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Searching for Atlantic Rhythms: Winter Weather and the North Atlantic Oscillation
Much like El Nino, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) varies in a rhythmic pattern from decade to decade. The NAO is the relationship between a high-pressure system over the Azores Islands and a low-pressure system over Iceland. This site uses text, photographs, and maps to explain what the NAO is and how it affects weather in Europe, the United States, and as far away as the Middle East.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2829
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Yoram Kauffman
Earth Observatory NASA GSFC