Dataset : Descriptors monitoring atmospheric centers of action of weather patterns around Aotearoa New Zealand


General metadata

Identifiers :
local : FR-18008901306731-2022-03-24-02 external : doi:10.25666/DATAUBFC-2022-03-24-02
Description :
Here we introduce a set of descriptors applied to weather regimes that allow for a detailed monitoring of
the location and intensity of their atmospheric centers of action (e.g., troughs and ridges) and the gradients between them, when applicable. Descriptors are designed to document the effect of climate variability and change in modulating the character of daily weather regimes, rather than merely their occurrence statistics. As a case study, the methodology is applied to Aotearoa New Zealand (ANZ), using ERA5 ensemble reanalysis data for the period 1979–2019.
Discipline :
meteorology & atmospheric sciences (sciences of the universe)
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Dates :
Data acquisition : from 2021 ongoing
Data provision : 1 Jan 2022
Metadata record : Creation : 24 Mar 2022

Update periodicity : as needed
Language : English (eng)
Audience : Research
RightsAttribution, Non Commercial, Share Alike


Benjamin Pohl, James Renwick (2022): Descriptors monitoring atmospheric centers of action of weather patterns around Aotearoa New Zealand. Biogéosciences. doi:10.25666/DATAUBFC-2022-03-24-02


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Administrative metadata

Data creators : Benjamin Pohl [1] [2], James Renwick [3]
Data collector : Benjamin Pohl [1] [2], James Renwick [3]
[1] : Laboratoire Biogéosciences (UMR 6282) (Université de Bourgogne)
[2] : Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers - Terre, Homme, Environnement, Temps, Astronomie (UAR 3245) (Université de Bourgogne)
[3] : Victoria University of Wellington
Publisher : Laboratoire Biogéosciences (UMR 6282)
Science contact : Benjamin Pohl website e-mail
Computing contact : Benjamin Pohl website e-mail
Access : available

Technical metadata

Formats : application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
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Datatype : Dataset


  • Pohl B, A Lorrey, A Sturman, H Quénol, J Renwick, N Fauchereau & J Pergaud (2021) “Beyond Weather Regimes”: Descriptors Monitoring Atmospheric Centers of Action. A case study for Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Climate, 34, 8341-8360. (doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0102.1)


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