Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 63–76, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-63-2017

Special issue: The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) (ACP/ESSD...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 63–76, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-63-2017

Review article 09 Feb 2017

Review article | 09 Feb 2017

A sudden stratospheric warming compendium

Amy H. Butler et al.

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From six different reanalysis products, we created a new comprehensive database of major sudden stratospheric warming events, which are large and rapid temperature increases in the stratosphere associated with a reversal of the stratospheric winter circulation. This new database can facilitate analysis of the evolution and surface impacts of these events as well as intercomparison of reanalysis products.