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Rossby waves and extreme weather

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Published on Apr 15, 2016

Learn how giant airstreams high in the sky get trapped sometimes - leading to devastating weather extremes on the ground.
Copyright: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK and Climate Media Factory. This video was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

PIK research on the subject:
- Evidence for wave resonance as a key mechanism for generating high-amplitude quasi-stationary waves in boreal Summer
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1...
- Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep4...
https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press...
- Summertime Planetary Wave-Resonance in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/1...
- Record Balkan floods linked to jamming of giant airstreams: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press...
- Trapped atmospheric waves triggered more weather extremes: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press...
- Cold, hot or dry: Persistent weather extremes associated with decreased storm activity: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press...
- Summer storm weakening leads to more persistent heat extremes: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press...
- Record-breaking heavy rainfall events increased under global warming: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press...

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