Externally forced and internally generated decadal climate variability associated with the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation

  title={Externally forced and internally generated decadal climate variability associated with the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation},
  author={Gerald A. Meehl and Aixue Hu and Julie M. Arblaster and John T. Fasullo and Kevin E. Trenberth},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
AbstractGlobally averaged surface air temperatures in some decades show rapid increases (accelerated warming decades), and in other decades there is no warming trend (hiatus decades). A previous study showed that the net energy imbalance at the top of the atmosphere of about 1 W m−2 is associated with greater increases of deep ocean heat content below 750 m during the hiatus decades, while there is little globally averaged surface temperature increase or warming in the upper ocean layers. Here… 

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