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The long arm of the Atlantic: How the climate of Northern Europe is influenced from afar

IOW scientist Florian Börgel
Climate modeler Florian Börgel and colleagues have taken a closer look at the long-range effects of the Atlantic on the Baltic Sea region during the last millennium. (Photo: private source)

Climate researchers at the IOW for the first time were able to show with the help of statistical analyses, how fluctuations in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) affected the meteorological phenomenon of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the course of the last millennium. They also could establish a link between AMO and climate variables in the Baltic Sea region, such as the spread of sea ice, surface water temperature or river inflow.

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