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Author Pittalwala, I. I. ♦ Hameed, S.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ♦ ATLANTIC OCEAN ♦ GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS ♦ OSCILLATIONS ♦ AFRICA ♦ AMBIENT TEMPERATURE ♦ ANNUAL VARIATIONS ♦ ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION ♦ ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS ♦ ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE ♦ CLIMATES ♦ EUROPE ♦ FLUCTUATIONS ♦ NORTH AMERICA ♦ NORTHERN HEMISPHERE ♦ OCEANIC CIRCULATION ♦ REGIONAL ANALYSIS ♦ SEA LEVEL ♦ SURFACES ♦ EARTH PLANET ♦ LEVELS ♦ MATHEMATICAL MODELS ♦ PLANETS ♦ SEAS ♦ SURFACE WATERS ♦ VARIATIONS ♦ Environment, Aquatic- Basic Studies- (1990-)
Abstract The year to year variations of winter climate of the North Atlantic region including Northern Europe, Northwest Africa, and North America are largely controlled by the phases of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). The authors have found that a coupled ocean-atmosphere General Circulation model simulates not only the NAO, but its observed influences on precipitation in northwest Africa, thereby showing that explanations of regional scale climatic variations may be found through diagnoses of such model simulations.
ISSN 00948276
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-05-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Geophysical Research Letters
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 5


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