Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
29 May 2020
Research article |  | 29 May 2020

Eurasian autumn snow link to winter North Atlantic Oscillation is strongest for Arctic warming periods

Martin Wegmann, Marco Rohrer, María Santolaria-Otín, and Gerrit Lohmann


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Mar 2020) by Gabriele Messori
AR by Martin Wegmann on behalf of the Authors (02 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Mar 2020) by Gabriele Messori
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (19 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Mar 2020) by Gabriele Messori
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (06 Apr 2020) by Gabriele Messori
Short summary
Predicting the climate of the upcoming season is of big societal benefit, but finding out which component of the climate system can act as a predictor is difficult. In this study, we focus on Eurasian snow cover as such a component and show that knowing the snow cover in November is very helpful in predicting the state of winter over Europe. However, this mechanism was questioned in the past. Using snow data that go back 150 years into the past, we are now very confident in this relationship.
Final-revised paper