Decadal-scale variability in hazardous winds in northern Switzerland since end of the 19th century

Welker, Christoph Simon; Martius, Olivia (2014). Decadal-scale variability in hazardous winds in northern Switzerland since end of the 19th century. Atmospheric science letters, 15(2), pp. 86-91. Wiley 10.1002/asl2.467

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The decadal-scale variability in winter hazardous winds in northern Switzerland from 1871 to present is investigated in the Twentieth Century Reanalysis (20CR). Independent wind speed measurements taken at Zurich climate station show that the interannual and decadal variability in hazardous winds in northern Switzerland is realistically represented in the 20CR. Both time series exhibit pronounced decadal-scale variability with periods between approximately 36 and 47 years. At these periodicities, the hazardous wind variability in northern Switzerland is positively correlated with the variability in the North Atlantic Oscillation, however the strength and statistical significance of their co-variability varies over time.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Impact
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Welker, Christoph Simon and Romppainen-Martius, Olivia

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

1530-261X

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

16 Sep 2014 08:56

Last Modified:

17 Nov 2016 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/asl2.467

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.52387

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52387

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