European cooling projection

Omrani et al. did some modeling/reanalysis work involving the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) a multi-decadal climate oscillation.

The oscillation recently reached maximal warming, and the NAO is currently moving into a negative phase. The authors write:

"This can offset the long-term Arctic sea-ice melting, north of the Atlantic basin, leading to sea-ice melting hiatus.

“The net result is NAO- and sea-ice-induced increase of the precipitation over the Mediterranean region and Eurasian cooling that can offset the Northern Hemispheric and global warming together with the North Atlantic cooling and lead to a warming hiatus like the one seen in the 1950s–1970s.”


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