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Figure 7

From: Continuation of tropical Pacific Ocean temperature trend may weaken extreme El Niño and its linkage to the Southern Annular Mode

Figure 7

Simulated changes in air temperature, zonal-mean zonal wind, eddy momentum flux convergence and MSLP due to the ocean mean state difference. 33-member ensemble mean differences of temperature, zonal wind and eddy momentum flux convergence and MSLP between the warmer climate (wClim) and the present climate (pClim). (a) Zonal-mean temperature difference (colour shading) overlayed with the climatological temperatures of pClim (contours). The colour shading interval is 0. 4 °C, and the contour interval is 10 °C. (b) Same as (a) except zonal-mean zonal wind difference. The colour shading interval is 0.5 m/s, and the contour interval is 10 m/s. (c) Same as (b) except eddy momentum flux convergence difference. The colour shading interval is 0.1 m/s/day, and the contour interval is 1 m/s/day. Eddy momentum flux convergence differences obtained from model interpolated data over the Antarctic continent are masked. (d) MSLP difference. The colour shading interval is 0.4 hPa. The magenta dashed line in (d) is drawn at 60°S as a reference for pressure dipole anomalies related to SAM. Stippling indicates statistical significance of the difference of the means of the two simulations at the 5% level.

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