Wyatt on Earth

by Marcia Glaze Wyatt, Ph.D.

Terms, Indices, and Acronyms 

Terms, Indices, and their Acronyms:
ACI = Atmospheric Circulation Index: anomaly trends of wind flow 
ALPI = Aleutian Low Pressure Index
AMOC =  Atlantic sector of Meridional Overturning Circulation 
AMO = Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation
AOw = Arctic Oscillation (specifically boreal winter index)
ArcSib = Arctic Siberian sea ice extent
ArcT = Arctic surface temperature (avg)
AT= Atmospheric-Mass Transfer  (wind flow Atl/Eur)
CMIP3= 3rd Version Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 
Cs = prefix indicating 'cumulative sum' or time integral of
Dipole = refer to SST Dipole (Atlantic)
EIE = East Eurasian sea ice extent: (Laptev, E.Sib, Chukchi)
E.Sib = East Siberian shelf sea
GB = Globigerina bulloides (a proxy for the W. Atl. ITCZ)
IPCC = Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ITCZ = Intertropical Convergence Zone ("meteorological equator")
JS = Japanese Sardine Outbursts: Kuroshio-Oyashio region (proxy)
LOD = Length-of-Day  (-LOD = proxy for Earth's rotation rate)
MSSA = Multi-Channel Singular Spectrum Analysis
MTG = Meridional Temperature Gradient
NAO w = North Atlantic Oscillation (boreal winter index)
NEB = North European Basin sea ice (Greenland, Barents)
Ng = prefix indicating negative polaritiy for associated index
NHT = Northern Hemisphere surface temperature (avg)
NINO 3.4 = metric for El Nino-Southern Oscillation
NPGO = North Pacific Gyre Oscillation (Sr/Ca proxy for NPGO)
NPO = North Pacific Oscillation
PCI = Pacific Circulation Index: anomaly trend Pacific wind flow
PDO = Pacific Decadal Oscillation
PETG = Polar Equatorial Temperature Gradient
SIE = Sea ice extent
SLP = Sea-Level Pressure
SSN = Sunspot Numbers
SST = Sea-Surface Temperatures
SST Dipole = Atlantic Dipole ( proxy for Atlantic ITCZ migrations)
SSW = Sudden-Stratospheric Warmings
TIE = Total sea ice extent Eurasian Arctic (Kara Sea dominant)
TSI = Total Solar Irradiance
WAA = Warm Air Advection
WBCE = Western-boundary-current extension
WC = Wyatt and Curry (2013)
WKT = Wyatt, Kravtsov, and Tsonis (2011 (online); 2012 print)
WP = Wyatt and Peters (2012)