Enhanced ENSO variability moderates future Southern Ocean warming

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 27 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01406-5

A projected change in the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is found to induce a change in high-latitude winds, thereby affecting future Southern Ocean warming. A greater projected increase in ENSO amplitude in response to transient greenhouse forcing weakens high-latitude westerly poleward intensification and slows future Southern Ocean warming.