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Volume 10, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2157–2168, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-2157-2017
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Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2157–2168, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-2157-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Methods for assessment of models 08 Jun 2017

Methods for assessment of models | 08 Jun 2017

Defining metrics of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in global climate models

Verena Schenzinger et al.
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The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) is a pattern of winds in the equatorial stratosphere that has been observed for the past 60 years. It is thought to have long-range influences, e.g. on the Northern Hemisphere winter polar vortex and therefore Europe's winter weather. Since its period is about 2 years, being able to predict the QBO might also improve weather forecasting. Using a set of characteristic metrics, this paper examines how reliable current climate models are in simulating the QBO.
The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) is a pattern of winds in the equatorial stratosphere that...
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