Weather-Maker Patterns: An Interactive Map


Interactive Map


This interactive map shows a few of the most heavily researched atmospheric patterns that shape Earth's weather and climate. Here we focus on patterns that appear as regional modes or oscillations. A text version of the map, suitable for printing, is here. Many other patterns are defined in the related glossary, where you’ll also find more detail on each of the patterns described here.

Click on any label to view a description below the map


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