Jet Streams Getting Stuck: Weather Gone Nuts, Crappy Weather

Why Jet Streams Get Stuck and Weather Goes Nuts: 1 of 2 // Dec 18, 2018

From top-down, big-picture thinking on the climate system, it is clear that when Arctic temperatures increase much faster than lower latitude temperatures, the jet streams must slow down and become wavier; in fact I have discussed this since 2010.

Peer-reviewed science is finally catching up. In this and the next video, I chat on:

  • Jet streams (planetary waves; Rossby waves) getting stuck in place, with:
  • Large ridges and troughs,
  • Causing extreme weather events via Quasi-Resonant Amplification.

Ref:  link to Earth Null School, 250 mb, here (1).

Google Scholar, ‘Jet-Streams’ sorted by date/relevance, link here (2), and

And from Michael Mann’s website, Research:  ‘Mann, M.E., Rahmstorf … Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification, Science Advances’–link to MannEtAlScienceAdvances18 (3).
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Crappy Weather From Stuck Jet Streams: 2 of 2 // Dec 18, 2018

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About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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