SIO 210: Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Decadal and longer time-scale variability

Lynne Talley, Fall, 2016
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Reading

DPO Chapter S15. This can be found on the website for the textbook. I am also linking it HERE.

Additional reading:

Outline

1. Climate equilibria, forcing, feedbacks, hysteresis
2. Long time series of temperature and temperature proxies
3. Decadal modes: Pacific Decadal Oscillation and ENSO modulation
4. Decadal modes: North Atlantic Oscillation, Arctic Oscillation and Northern Annular Mode
5. Decadal modes: Southern Annular Mode
6. Millenial change: Atlantic meridional overturning circulation variations
(7. Anthropogenic climate change - if we get to it, notes will be included)

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