Funded by
  • European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme "Greece-Italy" (2007 - 2013)
Duration 36 months from 01/03/2005 to 01/02/2008

General aimsTop
  • To quantify strongly and weakly coupled processes underlying the natural variability of ENSO and NAO/AO;
  • To evaluate the representation of the coupled processes underlying ENSO (wind stress, weather noise, phase syncronization and locking, tropical scale interactions, wave activity) and the NAO (SST, snow cover, sea ice cover, troposphere/stratosphere coupling) in state-of-art models used to predict climate change;
  • To identify the response of ENSO and NAO/AO to climate change;
  • To quantify the role of ocean biology in the variability of the tropical coupled climate system, including ENSO.

The project will elucidate key theoretical and practical aspects of the NAO/AO and ENSO through analyses of available observations, application of classical and new theory, and use of idealised and state-of-the-art numerical models of the atmosphere, ocean, land-surface, sea-ice, marine biology, and the coupled climate system.

  • NERSC - Stiftelsen Nansen Senter for Fjernmaaling
  • BCCR - Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
  • CGAM - Centre for Atmospheric Modelling, University of Reading
  • Hadley Centre - Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
  • IPSL - Laboratoire d'Oceanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie
  • IfM - Institute of Marine Research, University of Kiel
  • INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  • INMH - National Institute of Metereology, Hydrology and Water Management
  • IAP/CAS - Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • NEG Micon A/S - NEG Micon (wind turbines)
  • BKK Radgiving AS - BKK Radgiving (hydro power)
  • MSGI SpA - SGI SpA (Environmental Management)
  • Vexcel UK Limited - Vexcel (Marine & polar remote sensing)