Synoptic Meteorology:Polar Lows

Renfrew, I. A. ORCID: (2015) Synoptic Meteorology:Polar Lows. In: Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences. Elsevier, pp. 379-385. ISBN 9780123822253

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Polar lows are subsynoptic-scale cyclones that develop poleward of the main polar front over the ocean. Polar lows are the most intense variety of a general classification of polar mesoscale cyclones. They are typically less than 1000 km in scale and last for just 12-48 h, although they can have associated surface wind speeds of over 30 m s-1 (60 knots). Their scale and brief life cycle make them difficult to observe and forecast, therefore a genuine maritime hazard. Their role in the climate system and their outlook in a changing climate are topics of current research.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: air-sea heat fluxes,arctic instability lows,baroclinic instability,cisk,comma clouds,convection,extratropical cyclones,hurricanes,mesoscale cyclones,nordic seas,polar lows,polar mesocyclones,potential vorticity,vortices,wishe,physics and astronomy(all),sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
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Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 00:01
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 10:55
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-382225-3.00317-0

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