Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 16, 1385–1398, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1385-2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 1385–1398, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1385-2020

Research article 12 Nov 2020

Research article | 12 Nov 2020

Extreme waves and climatic patterns of variability in the eastern North Atlantic and Mediterranean basins

Verónica Morales-Márquez et al.

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This is a study of long-term changes in extreme waves and in the synoptic patterns related to them on European coasts. The interannual variability of extreme waves in the North Atlantic Ocean is controlled by the atmospheric patterns of the North Atlantic Oscillation and Scandinavian indices. In the Mediterranean Sea, it is governed by the East Atlantic and East Atlantic/Western Russia modes acting strongly during their negative phases.