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https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-777-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-777-2021
Research article
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25 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 25 Aug 2021

Reconstructing winter climate anomalies in the Euro-Atlantic sector using circulation patterns

Erica Madonna, David S. Battisti, Camille Li, and Rachel H. White

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The amount of precipitation over Europe varies substantially from year to year, with impacts on crop yields and energy production. In this study, we show that it is possible to infer much of the winter precipitation and temperature signal over Europe by knowing only the frequency of occurrence of certain atmospheric circulation patterns. The results highlight the importance of (daily) weather for understanding and interpreting seasonal signals.