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The stratospheric polar vortex and sudden stratospheric warmings

Lee, S. H. (2021) The stratospheric polar vortex and sudden stratospheric warmings. Weather, 76 (1). pp. 12-13. ISSN 0043-1656

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The polar vortex is the dominant feature of the wintertime stratosphere. Sometimes, it is unusually strong, while at others it is very weak or destroyed in an event known as a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW). Both can play an important role in driving the type and predictability of the weather we experience at the surface.

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Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
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