Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 429–448, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-429-2022
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 429–448, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-429-2022
Research article
05 Apr 2022
Research article | 05 Apr 2022

Future changes in North Atlantic winter cyclones in CESM-LE – Part 1: Cyclone intensity, potential vorticity anomalies, and horizontal wind speed

Edgar Dolores-Tesillos et al.

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National Center for Atmospheric Research NCAR https://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.0/

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Strong winds caused by extratropical cyclones represent a costly hazard for European countries. Here, based on CESM-LENS coupled climate simulations, we show that future changes of such strong winds are characterized by an increased magnitude and extended footprint southeast of the cyclone center. This intensification is related to a combination of increased diabatic heating and changes in upper-level wave dynamics.