The equatorial Atlantic oscillation and its response to ENSO

  title={The equatorial Atlantic oscillation and its response to ENSO},
  author={Mojib Latif and Anselm Gr{\"o}tzner},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
Abstract An internal equatorial Atlantic oscillation has been identified by analyzing sea surface temperature (SST) observations. The equatorial Atlantic oscillation can be viewed as the Atlantic analogue of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon in the equatorial Pacific, but it is much less vigorous. The equatorial Atlantic oscillation is strongly influenced by the Pacific ENSO with the equatorial Atlantic sea surface temperature lagging by about six months. This lag can be… 

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