Articles | Volume 16, issue 24
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, Abdul Malik, Alexander Stickler, Martin Wegmann, Christoph C. Raible, Stefan Muthers, Julien Anet, Eugene Rozanov, and Werner Schmutz


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Stefan Bronnimann on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Oct 2016) by Peter Haynes
RR by Indrani Roy (08 Nov 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Nov 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Nov 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Stefan Bronnimann on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
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.
Final-revised paper