21 (2): El Niño-Southern Oscillation

Eds: Braconnot P, Brierley C, Harrison SP, von Gunten L & Kiefer T

PAGES news, vol. 21(2), 45-96, 2013


This 20th anniversary edition of PAGES news explores the elusive El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) from a paleo-perspective. The initiative for this special section came out of a 2011 PMIP workshop. In a mini section, a newly introduced format in the PAGES newsletter, four articles on data assimilation address methods of combining observations and model simulations. Finally, this newsletter also features several reports on the 2013 2nd Young Scientists Meeting held in Goa, India.

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Individual Newsletter Articles


 > Front Cover
 > Inside PAGES [p.46]
 > 20 years of PAGES news [p.47]
 > Insert: First edition of PAGES news (Spring 1993) - 4 pages


 > Editorial: El Niño-Southern Oscillation - observations and modeling [p.48-49]
P. Braconnot, C. Brierley and S.P. Harrison

Science Highlights

 > Myanmar monsoon drought variability inferred by tree rings over the past 300 years: linkages to ENSO [p.50-51]
R. D’Arrigo, J. Palmer, C. Ummenhofer, N.N. Kyaw and P. Krusic

 > Coral microatoll reconstructions of El Niño-Southern Oscillation: New windows on seasonal and interannual processes [p.52-53]
H.V. McGregor, C.D. Woodroffe, M. Fischer, M.K. Gagan and D. Fink

 > Giant clam recorders of ENSO variability [p.54-55]
M. Elliot, K. Welsh and R. Driscoll

 > Reconstructing ENSO in the Eastern Tropical Pacific from short-lived marine mollusks [p.56-57]
M. Carré, S. Purca and J.P. Sachs

 > Challenges in understanding and modeling ENSO [p.58-59]
A. Capotondi, E. Guilyardi and B. Kirtman

 > Coral-model comparison highlighting the role of salinity in long-term trends [p.60-61]
D.M. Thompson, T.R. Ault, M.N. Evans, J.E. Cole, J. Emile-Geay, A.N. LeGrande

 > The response of pseudo-corals to ENSO in an isotope enabled climate model [p.62-63]
T. Russon, A.W. Tudhope, G.C. Hegerl, M. Collins and J. Tindall

 > ENSO and changes in the mean state in Holocene simulations [p.64-65]
P. Braconnot and Y. Luan

 > A controversial insight into Southwest Pacific mid-Holocene seasonality: from corals to models [p.66-67]
C.E. Lazareth, M.G. Bustamante Rosell, N. Duprey, N. Pujol, G. Cabioch, S. Caquineau, T. Corrège, F. Le Cornec, C. Maes, M. Mandeng-Yogo and B. Turcq

 > Interannual variability in the tropical Pacific and associated atmospheric teleconnections during the last glacial period [p.68-69]
U. Merkel, M. Prange and M. Schulz

 > ENSO behavior before the Pleistocene [p.70-71]
C. Brierley

Mini Section: Data assimiliation

 > Overview of data assimilation methods [p.72-73]
G.J. Hakim, J. Annan, S. Brönnimann, M. Crucifix, T. Edwards, H. Goosse, A. Paul, G. van der Schrier and M. Widmann

 > Transient state estimation in paleoclimatology using data assimilation [p.74-75]
S. Brönnimann, J. Franke, P. Breitenmoser, G. Hakim, H. Goosse, M. Widmann, M. Crucifix, G. Gebbie, J. Annans and G. van der Schrier

 > Best-of-both-worlds estimates for timeslices in the past [p.76-77]
T.L. Edwards, J. Annan, M. Crucifix, G. Gebbie and A. Paul

 > Parameter estimation using paleo-data assimilation [p.78-79]
J.D. Annan, M. Crucifix, T.L. Edwards and A. Paul

Workshop Reports

 > Impact of climate and sea level change on coastal evolution [p.80]
 > Holocene land-cover change in Eastern Asia for climate modeling [p.81]
 > Palaeo50: The priority research questions in paleoecology [p.82]
 > The Agulhas System: its role in changing ocean circulation, climate, and marine ecosystems [p.83]
 > IPICS First Open Science conference [p.84]
 > Analyzing paleolimnological data with R [p.85]
 > The Sun and its role in climate change [p.86]

Program News 

 > The backbone of PAGES 2k: data management and archiving [p.87]
 > Updated Latin American Pollen Database: Version 2013 in preparation for NEOTOMA [p.88]

Young Scientists Meeting 2013

 > A brief report on the 2nd PAGES Young Scientists Meeting in Goa, India [p.89]
R. Saraswat and B. Jensen

 > The Art of Communicating Science: traps, tips and tasks for the modern-day scientist [p.90]
H. Roop, G. Martínez-Méndez and K. Mills

 > The Art of Reviewing: Holding up quality in the scientific quality control system [p.91]
R. Panchang, A. Govin and C. Omuombo

 > The Art of Data Sharing: key in future climate science [p.92-93]
Aurora Elmore, F. Lehner and J. Franke

 > Breakout Group A: What should the research questions and priorities in paleoscience be for the next 10 years? [p.94]
S. Dee and F. Muschitiello 

 > Breakout Group B: Advocating the relevance of paleo- research to a funding agency or policy maker [p.94]
I. Bouimetarhan and H.-C. Steen-Larsen 

 > Breakout Group C: Challenges and solutions for enhanced paleoscience communication [p.95]
H. Roop and E. Dietze 

 > Breakout Group D: Key educational ingredients to ensure the success of future paleoscientists [p.95]
R. Panchang and J. Richey

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