UW’s Sustainability page is currently highlighting recent research from Oceanography’s Peter Rhines, who collaborated on a Science paper (abstract linked here) just released last week.  He and his colleagues found that Atlantic multidecadal ocean variability (AMV) related to clusters of short-term weather events that brought 2010’s “Snowmageddon” to the east coast of North America.  These clusters in turn affect ocean current.  Read more at this NASA page.