This figure shows North Atlantic water is measured in the Scotland – Faroe channel by Fisheries Research Service (FRS), Aberdeen in Scotland. It represents one of the longest data series in the world and a good climate indicator for climate dynamics in northern Europe.
A wavelet analysis of the data series shows that major temperature fluctuations are correlated to the lunar nodal tidal cycles of about 9.3 and 18.6 years. This analysis indicates that long tides may have an important regional influence on climate change in the Northern part of Europe (Yndestad, Turrell, Ozhigin, 2008).
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