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View Resource Formation and variability of a northerly ITCZ in a hybrid coupled AGCM: Continental forcing and ocean-atmospheric feedback

This paper is a reprint gleaned from the personal Website of University of Hawaii Professor Shang Ping Xie, who recently published an article on the 3,000 km wake in the Pacific Ocean caused by the Hawaiian Islands. This earlier article, from Journal of Climate, covers a slightly different topic. It discusses interannual variability in intensity and latitude of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone...
View Resource Australia's National Tidal Facility: Data Inventories

Australia's National Tidal Facility is a "fully self-supporting agency within The Flinders University of South Australia specializing in tidal predictions, sea level monitoring and contemporary marine science issues." Their Data Inventories page contains links to products including Australian Baseline Array Sea Level and Meteorological Data, South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project...
View Resource Ocean Surface Topography from Space: Pacific Decadal Oscilation (PDO)

Scientists have uncovered evidence of a long-term climate pattern in the North Pacific Ocean. Known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), this long-term ocean fluctuation waxes and wanes roughly every 20 to 30 years, and has been shown to have an important influence on salmon abundance. While the El Nino of the southern Pacific Ocean may appear for a year and then disappear, the PDO tends to...