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Impact of the Indian Ocean SST basin mode on the Asian summer monsoon
[1] Following an El Nino event, a basin-wide warming takes place over the tropical Indian Ocean, peaks in late boreal winter and early spring, and persists through boreal summer. Our observationalExpand
Increasing frequency of extreme El Niño events due to greenhouse warming
Extreme El Nino events cause global disruption of weather patterns and affect ecosystems and agriculture through changes in rainfall. Model projections show that a doubling in the occurrence of suchExpand
Modeling climate shift of El Nino variability in the Holocene
A coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation model is used to investigate climatic shift of El Nino in the Holocene. The model simulates a reduced ENSO intensity in the early and mid- Holocene, inExpand
A global perspective on CMIP5 climate model biases
The use of models for the prediction of future climate conditions is commonplace. This study investigates regional sea surface temperature biases across 22 climate models and finds that they areExpand
Enhanced warming over the global subtropical western boundary currents
Subtropical western boundary currents are warm, fast-flowing currents that form on the western side of ocean basins. They carry warm tropical water to the mid-latitudes and vent large amounts of heatExpand
ENSO and greenhouse warming
This Review looks at the state of knowledge on the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a natural climate phenomenon. It discusses recent advances and insights into how climate change will affectExpand
Increased frequency of extreme La Niña events under greenhouse warming
Extreme La Nina events occur when cold sea surface temperatures across the central Pacific Ocean create a strong temperature gradient to the Maritime continent in the west. This work projects anExpand
Pacific western boundary currents and their roles in climate
Ongoing efforts are seeking to understand the heat and mass balances of the equatorial Pacific, and possible changes associated with greenhouse-gas-induced climate change. Expand
Pacific Decadal Variability: The Tropical Pacific Mode and the North Pacific Mode*
Pacific decadal variability is studied in a series of coupled global ocean‐atmosphere simulations aided by two ‘‘modeling surgery’’ strategies: partial coupling (PC) and partial blocking (PB). The PCExpand
Weather conditions conducive to Beijing severe haze more frequent under climate change
Severe winter air pollution events, attributed to emissions from development, have increased in Beijing in recent decades. This study looks at how atmospheric conditions contribute and projectsExpand