Articles | Volume 3, issue 3
Research article
29 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 29 Jul 2022

The tropical route of quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) teleconnections in a climate model

Jorge L. García-Franco, Lesley J. Gray, Scott Osprey, Robin Chadwick, and Zane Martin

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This paper establishes robust links between the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and several features of tropical climate. Robust precipitation responses, as well as changes to the Walker circulation, were found to be robustly linked to the variability in the lower stratosphere associated with the QBO using a 500-year simulation of a state-of-the-art climate model.