Pacific thermocline bridge revisited

Abstract

The coupling on decadal time scales of the midlatitude and tropical Pacific via an oceanic 'bridge' in the thermocline is investigated using ocean general circulation model hindcasts and a coupled ocean atmosphere model. Results indicate that in the tropics decadal anomalies of isopycnal depth are forced by Ekman pumping and are largely independent of the… (More)

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