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What does AO stand for?

AO stands for Atmosphere-Ocean

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Using an atmosphere-ocean coupled climate model that simulates realistically both past and present-day climate conditions, the scientists found that for every degree rise in global temperature, the global rainfall rate since the Industrial Revolution has increased less by about 40% than during past warming phases of Earth.
Background in atmosphere-ocean science and fluid dynamics is not assumed, and the subject is covered at an introductory level in the first chapter.
A coupled atmosphere-ocean model with the ability to predict the likely onset of El Nino and La Nina events up to nine months in advance is being developed by Dr Ian Smith of CSIRO Atmospheric Research in Melbourne.
Using those cyclones, Emanuel crafted a coupled atmosphere-ocean model to estimate the net ocean heating generated by all 67 storms.
Shorter variations, on the time scale of decades, appear to be triggered by atmosphere-ocean interactions and changes in ocean circulation.