Thu, Jun 07, 2012
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A shift in position of various high and low pressure systems that in climate terms is usually defined as an index ... a single numerically-derived number that represents the distribution of temperature and pressure over a wide ocean area. (i.e. El Niño-Southern Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation, and Pacific Decadal Oscillation).
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