Ocea 90: Fundamentals of Climate Class Module 3: the El Niño Southern Oscillation (enso)

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Abstract

Key concepts from lectures and readings: (a) Vanishing Coriolis force at the equator (b) The Walker Circulation in the atmosphere (c) Equatorial upwelling in the Pacific Ocean (d) The Bjerknes feedback (e) Equatorial Kelvin waves (f) The Southern Oscillation (g) Triggers for El Niño (westerly wind bursts and the Madden-Julian Oscillation) (h) The random… (More)

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