Another amplification mechanism discovered by which the Sun affects Earth’s climate

From The Hockey Schtick A paper published Tuesday in the Journal of Climate finds tiny variations in solar activity over 11-year solar cycles have greatly amplified effects upon climate via changes in the Arctic Oscillation, North Pacific sea surface temperatures & sea level pressure, and via changes in stratospheric ozone from solar UV. The authors…

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Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation

From the National Science Foundation Scientists probe Indian Ocean for clues to worldwide weather patterns Study shows how tropical weather brews in the Indian Ocean and moves eastward along the equator IMAGE: This is the S-PolKa radar on Addu Atoll in the Indian Ocean, before the start of DYNAMO. Click here for more information. An…