The Climate Effects of Sea Surface Temperature Patterns in ACCESS and CAM6
Spatial patterns in sea surface temperature (SST) trends influence global climate in what is known as the pattern effect. Recent work has highlighted the the pattern effect’s impact on climate and hydrological sensitivity. However, fully coupled models may exhibit biases towards El Niño like trends in SSTs compared to observations, contributing to uncertainty in multi-decadal projections. This project investigates the following question:
How do spatial patterns in sea surface temperature trends impact trends in precipitation?
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Note: this topic is part of the 2023 ACCESS Community Workshop Poster session