Introducing the WUWT Atmospheric Oscillation (Teleconnection) Reference Page

Our newest addition is the WUWT Atmospheric Oscillation Page, which includes graphs, graphics and animations of the Arctic Oscillation (AO), Antarctic Oscillation (AAO), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), North Pacific Oscillation (NPO), the Madden / Julian Oscillation (MJO), Southern Oscillation (SO) and various others.

Also, in response to various requests for tutorials, included at the bottom of the Atmospheric Oscillation Page there is a General Subjects link farm that should help to offer some context.

The WUWT Atmospheric Oscillations Reference Page will soon be joined by the WUWT Oceanic Oscillations Page, which will include references for the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Atlantic Multi-Decadal (AMO) and El Niño/La Niña, however we are struggling to find many current AMO graphs. If you know of any current AMO graphs please submit them in comments below.

There are also new graphs and graphics added to the ENSO, Atmosphere and US Weather History Page pages, as well as added a note to the title of the University of Colorado Sea Level Chart on several pages noting that a “Correction” of 0.3 mm/year was added May, 5th 2011, due to a “Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA)”. More background on that Here.

If you have not had the opportunity to review the other WUWT’s Reference Pages it is highly recommended:

Please note that WUWT cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data within the reference pages, as WUWT is simply an aggregator. All of the data is linked from third party sources. If you doubt the accuracy of any of the graphs on the WUWT Reference Pages, please note it in comments and try to leverage the extensive Source Guides at the bottom of the Reference Pages to identify the associated source data.

If you have have any suggested additions or improvements to any of the WUWT Reference Pages, please let us know in comments below.

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May 16, 2011 8:57 am

Nice. Thanks.

May 16, 2011 9:04 am

Thanks so much, you must have been reading my mind.

May 16, 2011 9:27 am

Someone drop Tamino a note!

May 16, 2011 9:52 am

Thanks, I drop my request for a password.

Gary Heard
May 16, 2011 11:00 am

Excellent, a treasure trove of information only otherwise available from disparate sources.

May 16, 2011 11:31 am

Very nice, Anthony! Thanks.

C. Bruce Richardson Jr.
May 16, 2011 11:56 am

Here is a link to an AMO chart that I did (Excel 2003) that you can download with this link if that would help.
There is a button that will update the file (assuming that the format hasn’t changed).
There is a spinner that will allow no smoothing or adjustable sinusoidal weighted centered moving averaging. I still find in interesting to continuously change the smoothing by holding one of the buttons down.
I have quite a few other charts as well.

May 16, 2011 12:39 pm

Unisys has a new format for thier SST anomaliy maps.
The demarcation between warmer and colder oceans is now in stark contrast.
Old format –
New format –

Laurie Bowen
May 16, 2011 1:31 pm

Can you . . . . would you . . . . do the same thing with thirty days of the satellite images?
I am sure someone may already do it . . . but it probably cost big bucks . . .
I have made the suggestion to every weather radar site. . . . the gist . . . the bigger the area the longer the loops . . .

May 16, 2011 3:15 pm

How about the mother of all oscillations? The one that says “go ice!”

May 16, 2011 5:08 pm

Another excellent reference page, Just The Facts. Thanks.

Bloke down the pub
May 17, 2011 2:45 am

From University of Colorado ‘One important change in these releases is that we are now adding a correction of 0.3 mm/year due to Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA), so you may notice that the rate of sea level rise is now 0.3 mm/year higher than earlier releases. This is a correction to account for the fact that the global ocean basins are getting slightly larger over time as mantle material moves from under the oceans into previously glaciated regions on land. Simply subtract 0.3 mm/year if you prefer to not include the GIA correction.’
I fail to see what they are adjusting for here. Glacial isostacy doesn’t work globally. In the UK, Scotland is still rising after the loss of ice at the end of the last ice age while SE England is sinking like the other end of a see saw. As for the ‘global basins getting larger’ are they saying that the land mass is getting smaller or that the Earth is growing? Neither of these sound likely.

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