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Nonlinear response of mid-latitude weather to the changing Arctic

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Title
Nonlinear response of mid-latitude weather to the changing Arctic
Other Titles
변화하는 북극 지역에 대한 중위도 날씨의 비선형 반응
Authors
Overland, James E
Dethloff, Klaus
Francis, Jennifer A.
Hall, Richard J.
Hanna, Edward
Kim, Seong-Joong
Screen, James A.
Shepherd, Theodore G.
Vihma, Timo
Subject
Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Keywords
Arctic; Climate change; Extreme weather events
Issue Date
2016
Citation
Overland, James E., et al. 2016. Nonlinear response of mid-latitude weather to the changing Arctic. Nature Climate Change, 6(1): 992-999.
Abstract
Are continuing changes in the Arctic influencing wind patterns and the occurrence of extreme weather events in northern midlatitudes? The chaotic nature of atmospheric circulation precludes easy answers. The topic is a major science challenge, as continued Arctic temperature increases are an inevitable aspect of anthropogenic climate change. We propose a perspective that rejects simple cause-and-effect pathways and notes diagnostic challenges in interpreting atmospheric dynamics. We present a way forward based on understanding multiple processes that lead to uncertainties in Arctic and mid-latitude weather and climate linkages. We emphasize community coordination for both scientific progress and communication to a broader public.
DOI
10.1038/nclimate3121
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