In both years another climate cycle, known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, was in its cool phase at the same time that the El Ni[+ or -]o cycle was in its neutral phase.
What does PDO stand for?
PDO stands for Pacific Decadal Oscillation (weather)
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- Physical, Data Link, Network, Transport, Session, Presentation, Application (layers in the OSI reference model)
- Please Do Not Take Sales People's Advice (mnemonic for seven layers in the OSI reference model)
- Please Do Not Throw Sausage Pizza Away (mnemonic for seven layers in the OSI reference model)
- Please do Not Touch Steve's Pet Alligator (mnemonic for seven layers in the OSI reference model)
- Programme des Nations Unis (French: Program of the United Nations)
- Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting
- Paso Del Norte Watershed Council (El Paso, TX)
- Polyurethane Dipped Nylon Yarn (gloves)
- 1,3-Propanediol (chemical)
- Packet Data Optimized
- Paid Day(s) Off
- Palladium Oxide
- Panchayat Development Officer (India)
- Panzer Dragoon Orta (game)
- Parents' Day Out (church babysitting program)
- Partnership Development Officer (various organizations)
- Past Due Obligation (finance)
- Peak Deployable Output (water resources planning)
- Performance Determination Official
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org/, accessed June 2011); and 3) a phase shift in the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), an El Nirio-like pattern of Pacific climate variability linked to productivity (Mantua et al.
The oceanic climate of the eastern North Pacific was cold during the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) cold regime of the 1960s and 1970s to 1981, very warm during the 1982-84 El Nino, warm during the PDO warm regime from 1985 to the cool La Nina of 1988-89, warm during the warm regime period of 1990-98 (the warmest of the century during the 1997-98 El Nino), and cool from 1999 at least through 2005 (Chavez et al.
This information will extend records of E1 Nino events, but also longer-phase climate phenomena such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
1997), and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), an index of inter-annual to inter-decadal North Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies (Mantua and Hare, 2002).
the Pacific Decadal Oscillation or PDO), however, it was shown that the character of the ENSO-related variability itself changed when examined separately within each phase of the PDO.