Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
WCD Ideas
30 Apr 2024
WCD Ideas |  | 30 Apr 2024

WCD Ideas: Teleconnections through weather rather than stationary waves

Clemens Spensberger

Data sets

ERA5 jet axes 1979-2022 C. Spensberger

Short summary
It is well-established that variations in convection in the tropical Indo-Pacific can influence weather in far-away regions. In this idea, I argue that the main theory used to explain this influence over large distances is incomplete. I propose hypotheses that could lead the way towards a more fundamental explanation and outline a novel approach that could be used to test the hypotheses I raise. The suggested approach might be useful to address also other long-standing questions.