Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Research article
11 May 2023
Research article |  | 11 May 2023

Towards a holistic understanding of blocked regime dynamics through a combination of complementary diagnostic perspectives

Seraphine Hauser, Franziska Teubler, Michael Riemer, Peter Knippertz, and Christian M. Grams

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Blocking describes a flow configuration in the midlatitudes where stationary high-pressure systems block the propagation of weather systems. This study combines three individual perspectives that capture the dynamics and importance of various processes in the formation of a major blocking in 2016 from a weather regime perspective. In future work, this framework will enable a holistic view of the dynamics and the role of moist processes in different life cycle stages of blocked weather regimes.