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A teleconnection pattern in upper-level meridional wind over the North African and Eurasian continent in summer

Authors:

Ri-Yu Lu ,

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CN
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Jai-Ho Oh,

Meteorological Research Institute, Korea Meteorological Administration, Seoul, KR
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Baek-Jo Kim

Meteorological Research Institute, Korea Meteorological Administration, Seoul, KR
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Abstract

One-point correlation analysis on upper-level meridional wind identified the existence of a teleconnection pattern in July, which emerges from North Africa to East Asia along the westerly jet in the middle latitudes. We examined the spatial and temporal structures of this teleconnection pattern, and found the unique characteristics rather different from the patterns in other elements such as geopotential height, streamfunction and vorticity. We also investigated the relationship between this teleconnection and precipitation, and suggested that the teleconnectionis a possible linkage of the EASM to the Indian monsoon, and even to subtropical heating anomalies over Atlantic.

How to Cite: Lu, R.-Y., Oh, J.-H. and Kim, B.-J., 2002. A teleconnection pattern in upper-level meridional wind over the North African and Eurasian continent in summer. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 54(1), pp.44–55. DOI: http://doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v54i1.12122
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  Published on 01 Jan 2002
 Accepted on 27 Aug 2001            Submitted on 8 Sep 2000

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