Regional climate impacts of the Northern Hemisphere annular mode.

  title={Regional climate impacts of the Northern Hemisphere annular mode.},
  author={David W. J. Thompson and John M. Wallace},
  volume={293 5527},
The Northern Hemisphere annular mode (NAM) (also known as the North Atlantic Oscillation) is shown to exert a strong influence on wintertime climate, not only over the Euro-Atlantic half of the hemisphere as documented in previous studies, but over the Pacific half as well. It affects not only the mean conditions, but also the day-to-day variability, modulating the intensity of mid-latitude storms and the frequency of occurrence of high-latitude blocking and cold air outbreaks throughout the… CONTINUE READING
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A discussion of the distinction between the NAO and NAM paradigms and the different indices used to represent this phenomenon can be found in J

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