Schneider, N. and A. J. Miller, 2001:

Predicting western North Pacific Ocean climate

Journal of Climate (letters), 14, 3997-4002.

Abstract. We show that wintertime sea-surface temperature anomalies in the confluence region of the Kuroshio-Oyashio currents in the western North Pacific can be skillfully predicted at lead times of up to three years. The predictions are based on the history of the wind stress over the North Pacific and oceanic Rossby wave dynamics. The predictions may be exploitable in fisheries research and other ecological applications.

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