Space-time spectra of Northern Hemispheric Rossby waves during extended winter

SND-ID: 2024-116. Version: 1. DOI:


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jacopo Riboldi - ETH Zurich orcid

Michael Schutte - Uppsala University, Earth Sciences orcid

Research principal

Uppsala University - Earth Sciences rorId


Data contains daily Rossby wave spectra that were obtained from a double Fourier transform, in space and time, and displayed in harmonics with wavenumber n and phase speed c. The underlying dataset for the space-time Fourier analysis is meridional wind of ERA5.

For further details about data, see section 2.2 in Schutte et al., 2024 (

Data is split into two files:
1. - spectra averaged between 35◦N-75◦N for the troposphere (250 hPa) and,
2. - spectra averaged between 45◦N-75◦N in the stratosphere (10 hPa).

The files contain data for November to March (NDJFM) for years 1979 to 2021.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

1979 – 2021



Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: The Rossby wave spectra were computed for the Northern Hemisphere between 35°N and 75°N (250 hPa), as well as 45°N and 75°N (10 hPa).

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Earth Sciences

Commissioning organisation

Uppsala University

Topic and keywords

Research area

Climate research (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Meteorology and atmospheric sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Climatology / meteorology / atmosphere (INSPIRE topic categories)


Schutte, M. K., Domeisen, D. I. V., and Riboldi, J.: Opposite spectral properties of Rossby waves during weak and strong stratospheric polar vortex events, EGUsphere [preprint]

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Published: 2024-04-09