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Impact of Sea Surface Temperature on Westerlies over the Western Pacific Warm Pool: Case Study of an Event in 2001/02
Toru MiyamaTakuya Hasegawa
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2014 Volume 10 Pages 5-9

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A regional atmospheric model was employed to demonstrate that a strong westerly wind, which occurred around December 2001 prior to the 2002/03 El Niño event, was enhanced by sea surface temperature gradient along the equator in the western Pacific warm pool region. Furthermore, a regional oceanic model was employed to demonstrate that the enhanced westerly wind event substantially increased oceanic Kelvin wave response along the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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