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The role of the tropical West Pacific in the extreme northern hemisphere winter of 2013/14

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In the 2013/14 winter, the eastern USA was exceptionally cold, the Bering Strait region was exceptionally warm, California was in the midst of drought and the UK suffered severe flooding. It has been suggested that elevated SSTs in the tropical West Pacific (TWPAC) were partly to blame due to their producing a Rossby wavetrain that propagated into the extratropics. We find that seasonal forecasts with the tropical atmosphere relaxed towards a reanalysis give 2013/14 winter-mean anomalies with...

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Accepted
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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/2015JD024048

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
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European Research Council
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291406
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
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Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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2169-897X
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pubs:599075
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uuid:08820ed6-09cd-4a2b-8765-4bae35579566
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pubs:599075
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599075
Deposit date:
2016-02-04

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