JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Session information

[EE] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS17] [EE] Climate variations in the Atlantic Ocean and their representation in climate models

Wed. May 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Ingo Richter(JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Noel S Keenlyside(Geophysical Institute Bergen), Thomas Spengler(University of Bergen), Carlos R Mechoso(University of California Los Angeles)

The Atlantic Ocean is subject to pronounced climate variations that occur on a wide range of time scales. Atlantic multi-decadal variability (AMV) associated with the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation has long been known to have global impacts. In particular, AMV has been linked to changes in the Indian, Asian and South American summer monsoons, and also to changes in the Pacific associated with the "global hiatus". Interannual variability in the equatorial and subtropical Atlantic is influenced by teleconnections from the Pacific, and also modulates El Nino/Southern Oscillation according to recent studies. This session seeks observational, modeling, as well as theoretical studies that attempt to understand the mechanisms of Atlantic variability and its predictability. We also seek studies that evaluate climate model performance in the region. Topics include atmosphere-ocean-cloud interactions in the tropical Atlantic and their remote impacts; relationships between tropical and mid/high latitude variability; air-sea interaction along the Gulf Stream and its influence on cyclones and storm track evolution; variability in the Benguela upwelling region; influence of Agulhas leakage on the South Atlantic; and coupled climate models biases in the region and their impact on prediction skill and projection uncertainties.

Hyacinth Nnamchi1, *Noel S Keenlyside2,3, Fred Kucharski4, Ping Chang5,6, Jianping Li7, In-Sik Kang8,9, Riccardo Farneti4 (1.Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, 2.Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre, 3.Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, 4.Earth System Physics Section, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 5.Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 6.Collaborative Innovation Center of Marine Science and Technology, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, 7.College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University, and Joint Center for Global Change Studies, Beijing, China, 8.School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 9.Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)




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