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Tropical Indo-Pacific Climate Changes To A More El Niño-like State
2012-11-15 11:57:55

The Walker circulation determines much of the tropical Indo-Pacific climate and has a global impact as seen in the floods and droughts spawned by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation.

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2010-07-13 09:40:00

Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases.

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2006-05-03 15:50:00

An important wind circulation pattern over the Pacific Ocean has begun to weaken because of global warming caused by human activity, something that could alter climate and the marine food chain in the region, new research suggests.

2006-05-03 12:05:28

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Climate scientists identified a likely new victim of global warming on Wednesday: the vast looping system of air currents that fuels Pacific trade winds and climate from South America to Indonesia.

2005-10-11 14:25:00

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Durham University (UK) have discovered that a million years ago, global climate changes occurred due to changes in tropical circulation in the Pacific similar to those caused by El Niño today. Changes in atmospheric circulation caused variations in heat fluxes and moisture transport, triggering a large expansion of the polar ice sheets and a reorganisation of the Earth's climate. The discovery, published in Geology, shows that...


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