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WCD | Articles | Volume 1, issue 2
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 405–426, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-405-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 405–426, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-1-405-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 Aug 2020

Research article | 24 Aug 2020

The sensitivity of atmospheric blocking to upstream latent heating – numerical experiments

Daniel Steinfeld et al.

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RR by Florian Pantillon (17 Jul 2020)
RR by Oscar Martinez-Alvarado (28 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Jul 2020) by Helen Dacre
AR by Daniel Steinfeld on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The effect of latent heating on atmospheric blocking is investigated using numerical sensitivity experiments. The modification of latent heating in the upstream cyclone has substantial effects on the upper-tropospheric circulation, demonstrating that some blocking systems do not develop at all without upstream latent heating. The results highlight the importance of moist-diabatic processes for the dynamics of prolonged anticyclonic circulation anomalies.
The effect of latent heating on atmospheric blocking is investigated using numerical sensitivity...
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