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Time-integrated North Atlantic Oscillation as a proxy for climatic change

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The time-integrated yearly values of North Atlantic Oscillation (INAO) are found to be well correlated to the sea surface temperature. The results give the feasibility of using INAO as a good proxy for climate change and contribute to a more complete picture of the full range of variability inherent in the climate system. Moreover, the extrapolation in the future of the well identified 65-year harmonic in INAO suggests a gradual decline in global warming starting from 2005.

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Mazzarella, A. (2013) Time-integrated North Atlantic Oscillation as a proxy for climatic change. Natural Science, 5, 149-155. doi: 10.4236/ns.2013.51A023.

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