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Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins
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Climate variability in different ocean basins can impact one another, for instance the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the Pacific Ocean has remote effects on other tropical oceans around the world, which in turn modulate ENSO. With chapters by eminent researchers, this book provides a comprehensive review on how interactions among the climates in different ocean basins are key contributors to global climate variability. It discusses how interbasin interactions are mediated by oceanic and atmospheric bridges and explains exciting new possibilities for enhancing climate prediction globally. The first part of the book covers essential theory and introduces the basic mechanisms for remote connection and local amplification. The second presents outstanding examples. The latter part discusses applications to cases of societal interest such as impacts on monsoon systems and expectations after climate change. This comprehensive reference is a useful resource for graduate students and researchers in the atmospheric and ocean sciences.

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‘… researchers of climate variability pertaining to any part of the globe will find this book, organized by Mechoso (Univ. of California, Los Angeles) as a collection of review articles with voluminous references at the end of each chapter, well suited to facilitate a deep dive into topics of interest. Recommended.’

S. G. Decker Source: Choice Magazine

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