Oceanography Seminar-Axel Timmermann

September 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mānoa Campus, MSB 100

Axel Timmermann, Professor
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaii at Manoa

"Transbasin Climate Connections: Implications for Western Pacific Sea-Level Acceleration, California Drought and the Global Warming Hiatus"

The presentation will discuss how during the last 20 years an Atlantic-driven intensification of the Pacific equatorial tradewinds caused accelerated western Pacific sea level rise, equatorial Pacific cooling, Southwestern US droughts and the slowdown of global mean surface temperatures. Using observational datasets and climate model simulations it is estimated that the magnitude of the recent equatorial trade wind intensification is completely unprecedented.

Event Sponsor
Oceanography, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sharrese, (808) 956-7633, ocean@soest.hawaii.edu, http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/seminar.html, Oceanography Seminar-Axel Timmermann (PDF)

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