Theoretical and Applied Climatology

, Volume 102, Issue 1, pp 205–212

Stationarity of atmospheric waves and blocking over Europe—based on a reanalysis dataset and two climate scenarios

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0261-3

Cite this article as:
Kreienkamp, F., Spekat, A. & Enke, W. Theor Appl Climatol (2010) 102: 205. doi:10.1007/s00704-010-0261-3


In this investigation, a circulation index was used which is capable of tracing blocked states of the hemispheric circulation which has a relevance for a mid-latitude window between 40° and 60°N and between 30°W and 30°E. Results with respect to the seasonality of blocking situations are presented. Additionally, it is shown to which degree the circulation conditions, as they are simulated by the ECHAM5-MPI/OM1 climate model, have a tendency to exhibit blocking. Finally, results are presented which indicate the developments in blocking if the index is applied to scenario runs of the model.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Climate and Environment Consulting Potsdam GmbHPotsdamGermany