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Reply to comment by Courtenay Strong and Robert E. Davis on ``Historical trends in the jet streams''
 

Summary: Reply to comment by Courtenay Strong and Robert E. Davis on
``Historical trends in the jet streams''
Cristina L. Archer1
and Ken Caldeira2
Received 23 June 2008; revised 13 November 2008; accepted 20 November 2008; published 25 December 2008.
Citation: Archer, C. L., and K. Caldeira (2008), Reply to
comment by Courtenay Strong and Robert E. Davis on
``Historical trends in the jet streams'', Geophys. Res. Lett., 35,
L24807, doi:10.1029/2008GL035114.
[1] We would like to apologize for unintentionally omit-
ting references to related previous studies of Dr. Strong and
Dr. Davis in our paper Archer and Caldeira [2008].
[2] The aim of our paper was to identify broad climato-
logical changes in jet stream properties, and thus monthly
average values were appropriate. Strong and Davis [2008]
are correct that the understanding of how changes in jet
streams would affect weather in any given location or time
of year would require a much more detailed analysis both in
space and in time.
[3] Jet streams are characterized by high wind speeds and

  

Source: Archer, Cristina Lozej - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

 

Collections: Geosciences; Renewable Energy