The Ocean's Role in Atlantic Climate Variability

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Science  27 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5590, pp. 2223-2224
DOI: 10.1126/science.1074029

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Atlantic climate variability is an important driving force of climate in the surrounding land areas. In his Perspective, Visbeck explores recent advances toward understanding and predicting climate variability in the tropical Atlantic and the North Atlantic, and elucidating the role played by the ocean's circulation.