactions on Sahel Climate  

Yongkang Xue

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Mar 2017
The Sahel of Africa has been identified as having the strongest land–atmosphere (L/A) interactions on Earth. The Sahelian L/A interaction studies started in the late 1970s. However, due to ... More

Polar Lows  

Annick Terpstra and Shun-ichi Watanabe

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Jun 2020
Polar lows are intense maritime mesoscale cyclones developing in both hemispheres poleward of the main polar front. These rapidly developing severe storms are accompanied by strong winds, ... More

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