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Assessment of Climate Variability over East Asia-Korea for 2015/16 Winter
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  • Journal title : Atmosphere
  • Volume 26, Issue 2,  2016, pp.337-345
  • Publisher : Korean Meteorological Society
  • DOI : 10.14191/Atmos.2016.26.2.337
 Title & Authors
Assessment of Climate Variability over East Asia-Korea for 2015/16 Winter
Jeong, Jee-Hoon; Park, Tae-Won; Choi, Ja-Hyun; Son, Seok-Woo; Song, Kanghyun; Kug, Jong-Seong; Kim, Baek-Min; Kim, Hyun-kyung; Yim, So-Young;
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This paper is to assess the state of climate over East Asia and Korea during 2015/16 winter. There was a distinct intraseasonal climate variation during the period: the record-breaking warmth in December 2015 vs. strong cold surge outbreaks in January 2016. It is suggested that the anomalous warming in December 2015 was contributed by an intensification of Kuroshio anticyclone associated with 2015/16 El and polar vortex intensification. In January 2016, a strong cold surge outbroke over East Asia bringing severe cold more than two weeks. The cold surge was a blocking-type one which followed extremely negative AO developed from early January. It was suggested that the intensification of cold surge might be contributed indirectly by a strong Arctic warming and MJO activity during the period.
Winter climate;cold surge;MJO;stratospheric influence;;
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