Definition of teleconnection in US English:



  • A causal connection or correlation between meteorological or other environmental phenomena which occur a long distance apart.

    • ‘It is now evident that El Niño teleconnections (atmospheric and oceanic responses away from the equatorial Pacific) indicate that the El Niño phenomenon is the largest source of interannual climatic variability on the global scale.’
    • ‘Calvin, a geographer specializing in Latin America, focuses on the El Nino / Southern Oscillation, its teleconnections, and their impacts.’
    • ‘The researcher says, ‘El Nino and Arctic Oscillation share dynamic features and may also account for regional warming and drought in Canada - teleconnections linking regions over the globe.’’
    • ‘Some scientists suspect the process, teleconnection, might help explain the drought gripping parts of the US.’