Earth's Climate

Earth's Climate

Editor(s): C. Wang, S.P. Xie, J.A. Carton

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904122

Online ISBN: 9781118665947

DOI: 10.1029/GM147

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 147.

In order to cover the now global context of ocean-atmosphere interaction we have organized this monograph around five principal themes, each introduced by one or more broad overview papers. Theme I covers interaction and climate variability in the Pacific sector, with extensive discussion of El Niño-Southern Oscillation, and with the possible causes and consequences of variability on both shorter and longer timescales. Theme II is devoted to interaction in the Atlantic sector. This basin exhibits complex behavior, reflecting its geographic location between two major zones of convection as well as neighboring the tropical Pacific. Theme III reviews the recent, exciting progress in our understanding of climate variability in the Indian sector. Theme IV addresses the interaction between the tropics and the extratropics, which are linked through the presence of shallow meridional overturning cells in the ocean. Finally, Theme V discusses overarching issues of cross-basin interaction.

Table of contents

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    2. Predicting Pacific Decadal Variability (pages 105–120)

      Richard Seager, Alicia R. Karspeck, Mark A. Cane, Yochanan Kushnir, Alessandra Giannini, Alexey Kaplan, Ben Kerman and Jennifer Velez

    3. Internal Variability of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean (pages 181–188)

      Markus Jochum, Raghu Murtugudde, Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli and Antonio J. Busalacchi

    4. Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Variability in the Tropical Indian Ocean (pages 189–211)

      Toshio Yamagata, Swadhin K. Behera, Jing-Jia Luo, Sebastien Masson, Mark R. Jury and Suryachandra A. Rao