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Connecting the Tropics to the Polar Regions

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Dramatic climate change is affecting both the Arctic and West Antarctica, yet the relative roles of local versus remote forcings in causing the changes are being debated. As global climate change continues to unfold, the two-way links between the tropics and the poles will play key determining factors in the climatic evolution of these sensitive regions. Thus, the time is ripe for a detailed look at how the tropics and the poles are coupled climatically. This special collection of the Journal of Climate on “Connecting the Tropics to Polar Regions” grew out of a mini-conference on the same topic that was held at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in June 2014: http://www.ldgo.columbia.edu/~xyuan/Mini-Conference/Web.html.

Subsequently, contributions were solicited from conference participants as well as colleagues worldwide with prior publications dealing with tropical-polar connections. Primarily, the manuscripts evaluate the remote impacts of various tropical forcings (El Nino–Southern Oscillation, Madden-Julian Oscillation, etc.) on polar and midlatitude atmospheric variability in the contemporary environment, and the Southern Hemisphere is emphasized.

Collection organizers:
David H. Bromwich, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University
Xiaojun Yuan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

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Xiaojun Yuan; Michael R. Kaplan; Mark A. Cane
Journal of Climate
Kyle R. Clem; James A. Renwick; James McGregor
Journal of Climate
Ariaan Purich; Matthew H. England; Wenju Cai; Yoshimitsu Chikamoto; Axel Timmermann; John C. Fyfe; Leela Frankcombe; Gerald A. Meehl; Julie M. Arblaster
Journal of Climate
Robert A. Tomas; Clara Deser; Lantao Sun
Journal of Climate
Graham R. Simpkins; Yannick Peings; Gudrun Magnusdottir
Journal of Climate
Bradley P. Goodwin; Ellen Mosley-Thompson; Aaron B. Wilson; Stacy E. Porter; M. Roxana Sierra-Hernandez
Journal of Climate
Aaron B. Wilson; David H. Bromwich; Keith M. Hines
Journal of Climate
N. Fauchereau; B. Pohl; A. Lorrey
Journal of Climate
Lee J. Welhouse; Matthew A. Lazzara; Linda M. Keller; Gregory J. Tripoli; Matthew H. Hitchman
Journal of Climate
Michael Goss; Steven B. Feldstein; Sukyoung Lee
Journal of Climate
Kate Snow; Andrew McC. Hogg; Bernadette M. Sloyan; Stephanie M. Downes
Journal of Climate
David P. Schneider; Clara Deser; Tingting Fan
Journal of Climate
Jin-Yi Yu; Houk Paek; Eric S. Saltzman; Tong Lee
Journal of Climate
Ryan L. Fogt; Alex J. Wovrosh
Journal of Climate
Xichen Li; David M. Holland; Edwin P. Gerber; Changhyun Yoo
Journal of Climate
Changhyun Yoo; Sungsu Park; Daehyun Kim; Jin-Ho Yoon; Hye-Mi Kim
Journal of Climate
Bradford S. Barrett; Gina R. Henderson; Joshua S. Werling
Journal of Climate
Kyle R. Clem; James A. Renwick
Journal of Climate
Hyo-Seok Park; Sukyoung Lee; Seok-Woo Son; Steven B. Feldstein; Yu Kosaka
Journal of Climate
M. Nuncio; Xiaojun Yuan
Journal of Climate
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