North Atlantic Oscillation Archives - State of the Planet

Cyclic variations in the energy emitted by the sun have been thought to affect weather patterns in the North Atlantic and the likelihood of storms and floods over Europe. These influences by the sun are insignificant, and could have been due to chance, suggests a new study of the instrumental record and new chemistry-climate model simulations led by Columbia/LDEO scientists. Credit: Shutterstock and NASA’s Earth Observatory.

Debunking the Solar-Cycle/North Atlantic Winter Weather Connection

The North Atlantic Oscillation is a key driver of winter weather patterns over the northern hemisphere. In recent years, research has claimed a correlation between the NAO and the 11-year solar cycle. A new paper debunks that claim.

by |January 22, 2019

Climate and Cod

A new study finds that the climatological phenomenon known as the North Atlantic Oscillation contributes to fluctuations in the cod population off the New England coast, and could help fishery managers protect the population from future collapse.

by |July 27, 2016