Simulation of the seasonal cycle of the tropical Pacific Ocean.

S. G.H. Philander, W. J. Hurlin, A. D. Seigel

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A general circulation model of the tropical Pacific Ocean is presented. Forcing by seasonally varying winds, equatorial upwelling and downwelling in adjacent latitudes are included. The roles of the westward North and South Equatorial Currents, the eastward North Equatorial Countercurrent and the Equatorial Undercurrent are discussed in some detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1986-2002
Number of pages17
Issue number11 , Nov. 1987
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography


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