Physical Oceanography

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 200–208 | Cite as

Pacific decadal oscillation and European climatic anomalies

  • M. Yu. Bardin
  • E. N. Voskresenskaya
Analysis of Observations and Methods for Calculating Hydrophysical Fields in the Ocean


By using the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data sets for 1951–2001, we study the characteristics of Pacific cyclones. It is shown that the northeast-southwest direction is predominant in the displacements of cyclones in the North Pacific. We study the variability of the field of surface atmospheric pressure in different phases of the Pacific decadal oscillation characterizing the temperature anomalies on the surface of the ocean in the region bounded by 20 and 60°N. It is shown that the decadal variations of the North Atlantic Oscillation supported by the large-scale anomalies of the Pacific decadal oscillation is the most important cause of natural decadal oscillations in the European region. We study and evaluate the regional response to the Pacific decadal oscillation by using, as an example, the analysis of variations of the discharge of European rivers.


Cyclone Pacific Ocean Pacific Decadal Oscillation Decadal Variability Climatic Anomaly 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yu. Bardin
    • 1
  • E. N. Voskresenskaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Global Climate and EcologyRussian Committee on Hydrometeorology and Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Marine Hydrophysical InstituteUkrainian Academy of SciencesSevastopol

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