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Relates to the environmental interactions between climatic systems over considerable distances.

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A statistical association between climate variables at widely separated, geographically-fixed spatial locations. Teleconnections are caused by large spatial structures such as basin-wide coupled modes of ocean-atmosphere variability, Rossby wave-trains, mid-latitude jets and storm tracks, etc.

IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop on biodiversity and climate change IPCC, 2020