The tropical influence on global climate: Are surprises the rule?

R. B. Dunbar, Julia Cole

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The tropical ocean and atmosphere play critical roles in the Earth's climate system. They provide the main conduits for heat and moisture that drive global circulation. Moreover, interaction between the tropical ocean and atmosphere orchestrates climate variability worldwide via influential climate systems such as El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the monsoons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431
Number of pages1
JournalEos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Issue number43
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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