Research project

Ocean Dynamics as Driver of Seasonal to Decadal European Atmospheric variability (ODYSEA)

Project overview

ODYSEA will assess how, when, and where the ocean affects atmospheric variability and weather in Europe and in particular in the UK on timescales up to a decade. Particular emphasis will be on the identification of oceanic "early warning signs" that indicate the development of unusually warm, cold, dry or wet conditions several months or years in advance, especially related to extreme weather events. Such early warning signs can include changes in the ocean surface temperature or in the position of major ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream.


Lead researcher

Professor Sybren Drijfhout

Chair in Ocean & Earth
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Hylke de Vries, Sebastian Scher, Rein Haarsma, Sybren Drijfhout & Aarnout van Delden, 2018, Climate Dynamics, 1-11
Type: article
Mark S. Williamson, Mat Collins, Sybren S. Drijfhout, Ron Kahana, Jennifer V. Mecking & Timothy M. Lenton, 2017, Climate Dynamics
Type: article