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Atlantic Ocean influence on a shift in European climate in the 1990s

Buwen Dong; Rowan Sutton;
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  • Published: 07 Oct 2012
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
European climate exhibits variability on a wide range of timescales. Understanding the nature and drivers of this variability is an essential step in developing robust climate predictions and risk assessments. The Atlantic Ocean has been suggested as an important driver of variability in European climate on decadal timescales1, but the importance of this influence in recent decades has been unclear, partly because of difficulties in separating the influence of the Atlantic Ocean from other contributions, for example, from the tropical Pacific Ocean and the stratosphere. Here we analyse four data sets derived from observations to show that, during the 1990s, ther...
free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tropical monsoon climate, Atmospheric temperature, Thermohaline circulation, Climatology, Climate state, Atlantic multidecadal oscillation, Abrupt climate change, Effects of global warming, Atlantic Equatorial mode, Environmental science, Oceanography
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