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Tselioudis and Konsta 2017

Tselioudis, G., and D. Konsta, 2017: The 'storm curtain' effect: Poleward shift of clouds, their radiative effects, and the role of midlatitude storms. In Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences. T. Karacostas, A. Bais, and P.T. Nastos, Eds., Springer Atmospheric Sciences. Springer, pp. 725-731, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_104.

Midlatitude storm track density shifts are correlated with satellite-derived cloud properties and radiation effects. We find that high-cloud amount constitutes the primary tracer of storm track shifts, and that high clouds have been shifting poleward in the 1984-2009 time period by 0.30-0.46 degrees per decade in all four major oceanic storm track regions. Driven by the poleward shift of high clouds, the total cloud field and the cloud radiative effect have also been shifting poleward at a rate of 0.12-0.23 degrees per decade, similar to the rate of the poleward shift of the storms in three out of the four major oceanic storm tracks. This poleward total cloud amount shift produces a change in the radiative effect of storm clouds as they move to a region of lower solar insolation.

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@inbook{ts03300h,
  author={Tselioudis, G. and Konsta, D.},
  editor={Karacostas, T. and Bais, A. and Nastos, P. T.},
  title={The 'storm curtain' effect: Poleward shift of clouds, their radiative effects, and the role of midlatitude storms},
  booktitle={Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences},
  year={2017},
  pages={725--731},
  publisher={Springer},
  series={Springer Atmospheric Sciences},
  doi={10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_104},
}

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ED  - Bais, A.
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BT  - Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences
T3  - Springer Atmospheric Sciences
SP  - 725
EP  - 731
DO  - 10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_104
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