Comparison of the NAO with a similar climatic index known as the "Pacific-North American" (PNA) index indicates that on decadal
time scales there may be coordinated variations throughout the northern hemisphere or even the whole globe.
While characterizing landing sites for future exploration is the fourth scientific priority in the Planetary Decadal
Survey, NASA places high priority on this goal to enable a potential future lander mission to Europa.
Survey deemed a mission to the Jupiter moon as among the highest priority scientific pursuits for NASA.
The last Decadal
Oscillation ran from about 1976 to 1998 and brought with it more wet, El Nino winters than usual, although there was a period of drought.
Deposits and Guarantees required: The work will be biennial warranties and / or decadal
accordance with regulations (Civil Code).
Stofan has authored and published numerous professional papers, books and book chapters, and has chaired committees including the National Research Council Inner Planets Panel for the recent Planetary Science Decadal
Survey and the Venus Exploration Analysis Group.
The Committee for a Decadal
Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics was charged to report on the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of observations of the cosmos; the extent of common ground between fundamental physics and cosmology; and US government research programs that support work in astronomy and astrophysics.
2 degree C) of the observed decadal
increase in seawater temperature in Kuwait Bay can be attributed to global climate change, while around 13 per cent of the increase (0.
Our data suggest that there are much longer cycles superimposed on the decadal
cycles," says Liu.
Named the Pacific decadal
oscillation in 1997, this phenomenon causes water temperature in the north and south Pacific to rise gradually over the course of a decade or more, pushing the jet stream south and generally warming California.
21x, down annually from the decadal
peak of 2x in 1997-98.
The 7-kilowatt class thruster could be used in a wide range of science missions, including deep space missions identified in NASA's Planetary Science Decadal
That same year, scientists with the University of Washington in Seattle dubbed the bipolar swings observed in this century the Pacific Decadal
Oscillation, implying that it has a regular pattern lasting 20 to 30 years.
This may not be the case this year due to a change in the Pacific sea surface temperature pattern called the Pacific Decadal
They already are being studied for possible use as a wide field infrared survey observatory, which would address the top priority recommendation in the National Research Council's 2010 Astrophysics Decadal