Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
20 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 20 Jan 2017

The dynamical impact of Rossby wave breaking upon UK PM10 concentration

Christopher P. Webber, Helen F. Dacre, William J. Collins, and Giacomo Masato


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AR by Chris Webber on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Dec 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Chris Webber on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The influence of synoptic meteorology on UK PM10 concentration ([PM110]) is analysed. ERA-Interim reanalysis data are used to detect upper-tropospheric wave breaking that explains much of the UK winter synoptic meteorological variability. Wave breaking is shown to positively impact UK [PM10], with a persistent Ω block feature resulting in the greatest probability of exceeding a hazardous UK [PM10]. The meteorological dynamics of UK PM10 exceedances are better understood following this study.
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