+Meteorologisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin,
12165 Berlin, Germany *Present affilation: National Center for Atmospheric Research,
Boulder, Colorado, CO 80307, U.S.A.
The paper contains correlations between the re-analyzed NCEP/NCAR
stratospheric data below 10 hPa and the 11-year solar
cycle. In the northern summer the correlations are
strong and positive on the Northern Hemisphere and as far south as
30°S, whereas they are weak in the northern winter all over the globe.
If the northern winter, global data are stratfied according to the
phase of the QBO in the lower stratosphere, the correlations in the
Arctic are large and positive in the west years of the QBO but
insignificantly small over the rest of the earth. In the east years
the arctic correlations are negative, but to the south they are
positive and strong in the tropical and temperate regions of both
hemispheres. The influence of the solar cycle in the Arctic is
strongest in the latter half of the winter.
The difference between the east and west years can
ascribed to the fact that the dominant stratospheric teleconnection and the
solar influence work in the same direction in the east years, but
oppose each other in the west years.