Evidence for atmospheric variability over the Pacific on decadal timescales

R. J. Burgman, Amy C Clement, C. M. Mitas, J. Chen, K. Esslinger

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An index of Pacific decadal variability based on a multivariate empirical orthogonal function analysis of National Centers for Environmental Prediction reanalysis is used to extract associated signals in satellite-based measurements of atmospheric parameters. This index captures the 1976-1977 "El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-like" warming shift of sea surface temperatures (SST) as well as a more recent transition of opposite sign in the 1990s. Utilizing measurements of water vapor, wind speed, precipitation, long-wave radiation, as well as surface observations, our analysis shows evidence of the atmospheric changes in the mid-1990s that accompanied the "ENSO-like" interdecadal SST changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL01704
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2008

Fingerprint

Southern Oscillation
sea surface temperature
long wave radiation
timescale
orthogonal functions
longwave radiation
water vapor
warming
wind velocity
heating
shift
prediction
predictions
index
empirical orthogonal function analysis
analysis
parameter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Evidence for atmospheric variability over the Pacific on decadal timescales. / Burgman, R. J.; Clement, Amy C; Mitas, C. M.; Chen, J.; Esslinger, K.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 35, No. 1, L01704, 16.01.2008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Burgman, R. J. ; Clement, Amy C ; Mitas, C. M. ; Chen, J. ; Esslinger, K. / Evidence for atmospheric variability over the Pacific on decadal timescales. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2008 ; Vol. 35, No. 1.
@article{c075b74a539e4f5488ab398077350ab3,
title = "Evidence for atmospheric variability over the Pacific on decadal timescales",
abstract = "An index of Pacific decadal variability based on a multivariate empirical orthogonal function analysis of National Centers for Environmental Prediction reanalysis is used to extract associated signals in satellite-based measurements of atmospheric parameters. This index captures the 1976-1977 {"}El Ni{\~n}o-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-like{"} warming shift of sea surface temperatures (SST) as well as a more recent transition of opposite sign in the 1990s. Utilizing measurements of water vapor, wind speed, precipitation, long-wave radiation, as well as surface observations, our analysis shows evidence of the atmospheric changes in the mid-1990s that accompanied the {"}ENSO-like{"} interdecadal SST changes.",
author = "Burgman, {R. J.} and Clement, {Amy C} and Mitas, {C. M.} and J. Chen and K. Esslinger",
year = "2008",
month = "1",
day = "16",
doi = "10.1029/2007GL031830",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "35",
journal = "Geophysical Research Letters",
issn = "0094-8276",
publisher = "American Geophysical Union",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evidence for atmospheric variability over the Pacific on decadal timescales

AU - Burgman, R. J.

AU - Clement, Amy C

AU - Mitas, C. M.

AU - Chen, J.

AU - Esslinger, K.

PY - 2008/1/16

Y1 - 2008/1/16

N2 - An index of Pacific decadal variability based on a multivariate empirical orthogonal function analysis of National Centers for Environmental Prediction reanalysis is used to extract associated signals in satellite-based measurements of atmospheric parameters. This index captures the 1976-1977 "El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-like" warming shift of sea surface temperatures (SST) as well as a more recent transition of opposite sign in the 1990s. Utilizing measurements of water vapor, wind speed, precipitation, long-wave radiation, as well as surface observations, our analysis shows evidence of the atmospheric changes in the mid-1990s that accompanied the "ENSO-like" interdecadal SST changes.

AB - An index of Pacific decadal variability based on a multivariate empirical orthogonal function analysis of National Centers for Environmental Prediction reanalysis is used to extract associated signals in satellite-based measurements of atmospheric parameters. This index captures the 1976-1977 "El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-like" warming shift of sea surface temperatures (SST) as well as a more recent transition of opposite sign in the 1990s. Utilizing measurements of water vapor, wind speed, precipitation, long-wave radiation, as well as surface observations, our analysis shows evidence of the atmospheric changes in the mid-1990s that accompanied the "ENSO-like" interdecadal SST changes.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=41549138832&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=41549138832&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1029/2007GL031830

DO - 10.1029/2007GL031830

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:41549138832

VL - 35

JO - Geophysical Research Letters

JF - Geophysical Research Letters

SN - 0094-8276

IS - 1

M1 - L01704

ER -