Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 9, pp 885–893 | Cite as

Connections of Precipitable Water Vapor and Total Ozone Anomalies over European Russia with the North Atlantic Oscillation: Specific Features of Summer 2010

Stydying Atmosphere and Oceans from Space


Based on the measurements of precipitable water vapor (PWV) and total column ozone (TCO) from the MODIS satellite instruments (Aqua/Terra platforms), the connections between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the anomalies in PWV and TCO over European Russia (ER) in summer 2010 are analyzed. It is found that the PWV (TCO) anomalies over the northern ER in summer 2010 positively (negatively) correlated with the NAO, and the local correlations reached 0.68 (–0.55). The physical mechanisms of the correlations are discussed. A comparative analysis of the relationships between the NAO and the regional PWV and TCO anomalies over ER during the summer seasons of 2000–2015 is carried out.


MODIS NCEP/NCAR reanalysis precipitable water vapor total-column оzone atmospheric blocking European Russia extreme weather event in 2010 North Atlantic oscillation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Sitnov
    • 1
  • I. I. Mokhov
    • 1
  • V. A. Bezverkhny
    • 1
  1. 1.Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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