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Title: Impact of rising greenhouse gases on mid-latitude storm tracks and associated hydroclimate variability and change

Project Summary This project aimed to advance physical understanding of how and why the mid-latitude jet streams and storm tracks shift in intensity and latitude in response to changes in radiative forcing with an especial focus on rising greenhouse gases. The motivation, and much of the work, stemmed from the importance that these mean and transient atmospheric circulation systems have for hydroclimate. In particular drying and expansion of the subtropical dry zones has been related to a poleward shift of the mid-latitude jets and storm tracks. The work involved integrated assessment of observation and model projections as well as targeted model simulations.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1165193
Report Number(s):
DOE-LDEO--11111
DOE Contract Number:
SC0005107
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES