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The Impact of the East Atlantic/Western Russia Pattern on the Hydroclimatology of Europe from Mid-Winter to Late Spring

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, 27570 Bremerhaven, Germany
Climate 2014, 2(4), 296-309; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli2040296
Received: 20 May 2014 / Revised: 22 September 2014 / Accepted: 28 September 2014 / Published: 15 October 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Changes in Precipitation and Impacts on Regional Water Resources)
In this study, the influence of the East Atlantic/Western Russia teleconnection pattern on the hydroclimatology of Europe, from mid-winter to late spring, is investigated. The influence of EAWR on the variability of precipitation (PP), temperature (TT) and standardized precipitation-evapotranspiration index (SPEI) is investigated on the base of correlation and stability maps. It is shown that EAWR has a strong impact on the coupling between the sub-tropical Atlantic Jet and the African Jet, which in turn affects the climate variability over Europe from mid-winter to late spring. The strongest impact of the mid-winter EAWR over the European precipitation is found to be in mid-winter and early spring over the northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and the central and eastern part of Europe; while the influence of the mid-winter EAWR on European temperature persists from mid-winter to late spring, giving the possibility of a potential predictability for spring temperature over extended European regions. View Full-Text
Keywords: East Atlantic/Western Russia teleconnection pattern; atmospheric circulation; SPEI drought index East Atlantic/Western Russia teleconnection pattern; atmospheric circulation; SPEI drought index
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Ionita, M. The Impact of the East Atlantic/Western Russia Pattern on the Hydroclimatology of Europe from Mid-Winter to Late Spring. Climate 2014, 2, 296-309. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli2040296

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Ionita M. The Impact of the East Atlantic/Western Russia Pattern on the Hydroclimatology of Europe from Mid-Winter to Late Spring. Climate. 2014; 2(4):296-309. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli2040296

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Ionita, Monica. 2014. "The Impact of the East Atlantic/Western Russia Pattern on the Hydroclimatology of Europe from Mid-Winter to Late Spring" Climate 2, no. 4: 296-309. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli2040296

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