Manifestations of the global processes in the ocean-atmosphere system in cyclonic variability in the Black Sea-Mediterranean region

Authors: Voskresenskaya E.N., Maslova V.N.

Year: 2010

Issue: 10

Pages: 193-199


the North Atlantic Oscillation and El-Nino – Southern Oscillation showed that their joint influence is responsible for more than 50% of dispersion of parameters of cyclones in winter and spring. Using the method of composites, the climatic shift in the middle of 1970s resulting from the Pacific Decadal Oscillation phase change was shown in the variability of cyclonic activity and resulting Black Sea river flows.

Tags: Black Sea-Mediterranean region; cyclones; ENSO; NAO; PDO


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