Impact of Shifting Patterns of Pacific Ocean Warming on North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones

@article{Kim2009ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of Shifting Patterns of Pacific Ocean Warming on North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones},
  author={Hye-Mi Kim and P. Webster and J. Curry},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={77 - 80}
}
El Niño's Cousin The most energetic and well-known quasi-periodic, air-sea temperature disturbance is ENSO, the mother of the warming of equatorial eastern Pacific surface waters known as El Niño. El Niño, and its cold sister La Niña, can produce dramatic effects on weather across the globe and so it is of great interest and importance to understand it better. Warming in the eastern tropical Pacific is not the only recurring pattern of sea-surface temperature variability in the Pacific, however… Expand
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