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Tropical Atlantic Variability

Tropical Climate Variability

Tropical Climate Variability

Projects

Atlantic Warm Pool

Chunzai Wang, David B. Enfield, and Sang-Ki Lee

The Atlantic warm pool (AWP) is a large body of warm water comprising the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the western tropical North Atlantic. AWP variability has a large impact on climate in the Western Hemisphere, rainfall in the central United States and extreme events such as hurricane activity and drought/flood in North America. This project studies AWP variability, mechanism and predictability. Go

Atlantic Meridional Mode

Greg Foltz

The Atlantic Meridional Mode (AMM) is the dominant source of coupled ocean-atmosphere variability in the Atlantic. The AMM affects rainfall in Northeast Brazil and tropical cyclone development in the North Atlantic. This project focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive interannual to decadal variability of the AMM and the interaction between the AMM and other modes of tropical Atlantic variability. Go

Atlantic Warm Pool Products

Gustavo Goni, and Francis Bringas

Time series and residuals of the warm pool area index in the Atlantic Ocean -determined using satellite derived SST and altimetry observations. Go

Western Hemisphere Warm Pool Products

Gustavo Goni, and Francis Bringas

Time series and residuals of the warm pool area index in the Western Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean -determined using satellite derived SST and altimetry observations. Go

Indo-Pacific Warm Pool Products

Gustavo Goni, and Francis Bringas

Time series and residuals of the warm pool area index in the Indo-Pacific Ocean -determined using satellite derived SST and altimetry observations. Go