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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Examination of the Relationships Between the Quasi-biennial Osillation, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, the Southern Oscillation, and the Accumulated Cyclone Energy in the Atlantic Basin

The relationship between three independent variables and the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) is explored. These three independent variables include the Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO) Index, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) Index, and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI). The focus of this study takes place in the Atlantic Basin. A statistical method called a multivariate regression is being used to explore the possibility of existing relationships between the three indices and ACE. The time period being studied is from 1980-2010. Data from the QBO index, the Southern Oscillation index, the AMO index, and Accumulated Cyclone Energy are being used to conduct this study. These indices are all relevant to the parameter called ACE because they all have an influence on conditions favorable to tropical cyclone development. The hypothesis is that there will be relationships between the three indices (QBO index, AMO index, and SOI) and Accumulated Cyclone Energy.

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Presenter: Andrew Koehler (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Meteorology
Location: 215 Hartwell
Time: 11 am Session II