North Atlantic Oscillation

Observed data . Reanalysis . Satellite data . Model  results NAO

NAO signal

North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and its understanding


Data Analysis

Climate variability

Climate predictability

FP 6 Project DYNAMITE, financially supported by the European Union,  has tried to understand the dynamics of the coupled climate system focusing on ENSO and NAO.

NAO phenomenon may be described as a mode of internal atmospheric dynamics influenced by external factors:

NAO influences

1. over Atlantic ocean

2. over land

External factors influencing NAO

1. sea surface temperature (SST)

2. Arctic sea-ice

3. snow cover extent

4. greenhouse gas concentrations

NAO modeling and prediction

1. statistic approach

2. deterministic approach









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