Schneider, N. and A. J. Miller, 2001:
Predicting western North Pacific Ocean climate
Journal of Climate (letters), 14, 3997-4002.
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
The predictions may be exploitable in fisheries research
and other ecological applications.