Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Research article
12 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2024

Increasing frequency and lengthening season of western disturbances are linked to increasing strength and delayed northward migration of the subtropical jet

Kieran M. R. Hunt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1778', A. P. Dimri, 02 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1778', Jean-Philippe Baudouin, 20 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Kieran Hunt on behalf of the Authors (12 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Dec 2023) by Nili Harnik
ED: Publish as is (28 Jan 2024) by Nili Harnik
AR by Kieran Hunt on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2024)
Short summary
This study investigates changes in weather systems that bring winter precipitation to south Asia. We find that these systems, known as western disturbances, are occurring more frequently and lasting longer into the summer months. This shift is leading to devastating floods, as happened recently in north India. By analysing 70 years of weather data, we trace this change to shifts in major air currents known as the subtropical jet. Due to climate change, such events are becoming more frequent.