Polar lows are important for society because of the sometimes extreme and potentially destructive weather that accompanies them. They appear most frequently at high latitudes on the northern hemisphere, especially over the Nordic Seas but also over the North Western Atlantic and the Northern Pacific. Therefore it is not surprising that researchers in Scandinavia and Great Britain but also in North America and Japan have given special attention to polar lows. The journal Tellus, published on behalf of the International Meteorological Institute in Stockholm, has devoted several special issues to investigations of polar lows. In Norway there have been conferences and workshops on polar lows and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute has a special group monitoring and tracking polar lows over the Nordic Seas. The present standard literature on the subject is Polar Lows, published in 2003 and edited by Erik Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and John Turner of the British Antarctic Survey.
List of Papers
Paper 1 Can polar lows lead to a warming of the ocean surface? O. SAETRA, T. LINDERS and J.B. DEBERNARD. Tellus A 60 (1), 41-153. 2008.
Paper 2 Polar low sensitivity to SST T. Linders, T. J. Bracegirdle, Ø. Saetra
Paper 3 CISK or WISHE as the mechanism for polar low maintenance Torsten Linders