Influence of the Arctic Oscillation on the variability of winter mean temperatures in Turkey

Tuerkes M., Erlat E.

THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, vol.92, pp.75-85, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00704-007-0310-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-85


Observed changes and variability in winter (DJF) mean temperature series at the 70 stations of Turkey and the circulation types at 500-hPa geopotential height level were investigated to explain atmospheric controls of the temperature variations during the extreme and normal phases of the Arctic Oscillation Index (AOI). The analysis was performed with respect to relationships between winter (monthly and seasonal) mean temperatures and the AOI and the composite winter (monthly and seasonal) temperature changes corresponding to the various phases of the AOI. Main conclusions and evaluations of the study are as follows: