Jet stream and climate changes

Weather and climate experts from across the UK came together at the Met Office’s HQ in Exeter  for a workshop to discuss the recent run of unusual seasons in Europe.

Professor Stephen Belcher, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre and chair of the meeting, said: “Ultimately what we’ve seen in each of these seasons is shifts in the position of the jet stream which impact our weather in certain ways at different times of year.

“The key question is what is causing the jet stream to shift in this way? There is some research to say some parts of the natural system load the dice to influence certain states of the jet stream, but this loading may be further amplified by climate change.”

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/meeting-unusual-seasons

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22948138

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