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Volcanic Eruptions and the Tropical Pacific

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:31 -- LukeAParsons

We are examining the interaction between volcanic eruptions, the El Nino/Southern Oscillation, and hydroclimate variations in our study regions using the CESM LME. Eruptions tend to ‘trigger’ El Nino events, but can also create patterns of hydroclimate anomalies which resemble the El Nino teleconnection in some regions. We are studying the implications of these similarities for interpretation of both the proxy record and biases in the CESM. 

Samantha Stevenson, Bette Otto-Bliesner, John Fasullo, Esther Brady
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