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Tropical Atlantic warm events

Sea surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Atlantic Ocean are subject to year-to-year variations. Reanalysis data and model simulations suggest that advection of warm water from north of the Equator can drive some of the warm events.

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Figure 1: Different processes can contribute to the development of warm anomalies in the eastern equatorial Atlantic.

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Lübbecke, J. Tropical Atlantic warm events. Nature Geosci 6, 22–23 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1685

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