Lag Correlations Between Arctic Atmospheric Heat Loss and Northern Hemisphere Circulation Indices.

by R. E. Huschke, Conway B. Leovy


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A time series of "atmospheric heat loss" parameters for the Arctic is calculated using 5 years of radiosonde and cloud data. Thirty-day deviations from the mean annual cycle of atmospheric heat loss are lag-correlated with corresponding anomalies of several indexes of northern hemisphere circulation. Resulting correlation coefficients are small but statistically significant, interesting, and, as yet, unexplained. 19 pp. Ref.

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