Keywords:Attlantic Multidecadat Variabilty (AMV and AMO), Stratosphere/troposphere coupling , Northern Annular Mode (NAM) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Arctic sea ice, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
The Northern Hemisphere climate has shown several multidecadal trends. These trends include large scale North Atlantic warming seen in the last half of last century, shift of the wintertime NAO (or NAM) towards positive phase between 1960s and 1990s, polar stratospheric cooling and Arctic sea ice melting. Here we show using observational and long term model simulations that the most of these multidecadal climate trends can be understood in the framework of delayed coupled oscillatory mode between the stratosphere/troposphere coupled system and ocean. The mechanisms and the processes controlling this mode and the associated fluctuations in different climate components will be presented.