Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 175–189, 2020
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 175–189, 2020

Research article 23 Apr 2020

Research article | 23 Apr 2020

Front–orography interactions during landfall of the 1992 New Year's Day Storm

Clemens Spensberger and Sebastian Schemm

Related authors

Overview of the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM2) and key climate response of CMIP6 DECK, historical, and scenario simulations
Øyvind Seland, Mats Bentsen, Dirk Olivié, Thomas Toniazzo, Ada Gjermundsen, Lise Seland Graff, Jens Boldingh Debernard, Alok Kumar Gupta, Yan-Chun He, Alf Kirkevåg, Jörg Schwinger, Jerry Tjiputra, Kjetil Schanke Aas, Ingo Bethke, Yuanchao Fan, Jan Griesfeller, Alf Grini, Chuncheng Guo, Mehmet Ilicak, Inger Helene Hafsahl Karset, Oskar Landgren, Johan Liakka, Kine Onsum Moseid, Aleksi Nummelin, Clemens Spensberger, Hui Tang, Zhongshi Zhang, Christoph Heinze, Trond Iversen, and Michael Schulz
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 6165–6200,,, 2020
Short summary
SST fronts along the Gulf Stream and Kuroshio affect the winter climatology primarily in the absence of cyclones
Leonidas Tsopouridis, Thomas Spengler, and Clemens Spensberger
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss.,,, 2020
Preprint under review for WCD
Short summary

Related subject area

Dynamical processes in midlatitudes
Influence of ENSO on North American subseasonal surface air temperature variability
Patrick Martineau, Hisashi Nakamura, and Yu Kosaka
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 395–412,,, 2021
Short summary
A process-based anatomy of Mediterranean cyclones: from baroclinic lows to tropical-like systems
Emmanouil Flaounas, Suzanne L. Gray, and Franziska Teubler
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 255–279,,, 2021
Short summary
Representation by two climate models of the dynamical and diabatic processes involved in the development of an explosively deepening cyclone during NAWDEX
David L. A. Flack, Gwendal Rivière, Ionela Musat, Romain Roehrig, Sandrine Bony, Julien Delanoë, Quitterie Cazenave, and Jacques Pelon
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 233–253,,, 2021
Short summary
A regime view of future atmospheric circulation changes in northern mid-latitudes
Federico Fabiano, Virna L. Meccia, Paolo Davini, Paolo Ghinassi, and Susanna Corti
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 163–180,,, 2021
Short summary
A global climatological perspective on the importance of Rossby wave breaking and intense moisture transport for extreme precipitation events
Andries Jan de Vries
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 129–161,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Aune, B. and Harstveit, K.: The Storm of January 1. 1992, Tech. Rep. 23/92 Klima, Det Norske Meteoroligiske Institutt, Oslo, Norway, 1992. a, b
Berry, G., Reeder, M. J., and Jakob, C.: A global climatology of atmospheric fronts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L04809,, 2011. a
Bjerknes, J. and Solberg, H.: Meteorological conditions for the formation of rain, Geofysiske Publikasjoner, II, 1–59, 1921. a, b
Bjerknes, J. and Solberg, H.: Life cycle of cyclones and the polar front theory of atmospheric circulation, Geofysiske Publikasjoner, III, 1–16, 1922. a, b
Short summary
In this paper, we take a second look at the development of an intense storm that made landfall in Norway a few hours into the new year of 1992, focussing on the effect of the Scandinavian mountains on the storm. We find that the cyclone core evolves largely unaffected, although both the warm and the cold fronts decay rapidly while passing over the mountains. This result suggests that the fronts of a cyclone can become detached from their cyclone core as part of the cyclone’s occlusion process.