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Unformatted text preview: • This "wave" structure sometimes reverses--it's time scale is effected by warm pool, which occurs when the atmosphere and ocean react causing El Nino This is known as E l N ino S outhern O scillation Teleconnection Teleconnection--when something happening in one part of the system is transferred to another part of the system NAO N orth A tlantic O scillation Every once in a while. .. Lessons 1) Climate System--extremely variable. Can be attributed to some change. Systems operate on different time scales. 2) Coupling Idea Produces Change • El Nino (occurs every 5 years) • NAO (occurs every 20, 30, and 50 years) • Ice Cores (unsure of how often they occur)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2008 for the course EARTH 002 taught by Professor Eigenbrode during the Spring '99 term at Penn State.
- Spring '99