Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Research article
26 Apr 2024
Research article |  | 26 Apr 2024

Life cycle dynamics of Greenland blocking from a potential vorticity perspective

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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2945', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2945', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jan 2024
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2945', Seraphine Hauser, 21 Feb 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Seraphine Hauser on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Mar 2024) by Juliane Schwendike
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Mar 2024)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Mar 2024)
ED: Publish as is (18 Mar 2024) by Juliane Schwendike
AR by Seraphine Hauser on behalf of the Authors (20 Mar 2024)
Short summary
Blocking over Greenland has substantial impacts on the weather and climate in mid- and high latitudes. This study applies a quasi-Lagrangian thinking on the dynamics of Greenland blocking and reveals two pathways of anticyclonic anomalies linked to the block. Moist processes were found to play a dominant role in the formation and maintenance of blocking. This emphasizes the necessity of the correct representation of moist processes in weather and climate models to realistically depict blocking.