Linkages/mechanisms of MDV in the Arctic and North Atlantic climate system
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Striking linkage: Long-term
variations of the key components of the Arctic/North Atlantic climate system.
Schematic depicting the two states
of multidecadal variability in the North Atlantic is based upon previous numerous studies and
shows that during MDV phases.
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The observations demonstrate a strikingly coherent pattern of
large-scale low frequency variations of key Arctic and North Atlantic
climate variables (e.g. slp, SST, SAT, & ice cover) as well as a
strong coupling between the variations in the Arctic and the North
Atlantic. What are the mechanisms which drive this variability and
provide linkages of the Arctic/North Atlantic system components?
Despite numerous problems, associated, for example, with a lack of
observational data, there is strong and steady progress towards the
synthesis of a coherent picture of MDV. Our schematics summarizes
the present-day knowledge about the different components of the
climate system and how they operate together. The evidence supports
the notion the ocean and notion that the ocean and air-ocean
interactions play a key role in shaping the Arctic/North Atlantic
MDV. Advances in climate modeling and further analysis of
observational data promise to aid with our progress in
understanding of how MDV in the climate system operates.
Content preparation by I.Polyakov and U.Bhatt.
Web design by J. Moss.