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3 - Atmosphere–Ocean Interactions

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This chapter presents a conceptual discussion on how ocean–atmosphere interactions are key to outstanding aspects of climate variability. The principal goal is to describe the mechanisms by which the atmosphere and ocean interact, and their perturbation feedback on each other, as well as how these interactions can lead to a new breed of modes in the coupled ocean–atmosphere system. The realization of such local interactions can project onto basin scales, and subsequently to the other basins.

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