Thursday, January 5, 2012

How Does the Stratosphere Warm so Quickly?

It's called a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW).
A SSW happens when warming in the atmosphere is observed in significant fashion. Typically, stratospheric temperatures will rise by several tens of units over a few days. That is what we have seen in the last couple weeks.

Recently, we have been seeing a drop from the SSW, as observed by these CPC Temperatures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

they show greenland blocking starting up