Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Clim. Past, 13, 1199–1212, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1199-2017
Clim. Past, 13, 1199–1212, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1199-2017

Research article 21 Sep 2017

Research article | 21 Sep 2017

Influence of solar variability on the occurrence of central European weather types from 1763 to 2009

Mikhaël Schwander et al.

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We used a new classification of daily weather patterns to analyse the influence of solar variability (11-year cycle) on European climate from 1763 to 2009. The analysis of the weather patterns occurrences shows a reduction in the number of days with a westerly flow over Europe under low solar activity during late winter. In parallel, the number of days with an easterly flow increases. Based on these results we expect colder winter over Europe under low solar activity.