Drivers of exceptional coastal warming in the northeastern United States


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 23 September 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01159-7

The coastal northeastern United States is a warming hotspot, and observations identify a slower Atlantic overturning circulation and a positive North Atlantic Oscillation phase as drivers. Analysis suggests that low horizontal resolution probably hampers models’ ability to capture the spatial pattern of enhanced warming.