Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Research article
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13 Jun 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 13 Jun 2018

Surface impacts of the Quasi Biennial Oscillation

Lesley J. Gray, James A. Anstey, Yoshio Kawatani, Hua Lu, Scott Osprey, and Verena Schenzinger


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AR by Lesley J. Gray on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Mar 2018) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Marvin A. Geller (26 Mar 2018)
RR by Chaim Garfinkel (31 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Apr 2018) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Lesley J. Gray on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (09 May 2018) by Gabriele Stiller
Short summary
A major phenomenon in the stratosphere is the Quasi Biennial Oscillation (QBO). Although a feature of the equatorial stratosphere, its influence extends to surface weather at both equatorial and mid latitudes. Improved knowledge of mechanisms of influence should help to improve weather forecasts. In this paper, QBO impacts at the surface are characterized and dominant mechanisms explored. Three pathways are identified, referred to as the tropical, subtropical and polar routes.
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