New US CLIVAR Variations edition published:
The 2019 spring edition of Variations is themed “Stratosphere-troposphere coupling across timescales,” with guest editor Amy Butler, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory.
While US CLIVAR has traditionally focused on ocean-atmosphere coupling and its role on climate variability, in this edition of Variations we examine the coupling between the two lowest layers of the atmosphere, the troposphere and the stratosphere.
Articles featured in this edition:
- Connections between the stratosphere and synoptic variability (Attard and Coy)
- Stratospheric pathway of the MJO and ENSO for boreal winter surface climate (Garfinkel)
- Links between autumn snow cover and sea ice extent and Northern Hemisphere wintertime climate variability (Furtado)
- The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation and its influences at the surface (Alexander and Holt)
- Decadal variability and connections to the stratosphere: The role of solar variability (Hood and McCormack)
- The role of the stratosphere in future mid-latitude climate projections (Simpson, Hitchcock, Seager, and Wu)
To learn more about this topic, join us for a webinar on April 11 at 2:00 pm EDT, featuring contributors to this edition.