Teleconnections are spatial patterns in the atmosphere that link weather and climate anomalies over large distances across the globe. This chapter examines the spatial and temporal characteristics of teleconnections in both hemispheres, including the history of their discovery and research, and the methods by which teleconnections have been identified. We also present a detailed discussion on the leading theories of the physical mechanisms that account for the location, time scale, excitation, maintenance, and decay of teleconnections, as well as the role of tropical convection, and the inter-annual variability of teleconnections.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)