Arctic Oscillation

noun

Definition of Arctic Oscillation

climatology
: the recurring movement of high pressure systems in the atmosphere from the middle latitudes to the polar latitudes and back abbreviation AO — compare north atlantic oscillation, southern oscillation

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1998, in the meaning defined above

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“Arctic Oscillation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arctic%20Oscillation. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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