COSEE Ocean Systems: News
When Ocean and Atmosphere Couple, the Climate Wobbles
Description: In the atmosphere above the North Atlantic, a large zone of high pressure near the Azores called the Azores High, and a zone of low pressure near Iceland called the Icelandic Low, help to funnel winds and fuel a storm track. This storm track has profound effects on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere. These effects intensify and weaken every 25-30 years or so, a wobbling called the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). A new study presents a mathematical tool for determining what drives the NAO. [Source: EOS (American Geophysical Union)]
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Source: EOS (American Geophysical Union)
Publish Date: 5/5/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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