Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic Basin’

Have aerosols caused the observed North Atlantic multidecadal variability?

By Jon Robson Multidecadal changes in the North Atlantic sea surface temperature (NASST) have been linked to a range of important climate impacts in Europe, Africa (most notably Sahel rainfall) and North and South America. Indeed, in the mid 1990s an increase in hurricane numbers, and a shift in European climate (notably to wet and […]

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A case study of Multidecadal climate variability and prediction: The mid 1990s warming of the North Atlantic

The Earth is a complex system of interacting components, such as the atmosphere and ocean, which produce a wide variety of natural variability. This natural variability ensures that the evolution of a particular region’s climate, e.g. that of Western Europe, could be completely different to another region, or indeed the global mean climate. Such variability […]

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Atlantic Hurricane Season About to Get Busy

The North Atlantic has been very quiet since Hurricane Alex in late June. Alex was the strongest storm in terms of wind speed in the month of June since Alma (1966). However, and according to NOAA’s 2010 Updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook issued on 5th August, the Atlantic Basin remains on track for an active […]

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Atlantic Tropical Basin Heating Up

After a relatively quiet start, the tropics are beginning to show some signs of life in the far-eastern Atlantic. An elongated cluster of showers and thunderstorms over the southeastern Atlantic is slowly organizing as it moves generally west to west-northwest. Dry air remains to the north as the system is experiencing little in the way […]

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