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The variation of a specific parameter above or below a mean value. In meteorology, the term is normally applied to large-scale phenomena that exhibit teleconnections and in which specific states succeed one another, but without a fixed periodicity. See Antarctic Circumpolar Wave; Arctic Oscillation; El Niño Southern Oscillation; North Atlantic Oscillation; Pacific Decadal Oscillation; Southern Oscillation.

Subjects: Mathematics.

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