SIOC 210: Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Decadal and longer time-scale variability

Lynne Talley, Fall, 2019
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DPO Chapter S15. This can be found on the website for the textbook. I am also linking it HERE.

Additional reading:


1. Climate equilibria, forcing, feedbacks, hysteresis
2. Decadal modes: Pacific Decadal Oscillation and ENSO modulation
3. Decadal modes: North Atlantic Oscillation
4. Decadal modes: Southern Annular Mode
5. Millenial change: Atlantic meridional overturning circulation variations, salt oscillator (Stommel), hysteresis
6. Anthropogenic climate change

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