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 … Continue reading “Have aerosols caused the observed North Atlantic multidecadal variability?”

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 … Continue reading “A case study of Multidecadal climate variability and prediction: The mid 1990s warming of the North Atlantic”