Eastern equatorial Pacific response to three composite westerly wind types Academic Article uri icon


  • It has been suggested recently that episodes of westerly wind near the international date line in the western Pacific tend to fall into one of four types. Three of the types have enough equatorial zonal wind variation to be able to induce an eastern Pacific response by forcing equatorial waves. In this note we examine the central and eastern Pacific waveguide response to idealized representations of these three types of westerly wind episodes, using a combination of linear theory and results from an ocean general circulation model. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geophysical Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Giese, B. S., & Harrison, D. E

complete list of authors

  • Giese, BS||Harrison, DE

publication date

  • January 1991