Original paper

A likely outcome of the sunspot peaks' influence on the North Atlantic Oscillation and Europe in winter

van Loon, Harry

Meteorologische Zeitschrift Vol. 23 No. 1 (2014), p. 75 - 77

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published: Jun 1, 2014
published online: Mar 26, 2014
manuscript accepted: Dec 15, 2013
manuscript revision received: Nov 6, 2013
manuscript received: Sep 10, 2013

DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2014/0533

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Abstract

The effect on the North Atlantic Oscillation of 15 sunspot peaks depends on whether the Oscillation is in-phase or out-of-phase with the sunspot peaks. When it is in-phase the anomalies of sea-level pressure adds to the average pressure distribution, and when it is out-of-phase it subtracts from it. Consequently, the atmospheric conditions over Europe in a sunspot peak depends on whether the North Atlantic Oscillation is in- or out-of-phase with the sunspot peak.

Keywords

sunspot peakseuropean winters