Classifications of Atmospheric Circulation Patterns

  title={Classifications of Atmospheric Circulation Patterns},
  author={Radan Huth and Christoph Beck and Andreas Philipp and Matthias Demuzere and Zbigniew Ustrnul and Monika Cahynov{\'a} and Jan Kysel{\'y} and Ole Einar Tveito},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
We review recent advances in classifications of circulation patterns as a specific research area within synoptic climatology. The review starts with a general description of goals of classification and the historical development in the field. We put circulation classifications into a broader context within climatology and systematize the varied methodologies and approaches. We characterize three basic groups of classifications: subjective (also called manual), mixed (hybrid), and objective… Expand
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