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Stratospheric Polar Vortex Warming and Cold Air Outbreaks

Title: Stratospheric Polar Vortex Warming and Cold Air Outbreaks: A Case Study.
Name(s): Perrini, Nikki, author
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The predictability of the stratospheric circulations and the connection between the stratospheric branch and cold air branch allow us to predict large continental-scale cold air outbreaks with ample lead-time. Based on this, we have made experimental sub-seasonal forecasts for cold air outbreaks across the mid-latitude regions of North America, Europe, and Eastern Asia. The forecasts made in this winter have provided the public with a lead-time of 20-45 days for individual cold air outbreak events. This thesis also made a case study of a strong stratospheric circulation event called "STRAT_E", which had the longest duration and was the most intense cold air outbreak episode. The case study helps to further explain the processes behind cold air outbreaks.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0535 (IID)
Keywords: Cold air outbreaks, polar vortex, stratospheric circulations
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 10, 2015.
Subject(s): Meteorology
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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