Influence of the tropical Atlantic versus the tropical Pacific on Caribbean rainfall

  title={Influence of the tropical Atlantic versus the tropical Pacific on Caribbean rainfall},
  author={Michael A. P. Taylor and David B. Enfield and A. Anthony Chen},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] The Caribbean rainfall season runs from May through November and is distinctly bimodal in nature. The bimodality allows for a convenient division into an early season (May–June–July) and a late season (August–September–October). Evidence suggests that interannual variability in the early season is influenced strongly by anomalies in the sea surface temperatures of the tropical North Atlantic, with positive anomalies over a narrow latitudinal band (0°–20°N) being associated with enhanced… 

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