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Title: Climate Science: Tropical Expansion by Ocean Swing

The tropical belt has become wider over the past decades, but climate models fall short of capturing the full rate of the expansion. The latest analysis of the climate simulations suggests that a long-term swing of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation is the main missing cause.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1132210
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-101316
KP1703010
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nature Geoscience, 7(4):250-251
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ocean swings; tropical expansion; climate zone