Mechanisms of the Boreal Summer Surface Temperature and Circulation Trend Pattern over Eurasia

Seminar by Dr. Dong Wan Kim from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

01 July 2024
KST 15:00 – 16:00

The Seminar is being held in Room 1010 (Jasmin) – Integrated mechanical engineering building. Click here for the campus map.

 In this seminar, I will introduce the different regional characteristics of the summer surface temperature trend in the Northern Hemisphere. Strong surface warming hotspots occur mainly over Europe and western North America. Strong surface temperature trend over Europe is associated with anticyclonic circulation pattern while that of the western North America is more linked to the drying soil moisture conditions. In the second part of the talk, I will introduce the detailed dynamics of the anticyclonic circulation trend that occurred over Europe. It was found that latent heating anomalies induced the circulation trend pattern on intraseasonal timescale and the trend of the latent heating caused the associated circulation pattern to emerge in the long-term trend. Overall results show that an accurate representation of the intraseasonal timescale variability and latent heating anomalies would help improve the regional scale predictability of the extreme temperature events.