The quasi‐biennial oscillation

@article{Baldwin2001TheQO,
  title={The quasi‐biennial oscillation},
  author={M. P. Baldwin and L. Gray and T. Dunkerton and K. Hamilton and P. Haynes and W. Randel and J. Holton and M. Alexander and I. Hirota and T. Horinouchi and D. Jones and J. S. Kinnersley and C. Marquardt and K. Sato and M. Takahashi},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  year={2001},
  volume={39},
  pages={179-229}
}
  • M. P. Baldwin, L. Gray, +12 authors M. Takahashi
  • Published 2001
  • Geology
  • Reviews of Geophysics
  • The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) dominates the variability of the equatorial stratosphere (∼16–50 km) and is easily seen as downward propagating easterly and westerly wind regimes, with a variable period averaging approximately 28 months. From a fluid dynamical perspective, the QBO is a fascinating example of a coherent, oscillating mean flow that is driven by propagating waves with periods unrelated to that of the resulting oscillation. Although the QBO is a tropical phenomenon, it affects… CONTINUE READING

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