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What does ACW stand for?

ACW stands for Antarctic Circumpolar Wave

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Building on this success in unraveling ENSO, meteorologists and oceanographers have begun to identify a host of other ocean-atmosphere oscillations operating in the earth's climate system: the North Atlantic Oscillation, the Arctic Oscillation, the Antarctic Oscillation, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the Indian Ocean Dipole, and the Antarctic Circumpolar Wave.
The third player is a newly identified phenomenon known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Wave, in which long, low oceanic waves slowly circle the southern continent in a clockwise direction.