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A linkage between weather changes occurring in widely separated regions of the globe. The term "teleconnections" is most commonly applied to variability on monthly or longer timescales and refers to the fact that such correlations suggest that information is propagating between distant points through the atmosphere.


Definition source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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