HH Lamb, Jet Stream Meridionality & Extreme Weather

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

It will come as no surprise to learn that HH Lamb had plenty to say about meridional jet streams and atmospheric blocking.

Here is an extract from his book, “Climate, History and The Modern World”.

From Chapter 14, Climate Since 1950. (Bear in mind that the book was published in 1982).

ANOTHER TURNING POINT

Over the years since the 1940’s, it has become apparent that many of the tendencies in world climate which marked the previous 50 to 80 years or more have either ceased or changed…. It was only after the Second World War that the benign trend of the climate towards general warming over those previous decades really came in for much scientific discussion and began to attract public notice.

VARIABILITY INCREASES

Such worldwide surveys as have been attempted seem to confirm the increase of variability of temperature and rainfall [since 1950].’’

In Europe…

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