EGU22-5829
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-5829
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Seasonal differences in the persistence of SST’s Response to the North Atlantic Jet Stream

Jennifer Mecking1, Bablu Sinha1, Ben Harvey2, Jon Robson2, and Tom Bracegirdle3
Jennifer Mecking et al.
  • 1National Oceanography Centre, Southampton UK
  • 2University of Reading, Reading UK
  • 3British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge UK

The North Atlantic Jet Stream is well known to leave an imprint on the North Atlantic SST in the form of a tri-polar pattern.  The majority of the existing research has focused on the winter jet stream position or strength of the jet stream.  Here we look at the response of the North Atlantic SSTs to the strength and position of the North Atlantic Jet Stream across all seasons in the CMIP6 piControl simulations.  For the case of both the strength and position of the jet stream the multi-model mean response is a tripolar SST pattern, with the response to the changes in strength showing a slight horseshoe pattern with the northern and southern most anomalies connected on the east and most evident in the summer.  The SST response to winter and spring jet stream changes persist the longest with the northern most imprint on the SSTs lasting up to 2 years.  The response to changes in the jet stream in the summer and fall leave an imprint on the SSTs lasting atmost into the following year.   Furthermore, we investigate at how these responses vary among the CMIP6 models and potential mechanisms leading to the persistence.

How to cite: Mecking, J., Sinha, B., Harvey, B., Robson, J., and Bracegirdle, T.: Seasonal differences in the persistence of SST’s Response to the North Atlantic Jet Stream, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-5829, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-5829, 2022.

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