Climate Dynamics

, Volume 42, Issue 3–4, pp 1127–1128 | Cite as

Comment on “Trends and low frequency variability of extra-tropical cyclone activity in the ensemble of twentieth century reanalysis” by Xiaolan L. Wang, Y. Feng, G. P. Compo, V. R. Swail, F. W. Zwiers, R. J. Allan, and P. D. Sardeshmukh, Climate Dynamics, 2012

  • Oliver Krueger
  • Frauke Feser
  • Lars Bärring
  • Eigil Kaas
  • Torben Schmith
  • Heikki Tuomenvirta
  • Hans von Storch
Article

Abstract

The main subject of this article is to comment on the issue of storminess trends derived from the twentieth century reanalysis (20CR) and from observations in the North Atlantic region written about in Wang et al. (Clim Dyn 40(11–12):2775–2800, 2012). The statement that the 20CR estimates would be consistent with storminess derived from pressure-based proxies does not hold for the time prior to 1950.

Keywords

Reanalysis data Extra-tropical cyclones Storm activity Trends and low frequency variability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Krueger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frauke Feser
    • 2
  • Lars Bärring
    • 5
  • Eigil Kaas
    • 4
  • Torben Schmith
    • 3
  • Heikki Tuomenvirta
    • 6
  • Hans von Storch
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeoSciencesThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Institute for Coastal ResearchHelmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtGeesthachtGermany
  3. 3.Center for Ocean and IceDanish Meteorological InstituteCopenhagenDenmark
  4. 4.Niels Bohr Institute, Earth and Planetary PhysicsCopenhagenDenmark
  5. 5.SMHI, Rossby CentreNorrköpingSweden
  6. 6.Finish Meteorological InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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