What is the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)?
What is Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)?
What is the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)?
Simulation by CMIP5 Models of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and Its Climate Impacts
Pacific Decadal Oscillation | WISDOM |
The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) is a climate cycle that affects the sea surface temperature (SST) of the North Atlantic Ocean based on different modes on multidecadal timescales. While there is some support for this mode in models and in historical observations, controversy exists with regard to its amplitude, and in particular, the attribution of sea surface temperature change to natural or anthropogenic causes, especially in tropical Atlantic areas important for hurricane development. The Atlantic multidecadal oscillation is also connected with shifts in hurricane activity, rainfall patterns and intensity, and changes in fish populations.
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