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Spotlight: the January 2021 sudden stratospheric warming

Lee, S. (2021) Spotlight: the January 2021 sudden stratospheric warming. Weather, 76 (4). pp. 135-136. ISSN 0043-1656

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1002/wea.3966


On 5 January 2021, the Arctic stratospheric polar vortex dramatically weakened, and the temperature of the Arctic stratosphere rapidly increased in an event known as a major sudden stratospheric warming (SSW). It is likely that this SSW influenced surface weather conditions for over a month afterward.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:97131

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