Greenhouse Warming , Decadal Variability , or El Niño ? An Attempt to Understand the Anomalous 1990

The dominant variability modes in the Tropics are investigated and contrasted with the anomalous situation observed during the last few years. The prime quantity analyzed is anomalous sea surface temperature (SST) in the region 308S–608N. Additionally, observed tropical surface wind stress fields were investigated. Further tropical atmospheric information… (More)