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    Stratospheric Discussion and Forecasting

    Great write ups in here. Something that I have seen regarding prominant early season split vortices (that may not quite produce a full SSW), is the Greenland plateau wave break. For us in the UK this has produced the most severe of arctic flows and has lead to a trop based Greenland high. I used to call this an 'internal' wave break as opposed to the 'external' wave break that a strong Himalayan MT can produce. The external wave break sees the strat vortex fall like a pack of cards as the tilting 'wobble' brings down the pack of cards from the top down. However, the 'internal' wave break is more like a stab through the heart of the vortex and may never reach the upper echelons of the strat, so that the split only reaches the mid strat levels. I haven't been able to keep up with the all the latest research as I would like to over the last few years so have never really seen the 'internal' wave breaks as well documented as the traditional SSWs. Any thoughts on this anyone?
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    Teleconnections: A More Technical Discussion

    Great thread set up here. Hopefully I can get the time to read through later, but it's great to get a dedicated thread for this type of teleconnective technical discussion. So well done on those that have set it up. Can't wait to read all the posts!
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