On the Inconsistent Relationship between Pacific and Atlantic Niños*

Joke F. Lübbecke, Michael J. McPhaden
2012 Journal of Climate  
The tropical Atlantic wind response to El Niñ o forcing is robust, with weakened northeast trade winds north of the equator and strengthened southeast trade winds along and south of the equator. However, the relationship between sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the eastern equatorial Pacific and Atlantic is inconsistent, with El Niñ o events followed sometimes by warm and other times by cold boreal summer anomalies in the Atlantic cold tongue region. Using observational data and a
more » ... cast simulation of the Nucleus for European Modeling of the Ocean (NEMO) global model at 0.58 resolution (NEMO-ORCA05)
doi:10.1175/jcli-d-11-00553.1 fatcat:kgs7yczsxna75pwk44mjitqnou