Stratosphere—Troposphere Coupling by Planetary Waves
This kind of variability is now well known to occur spontaneously in models of a wide range of complexity. This paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of such variability within a quasi-linear framework. This is done by employing a linear model to diagnose Rossby wave behavior in a general circulation model of intermediate complexity (a spectral core model) in cases in which the model exhibits such variability. Resonance theory is suggested to provide a means to understand stratosphere – troposphere coupling immediately prior to the onset of wave bursts and the accompanying stratospheric warmings and tropospheric anomalies.