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European and north atlantic daily to multidecadal climate variability

Objective

EMULATE proposes to create daily gridded fields of mean-sea-level pressure (MSLP) over the extratropical North Atlantic and Europe (25 degrees North to 70 degrees North; 70 degrees West to 50 degrees East on a 5 degrees by 5 degrees grid spacing), 1850 to date. The data will be used to develop time series of characteristic atmospheric circulation patterns for each season, sampled on sub-monthly time scales. Variations and trends in these patterns will be related to those evident in large-scale sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and other possible oceanic fluctuations including those of the thermohaline circulation, with the aid of atmosphere only and coupled atmosphere and ocean models. Variations in the incidence of extremes of temperature and precipitation across Europe will be related to fluctuations and trends in the atmospheric circulation patterns on daily to multi-decadal timescales and, for temperature, to SST and possible anthropogenic factors.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Address

10691 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Guldhedsgatan 5A, Earth Sciences Centre
413 81 Goeteborg
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Fitzroy Road, Metz Office
EX1 3PB Exeter
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
Address
Universitstsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
Address
Placa Imperial Tarraco 1
43005 Tarragona
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
12,Hallerstrasse 12
30123012 Bern