Contrasting the termination of moderate and extreme El Niño events in coupled general circulation models

@article{Lengaigne2010ContrastingTT,
  title={Contrasting the termination of moderate and extreme El Ni{\~n}o events in coupled general circulation models},
  author={M. Lengaigne and G. A. Vecchi},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={299-313}
}
  • M. Lengaigne, G. A. Vecchi
  • Published 2010
  • Geology
  • Climate Dynamics
  • As in the observed record, the termination of El Niño in the coupled IPCC-AR4 climate models involves meridional processes tied to the seasonal cycle. These meridional processes both precondition the termination of El Niño events in general and lead to a peculiar termination of extreme El Niño events (such as those of 1982–83 and 1997–98), in which the eastern equatorial Pacific warm sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTA) persist well into boreal spring/early-summer. The mechanisms… CONTINUE READING

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