Alternate Definitions for STRATWARM

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A code word designating a major disturbance of the winter, polar, middle atmosphere from the tropopause to the ionosphere, lasting for several days at a time and characterized by a warming of the stratospheric temperature by some tens of degrees. There is no evidence that stratwarms are caused by solar events, or that they affect the lower atmosphere.  The primary effect is upon HF propagation.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan