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Atmospheric circulation and its impact on ice phenology in Scandinavia

Blenckner, Thorsten and Järvinen, Marko and Weyhenmeyer, Gesa (2004). Atmospheric circulation and its impact on ice phenology in Scandinavia. Boreal Environment Research. 9 :5 , 371-380
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Atmospheric circulation is important in affecting surface climate and ecosystems. In this study, we compared the impact of north-atlantic and regional atmospheric circulation, as represented by the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index and a set of regional circulation indices, on ice phenology of 50 Scandinavian lakes. Both ice freeze and ice break-up dates were coherent over the whole region and were significantly correlated with both types of circulation indices. Correlations were especially strong for regional circulation indices. The application of regional indices, here for the first time related with ice data over a large area, allowed the determination of the type (i.e. meridional/ zonal wind and cyclonic/anticyclonic conditions) of atmospheric circulation influencing the ice phenology. The results suggest that regional circulation indices are very useful tools, in addition to global circulation, to improve the understanding of the interaction between ecosystem processes and climate

Authors/Creators:Blenckner, Thorsten and Järvinen, Marko and Weyhenmeyer, Gesa
Title:Atmospheric circulation and its impact on ice phenology in Scandinavia
Series Name/Journal:Boreal Environment Research
Year of publishing :2004
Depositing date:16 July 2015
Page range:371-380
Number of Pages:10
Place of Publication:HELSINKI
Publisher:Boreal Environment Research Publishing Board
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:M Aquatic sciences and fisheries > M40 Aquatic ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Fish and Aquacultural Science
Agrovoc terms:atmospheric circulation, climate, ecosystems, lakes, Scandinavia, ecosystem approaches, ice, phenology
Keywords:atmospheric circualtion, climate, ecosystems, lakes, Scandinavia, regional circulation indicies, ecosystem processes, lake freeze, ice break-up, ice phenology
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Web of Science (WoS)000226806100003
Alternative URL:http://www.borenv.net/BER/pdfs/ber9/ber9-409.pdf, http://www.borenv.net/
ID Code:12378
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Environmental Assessment (until 080831)
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Deposited On:16 Jul 2015 08:26
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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