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Volume 16, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15529–15543, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15529-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15529–15543, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15529-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Dec 2016

Research article | 15 Dec 2016

Multidecadal variations of the effects of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation on the climate system

Stefan Brönnimann et al.

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The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation is a wind oscillation in the equatorial stratosphere. Effects on climate have been found, which is relevant for seasonal forecasts. However, up to now only relatively short records were available, and even within these the climate imprints were intermittent. Here we analyze a 108-year long reconstruction as well as four 405-year long simulations. We confirm most of the claimed QBO effects on climate, but they are small, which explains apparently variable effects.
The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation is a wind oscillation in the equatorial stratosphere. Effects on...
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