New paper links warm Atlantic oscillation with cold winter extremes

Bob Tisdale:

Interesting conclusions about the multidecadal variations in the sea surface temperatures of the North Atlantic impacting weather extremes.

Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop:

There is a new open access paper published in Environmental Research Letters by Yannick Peings and Gudrun Magnusdottir entitled ‘Forcing of the wintertime atmospheric circulation by the multidecadal fluctuations of the North Atlantic ocean’. It’s another blow to the ‘bad winter weather is caused by us wicked humans’ doom mongers such as Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo. 
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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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2 Responses to New paper links warm Atlantic oscillation with cold winter extremes

  1. Ulric Lyons says:

    You can see negative NAO episodes relate to positive AMO values at seasonal scales with very little lag. It makes sense that atmospheric circulation changes due to the NAO would drive the AMO and not the reverse.

  2. The idea that humans are in control of climate tries to fly in the face of evidence that nature’s variations are in control.
    This bird doesn’t fly.

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