Ecology and The North Atlantic Oscillation

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Ecology and The North Atlantic Oscillation

What is the North Atlantic

Oscillation?

A large, long-term oscillating atmospheric mass

Action centers over the Azores and Iceland that

can vary temperatures and precipitation in North

America and Europe.

These variations mainly effect winter weather.

One of 13 worldwide atmospheric

teleconnections- pressure and circulation patterns

covering large geographical areas.

Most used for modeling because of its coherency

with the 700 year stable isotope record from

Greenland (GISP2 Ice core).

(Lamp and Peppler, 1987; Hurrell 1995)

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