US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

Pacific Ocean decadal variability and ecosystem response

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
An understanding of the physical processes involved in Pacific Ocean decadal climate variability is needed to properly account for the observed relations between oceanic ecosystem changes and climate indices. Explanations of the basic physical processes associated with PDO and NPGO will be presented both in the context of diagnostics relations and predictable components. Comments on the prospects for exploiting the predictable components of these climate variations for ecosystem forecasts on various timescales (seasonal, interannual, decadal and centennial) will also be given.
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