Climate network reveals the effect of deep equatorial Pacific ridge on El-Nino Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract In spite of the intensive research of El-Nino, one of the most influential climate phenomenon on annual time scales, the origin of the emergence and dissipation locations of waves associated with El-Nino are still not settled. Here we develop a novel method that relies on network theory to quantify the properties of tropical El-Nino related Kelvin and Rossby oceanic waves, based on sea-surface height altimetry data. The climate network exhibits well-defined locations of the waves' initiation and termination and is used to …

publication date

  • January 1, 2015