Mediterranean climate and some tropical teleconnections

Alpert, P. and Price, C. and Krichak, S. and Ziv, B. and Saaroni, H. and Osetinsky, I. and Barkan, J. and Kishcha, P. (2006) Mediterranean climate and some tropical teleconnections. Il nuovo cimento C, 29 (1). pp. 89-97. ISSN 1826-9885

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Some strong natural fluctuations of climate in the Eastern Mediterranean (EM) region are shown to be connected to the major tropical systems, e.g., El Nino Southern Oscillation, South Asian Monsoon and hurricanes. Modelling of the severe floods suggests a relation to tropical hurricanes. For a, specific event, high-resolution modelling of the severe flood on December 3-5, 2001. in Israel suggests a relation to hurricane Olga. In order to understand the factors governing the Eastern Mediterranean climate variability in the summer season, the relationship between extreme summer temperatures and the South Asian Monsoon was examined. Other tropical factors, like the Red Sea Trough system and the Saharan dust, also contribute to the Mediterranean climate variability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the Workshop on "Historical Reconstruction of Climate Variability and Change in Mediterranean Regions", Bologna, October 5-6, 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climatology ; Climate dynamics ; General circulation
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551.6 Climatologia e tempo atmosferico (Classificare qui i lo studio dei Cambiamenti climatici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 16:20
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 16:20

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