Accession Number : ADA298119

Title :   A Decadal Impact of the 1982-83 El Nino on the Northern Pacific Ocean.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s) : Hurlburt, Harley E. ; Jacobs, Gregg A. ; Mitchell, Jimmy L.

PDF Url : ADA298119

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In the recent paper published in Nature we presented evidence which indicates that the effects of equatorial El Nino episodes are more far-reaching than previously believed. In 1991 significant anomalies in both the ocean circulation and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) over the North Pacific Ocean were linked with this century's largest such episode, the 1982-1983 El Nino. This decadal link is provided vy a Rossby wave which propagated across the entire Pacific Ocean.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEAN MODELS, *NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, OCEAN SURFACE, EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, INFRARED IMAGES, WIND DIRECTION, WIND VELOCITY, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, MARINE METEOROLOGY, OCEAN BASINS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE