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Warm Arctic episodes linked with increased frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, March 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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792 tweeters
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Title
Warm Arctic episodes linked with increased frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States
Published in
Nature Communications, March 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-02992-9
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Authors

Judah Cohen, Karl Pfeiffer, Jennifer A. Francis

Abstract

Recent boreal winters have exhibited a large-scale seesaw temperature pattern characterized by an unusually warm Arctic and cold continents. Whether there is any physical link between Arctic variability and Northern Hemisphere (NH) extreme weather is an active area of research. Using a recently developed index of severe winter weather, we show that the occurrence of severe winter weather in the United States is significantly related to anomalies in pan-Arctic geopotential heights and temperatures. As the Arctic transitions from a relatively cold state to a warmer one, the frequency of severe winter weather in mid-latitudes increases through the transition. However, this relationship is strongest in the eastern US and mixed to even opposite along the western US. We also show that during mid-winter to late-winter of recent decades, when the Arctic warming trend is greatest and extends into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, severe winter weather-including both cold spells and heavy snows-became more frequent in the eastern United States.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 125 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 36 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 22%
Student > Bachelor 23 18%
Student > Master 12 10%
Other 7 6%
Other 20 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 50 40%
Environmental Science 31 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 13%
Unspecified 10 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 5%
Other 12 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1306. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2019.
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