Descriptors monitoring atmospheric centers of action of weather patterns around Aotearoa New Zealand (2022)

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
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)

General metadata

Data acquisition date : from 2021 ongoing
Data acquisition methods :
Update periodicity : as needed
Language : English (eng)
Formats : application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
Audience : Research


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Publications :
  • 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)
  • Pohl B, A Sturman, J Renwick, H Quénol, N Fauchereau, A Lorrey & J Pergaud (2023) Precipitation and temperature anomalies over Aotearoa New Zealand analysed by weather types and descriptors of atmospheric centres of action. International Journal of Climatology, 43, 331-353. (doi:10.1002/joc.7762)


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Published : 14/06/2024 11:00 Size : 1355.85 kB

Description : Weather types ("Kidson types" redefined with ERA5 reanalyses) and descriptors of their main atmospheric centers of action (intensity, spatial coordinates). Excel format (.xlsx).


Published : 14/06/2024 11:02 Size : 1272.64 kB

Description : Weather types (original "Kidson types", defined with NCEP-NCAR reanalyses) and descriptors of their main atmospheric centers of action (intensity, spatial coordinates). Excel format (.xlsx).

Record created 24 Mar 2022 by Benjamin Pohl.
Last modification : 14 Jun 2024.
Local identifier: FR-18008901306731-2022-03-24-02.


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Université de Bourgogne, Université de Franche-Comté, UTBM, AgroSup Dijon, ENSMM, BSB, Arts des Metiers