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On ENSO impacts on European wintertime rainfalls and their modulation by the NAO and the Pacific multi-decadal variability described through the PDO index

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Zanchettin, D and Franks, SW and Traverso, P and Tomasino, M, On ENSO impacts on European wintertime rainfalls and their modulation by the NAO and the Pacific multi-decadal variability described through the PDO index, International Journal of Climatology, 28 pp. 995-1006. ISSN 0899-8418 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Wiley Online Library

DOI: doi:10.1002/joc.1601

Abstract

While strong relationships have previously been established between the El Ni˜no/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and climate variability in many parts of the world, previous analyses of ENSO impacts on European rainfalls have been variable and inconclusive. In this paper, the role and apparent interactions of a range of known teleconnections are assessed. It is shown that ENSO events do indeed appear to impact European rainfalls and that these impacts are likely to also depend on the concurrent state of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). In particular, it is demonstrated that ENSO impacts most significantly on European wintertime rainfalls during positive (warm) phases of the PDO.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate variability change ENSO IPO PDO NAO AO AMO rainfall europe
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Environmental Engineering
Research Field:Environmental Engineering Modelling
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Land and Water Management of environments not elsewhere classified
Author:Franks, SW (Professor Stewart Franks)
ID Code:86420
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-09-14
Last Modified:2013-10-23
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