Saturday, April 3, 2010

Has the AMO peaked?

Has the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation peaked? An analysis of monthly sea surface temperature anomalies for 1982-2009 using the Empirical Orthogonal Teleconnection (EOT) tool in the Earth Trends Modeler suggests that it may have peaked at some point in 2006 or 2007. This timing would be reasonable given that it was at the lowest part of its cycle around 1974. Here is the graph of EOT2 (in degrees Celsius) along with its correlation image:

1 comment:

  1. Is there no older data?

    30 years isn't much for a climate model.