Estimates of Surface and Subsurface Forcing for Decadal Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Mid-Latitude North Pacific

@inproceedings{Tomita2001EstimatesOS,
  title={Estimates of Surface and Subsurface Forcing for Decadal Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Mid-Latitude North Pacific},
  author={T. Tomita and Shang-Ping Xie and Masami Nonaka},
  year={2001}
}
The upper ocean, atmosphere and their interaction over the North Pacific exhibit pronounced decadal to interdecadal variations. A diagnostic equation for analyzing the heat budget for decadal variability in winter sea surface temperature (SST) is derived that can properly account for subsurface geostrophic advection, and strong seasonal cycle in the depth and temperature of the ocean mixed layer. A modelassimilated ocean dataset, partially validated for the period of the TOPEX/Poseidon mission… CONTINUE READING
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