Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4235–4256, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4235-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4235–4256, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4235-2019
Research article
03 Apr 2019
Research article | 03 Apr 2019

Indications for a potential synchronization between the phase evolution of the Madden–Julian oscillation and the solar 27-day cycle

Christoph G. Hoffmann and Christian von Savigny

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We examine a possible statistical linkage between atmospheric variability in the tropical troposphere on the intraseasonal timescale, which is known as Madden–Julian oscillation, and known variability of the solar radiation with a period of 27 days. This helps to understand tropospheric variability in more detail, which is generally of interest, e.g., for weather forecasting. We find indications for such a linkage; however, more research has to be conducted for an unambiguous attribution.
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