Science Highlights
Jul 06
2018
Spatio-temporal Features of Intra-seasonal Oceanic Variability in the Philippine Sea from Mooring Observations and Numerical Simulations
The Philippine Sea is located within the pathway of the propagating Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) system and is also the destination for the North Pacific mesoscale oceanic eddies and waves. As such, the Philippine Sea is characterized by striking intra-seasonal variability (20–90 days; ISV) that ...
Jul 06,2018
Spatio-temporal Features of Intra-seasonal Oceanic Variability in the Philippine Sea from Mooring Observations and Numerical Simulations
The Philippine Sea is located within the pathway of the propagating Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) system and is also the destination for the North Pacific mesoscale oceanic eddies and waves. As such, the Philippine Sea...
Nov 16,2018
The observed impacts of the two types of El Niño on the North Equatorial Countercurrent in the Pacific Ocean
The North Equatorial Counter Current (NECC) is an eastward-flowing surface current that transports a significant amount of water from the warm pool in the western Pacific to the east. Variations in the NECC exert profoun...
Aug 02,2018
Definition of Extreme El Nino and Its Impact on Projected Increase in Extreme El Nino Frequency
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Abstract: During extreme El Nino events, the Intertropical Convergence Zone moves to the normally cold and dry east equatorial Pacific, resulting in a nonlinear rainfall increase with sea su...
Aug 01,2018
The Defining Characteristics of ENSO Extremes and the Strong 2015/2016 El Nino
The year 2015 was special for climate scientists, particularly for the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) research community, as a major El Nino finally materialized after a long pause since the 1997/1998 extreme El Nin...
Mar 11,2018
Seasonality in Transition Scale from Balanced to Unbalanced Motions in the World Ocean
The transition scale Lt from balanced geostrophic motions to unbalanced wave motions, including near-inertial flows, internal tides, and inertia-gravity wave continuum, is explored using the output from a global 1/48...
Mar 06,2018
Fifteen years progress of the TRITON array in the Western Pacific and Eastern Indian Oceans
The Triangle Trans‐Ocean Buoy Network (TRITON) project by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology began with deployment in the western tropical Pacific Ocean in 1998 and has shifted to steady, long-term ...
Mar 06,2018
Reconstruction of Local Sea Levels at South West Pacific Islands—A Multiple Linear Regression Approach (1988–2014)
Reconstruction of Local Sea Levels at South West Pacific Islands—A Multiple Linear Regression Approach (1988–2014)Rising sea levels are a critical concern in small island nations. The problem is especially serious in the...
Mar 06,2018
Future Changes to El Niño–Southern Oscillation Temperature and Precipitation Teleconnections
Potential changes to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) resulting from climate change may have far reaching impacts through atmospheric teleconnections. Here ENSO temperature and precipitation teleconnections b...
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