Arctic Sea Ice Change, Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation Patterns and Extreme Climate and Weather in Europe

  • Ralf Jaiser
  • Dörthe Handorf
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)


Research at AWI is based on expertise in observing, modelling and analysing data from polar latitudes. This fosters the overarching aim to identify and quantify natural and anthropogenic changes in polar systems and to explore their unique system properties. AWI research covers the full range of time scales from paleoclimatology to future projections.



The author appreciates the opportunity to be supported by this early ESKP project. In this regard, many thanks go to the coordinators Gesche Krause and Wolfgang Hiller. Additional very helpful support for articles on the ESKP website came from Karl Dzuba and Ute Münch as well as from Renate Treffeisen considering the Meereisportal. Public relations activities in Potsdam are only possible through the endless efforts of Marion Maturilli and Bernhard Diekmann. And finally the author wants to thank Klaus Dethloff and Dörthe Handorf for enabling and supporting his scientific work.


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  2. Jaiser, R., Dethloff, K., & Handorf, D. (2013). Stratospheric response to Arctic sea ice retreat and associated planetary wave propagation changes. Tellus A, 65.
  3. Handorf, D., Jaiser, R., Dethloff, K., Rinke, A., & Cohen, J. (2015). Impacts of Arctic sea ice and continental snow cover changes on atmospheric winter teleconnections. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(7), 2367–2377. Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)PotsdamGermany

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