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Scientific Definition:
from Climate Prediction Center Climate Glossary
The Arctic Oscillation is a pattern in which atmospheric pressure at polar and middle latitudes fluctuates between negative...
The NAO is a large-scale fluctuation in atmospheric pressure between the subtropical high pressure system located near the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean and the sub-polar low pressure system near...
scientific defintion from the Climate Prediction Center:
The positive phase of the NAO reflects below-normal heights and pressure across the high latitudes of the North Atlantic and above-normal...
The El Niño–Southern Oscillation affects the location of the jet stream, which alters rainfall patterns across the West, Midwest, the Southeast, and throughout the tropics. The shift in the jet...