Impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Middle Eastern Climate and Streamflow

@article{Cullen2002ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Middle Eastern Climate and Streamflow},
  author={Heidi M. Cullen and Alexey Kaplan and Phillip A. Arkin and Peter B. deMenocal},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2002},
  volume={55},
  pages={315-338}
}
Interannual to decadal variations in Middle Eastern temperature, precipitationand streamflow reflect the far-field influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), a dominant mode of Atlantic sector climate variability. Using a new sea surface temperature (SST) based index of the NAO and availablestreamflow data from five Middle Eastern rivers, we show that the first principal component of December through March streamflow variability reflects changes in the NAO. However, Middle East rivers… 
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