Atmospheric dynamics

Atmospheric dynamics encompasses all physical processes within atmospheres, including global and regional-scale circulation, convection, tropical and extratropical cyclones, and interannual variability. Information about atmospheric dynamics informs both short range weather forecasting and projections for medium to long term climate change.

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  • Comments and Opinion |

    The Emirates will shortly join the ranks of space-faring nations by sending an orbiter to Mars, aiming to make novel observations and inspire the country, write the mission leadership team.

    • O. Sharaf
    • , S. Amiri
    • , S. AlDhafri
    • , P. Withnell
    •  & D. Brain
  • News and Views |

    Over the last half of the twentieth century, surface temperature over the South Pole was steady if not slightly cooling, suggesting the high Antarctic interior might be immune to warming. Research now shows a dramatic switch; in the past 30 years, the South Pole has been warming at over three times the global rate.

    • Sharon E. Stammerjohn
    •  & Ted A. Scambos
    Nature Climate Change 10, 710-711
  • News and Views |

    The Madden–Julian oscillation causes teleconnections that impact mid-latitudes. Now research predicts dramatic eastward shifts of these impacts in the Pacific–North America region as the climate warms, leading to higher winter rainfall variability along the US West Coast and California in particular.

    • Hien X. Bui
    Nature Climate Change 10, 603-604