Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Brief communication
16 Oct 2018
Brief communication |  | 16 Oct 2018

Brief communication: Recent changes in summer Greenland blocking captured by none of the CMIP5 models

Edward Hanna, Xavier Fettweis, and Richard J. Hall


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AR by Edward Hanna on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Jul 2018) by Marco Tedesco
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Jul 2018) by Marco Tedesco
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2018) by Marco Tedesco
Short summary
The latest/recent generations of global climate models do not simulate the recent (last 30 years) increase in atmospheric high pressure over Greenland in summer but rather projects decreasing pressure. This difference between climate models and observations raises serious questions about the ability of the models to accurately represent future changes in Greenland climate and ice-sheet mass balance. There are also likely effects on climate predictions downstream, e.g. over Europe.