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Pacific western boundary currents and their roles in climate
Hu, D.; Wu, L.; Cai, W.; Sen Gupta, A.; Ganachaud, A.; Qiu, B.; Gordon, A.L.; Lin, X.; Chen, Z.; Hu, S.; Wang, G.; Wang, Q.; Sprintall, J.; Qu, T.; Kashino, Y.; Wang, F.; Kessler, W.S. (2015). Pacific western boundary currents and their roles in climate. Nature (Lond.) 522(7556): 299–308. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nature14504
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keywords
    Climate change; Impact; Prediction; Projection; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Hu, D.
  • Wu, L.
  • Cai, W.
  • Sen Gupta, A.
  • Ganachaud, A.
  • Qiu, B.
  • Gordon, A.L.
  • Lin, X.
  • Chen, Z.
  • Hu, S.
  • Wang, G.
  • Wang, Q.
  • Sprintall, J.
  • Qu, T.
  • Kashino, Y.
  • Wang, F.
  • Kessler, W.S.

Abstract
    Pacific Ocean western boundary currents and the interlinked equatorial Pacific circulation system were among the first currents of these types to be explored by pioneering oceanographers. The widely accepted but poorly quantified importance of these currents—in processes such as the El Niño/Southern Oscillation, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the Indonesian Throughflow—has triggered renewed interest. Ongoing efforts are seeking to understand the heat and mass balances of the equatorial Pacific, and possible changes associated with greenhouse-gas-induced climate change. Only a concerted international effort will close the observational, theoretical and technical gaps currently limiting a robust answer to these elusive questions.

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