STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION OF WIND CLIMATOLOGY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC AND NORTHWESTERN EUROPEAN REGION

Monthly means of sea level air pressure (SLP) and sea surface temperature (SST) fields have been used as predictors to reconstruct an approximate winter season wind/storm climatology over the northern North Atlantic region throughout the 20th century. The rebuilt climatology, valid for 10 observation stations, is based on statistical relationships between large scale monthly mean atmospheric conditions (SLP and SST) and local observations during the period 1961-1987. The statistical relationships are identified by canonical correlation analysis combined with a cross validation technique. Double cross-validation is used to verify the statistical model. Dynamic-synoptic interpretation of the relationship between patterns of the atmospheric circulation and anomalies in the wind/storm climatology is given. The historical climatology (1903-87) for each observation station is obtained by downscaling the observed large scale conditions. It is found that there are no significant trends in stormlines within the present century.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Climate Change Offshore N.W. Europe, an Assessment of the Impact of Changing Meteorological and Oceanographic (Metocean) Conditions on Offshore Activities; 18 April 1996; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by Soc for Underwater Technology, London, UK [19 p, 22 ref, 5 tab, 6 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Li
    • T-S
    • Kaas, E
    • Schmith, T
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM