Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 615–625, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-615-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 615–625, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-615-2017

Research article 12 Jan 2017

Research article | 12 Jan 2017

Stratospheric tropical warming event and its impact on the polar and tropical troposphere

Kunihiko Kodera et al.

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An exceptional strengthening of the middle atmospheric subtropical jet occurred without an apparent relationship with the tropospheric circulation. The analysis of this event demonstrated downward penetration of stratospheric influence to the troposphere: in the north polar region amplification of planetary wave occurred due to a deflection by the strong middle atmospheric subtropical jet, whereas in the tropics, increased tropopause temperature suppressed equatorial convective activity.
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