North Atlantic Oscillations - I

An overview of the AMO (SST)-NAO data embedded relationship

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Global importance of the AMO is underlined by the recent Berkeley Earth Project:

We find that the strongest cross-correlation of the decadal fluctuations in ( global ) land surface temperature is not with ENSO but with the AMO.

Put in the most simplistic terms: the AMO is a delayed response to the driver of the semi-permanent low atmospheric pressure system over Iceland (measured at Reykjavik / Stykkisholmur) as graphically shown here:

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