Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
10 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 10 Apr 2019

A modified seasonal cycle during MIS31 super-interglacial favors stronger interannual ENSO and monsoon variability

Flavio Justino, Fred Kucharski, Douglas Lindemann, Aaron Wilson, and Frode Stordal

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This study evaluates the impact of enhanced seasonality characteristic of the Marine Isotope Stage 31 (MIS31) on the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Based upon coupled climate simulations driven by present-day (CTR) and MIS31 boundary conditions, we demonstrate that MIS31 does show a strong power spectrum at interannual timescales but the absence of decadal periodicity. The implementation of the MIS31 conditions results in a distinct global monsoon system and its link to the ENSO.