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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 63–76, 2017

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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 63–76, 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.