Advances in Meteorology

Large-Scale Dynamics, Anomalous Flows, and Teleconnections 2015


Publishing date
03 Jul 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Feb 2015

Lead Editor

1University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

2Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

3State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China

4Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


Large-Scale Dynamics, Anomalous Flows, and Teleconnections 2015

Description

There are still issues in large-scale flow dynamics that have yet to be explored. While the dynamics of large-scale meteorology have been largely described, one outstanding issue is anticipating a change in the hemispheric flow regime. These changes can happen gradually or quite abruptly. Another outstanding issue is predicting the onset or termination of blocking events. Atmospheric blocking typically describes a persistent, midlatitude ridging in the middle and upper troposphere that impedes the regular progression of synoptic-scale cyclones along the storm track. They can also occur episodically and dominate regional flow regimes for an entire season or more. Blocking recently contributed to the deadly heat wave that occurred over western Russia during the summer of 2010. Large-scale atmospheric dynamics and blocking are also associated with the occurrence of teleconnection patterns. Currently, these are identified through the use of empirically derived indices; however, their dynamics are not well understood. Anomalous flows and teleconnections can be responsible for extreme weather, such as the warm March 2012 over much of North America. Then, understanding their dynamics and behaviour more thoroughly will be important for anticipating the impact of climate change.

We are particularly interested in manuscripts that examine the dynamics and predictability of anomalous flows and atmospheric teleconnections, from both a short- and long-range perspective. Also, the examination of stratosphere-troposphere coupling would be a topic of interest. Papers that analyze the causes and the impacts of large-scale events that have led to periods of destructive weather, regardless of season, are also welcomed. Climatological studies that use models to project general circulation features, their future distribution, and their societal impacts would also be of interest to the community.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Dynamics of teleconnections or blocking and predictability
  • Large-scale predictability on the seasonal scale
  • Climatological studies
  • Interannual and interdecadal variability in teleconnections and blocking
  • Blocking and climate change
  • Stratosphere-troposphere coupling (e.g., sudden stratospheric warming) during blocking

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1893468
  • - Editorial

Large-Scale Dynamics, Anomalous Flows, and Teleconnections 2015

Anthony R. Lupo | Stephen J. Colucci | ... | Yafei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2908423
  • - Research Article

The Application of Diabatic Heating in -Vectors for the Study of a North American Cyclone Event

Katie L. Crandall | Patrick S. Market | ... | Justin J. Abraham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5035086
  • - Research Article

Trends in Summer Season Climate for Eastern Europe and Southern Russia in the Early 21st Century

Maria G. Lebedeva | Olga V. Krymskaya | ... | Alexandr B. Solovyov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6318460
  • - Research Article

The Impact of Storm Tracks on Warm-Season Precipitation in the Midwest: Contrasting the 1988 Drought and 1993 Flood

Timothy Paul Eichler | Zaitao Pan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 629429
  • - Research Article

Atmospheric Circulation Regimes in a Nonlinear Quasi-Geostrophic Model

Henriette Labsch | Dörthe Handorf | ... | Michael V. Kurgansky
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 935431
  • - Research Article

Assessing the Capabilities of Three Regional Climate Models over CORDEX Africa in Simulating West African Summer Monsoon Precipitation

A. A. Akinsanola | K. O. Ogunjobi | ... | V. O. Ajayi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 780205
  • - Research Article

Recent Changes in the Annual Mean Regional Hadley Circulation and Their Impacts on South America

Ana Carolina Vasques Freitas | Tércio Ambrizzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 720545
  • - Research Article

Northern Hemisphere Climatology and Interannual Variability of Storm Tracks in NCEP’s CFS Model

Timothy Paul Eichler | Francisco Alvarez | Jon Gottschalck
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 634896
  • - Research Article

A Dynamic Analysis of a Record Breaking Winter Season Blocking Event

Andrew D. Jensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 519593
  • - Research Article

The Impact of Trends in the Large Scale Atmospheric Circulation on Mediterranean Surface Turbulent Heat Fluxes

Joy Romanski | Sultan Hameed
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