Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 111–128, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-111-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 111–128, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-111-2021
Research article
04 Feb 2021
Research article | 04 Feb 2021

Tropospheric eddy feedback to different stratospheric conditions in idealised baroclinic life cycles

Philip Rupp and Thomas Birner

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We use the simple framework of an idealised baroclinic life cycle to study the tropospheric eddy feedback to different stratospheric conditions and, hence, obtain insights into the fundamental processes of stratosphere–troposphere coupling – in particular, the processes involved in creating the robust equatorward shift in the tropospheric mid-latitude jet that has been observed following sudden stratospheric warming events.