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 (dĕk′ād′, dĕ-kād′)
1. A period of ten years.
2. A group or series of ten.

[Middle English, a group of ten, from Old French, from Late Latin decas, decad-, from Greek dekas, from deka, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

dec′a·dal (dĕk′ə-dəl) adj.
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NASA used the 2007 decadal survey as a blueprint for deciding what Earth-science instruments and missions to pursue.
Comparison and analysis of Pre-monsoon (2017) water level data collected by CGWB with the decadal average (2007-2016) indicates decline in ground water level in about 61% of the wells.
They cover regional monsoons, intra-seasonal oscillations, extreme weather, climate change and decadal variability, and field experiment.
So I suggest that NASA ask the next decadal review not for a wish list but for a complete program of spectrum-spanning missions, at the same total cost.
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Values of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) were compared to recorded precipitation at two Texas locations, Amarillo in northwest Texas and San Antonio in south central Texas, for the period 1900-2013.
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Decadal fluctuations in the precipitation in UIB during 1980-2010, using interpolation technique in Arc Map were explored in present study.
Das principais configuracoes de teleconexoes que afetam a variabilidade climatica global e, em particular da America do Sul, estao os fenomenos El Nino Oscilacao Sul--ENOS e a Oscilacao Decadal do Pacifico--ODP (CAVALCANTI e AMBRIZZI, 2009; GRIMM, 2009a).
This study identified specific decadal and interannual responses in the recruitment of Gulf menhaden to local meteorological and hydrological regimes imposed by the coupling of Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) phases and by El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events.
Researchers say shifts in key global climate patterns, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, an El NiAaAaAeA~o in the tropical Pacific and the Atlant Multi-decadal Oscillation are underway.
The tudy i baed on obervational evidence of the link between ocean circulation and the decadal variability of ea urface temperature called the Atlantic multi-decadal ocillation (AMO).