Refereed Publications
Year Author Word


Aikman, F., H. W. Ou and R. W. Houghton, 1988: Current Variability across the New-England Continental Shelf-Break and Slope. Continental Shelf Research, 8(5-7): 625-651.
Barnett, T. P., N. E. Graham, M. A. Cane, S. Zebiak, S. C. Dolan, J. O'Brian and D. Legler, 1988: On the prediction of the El Niño of 1986 - 1987. Science, 241: 192-196. PDF
Burke, S. P. and D. G. Martinson, 1988: An ARGOS meteorological oceanographic spar buoy for Antarctic deployments. Proceedings of IEEE / Marine Technology Oceans 88 Conference Partnership of Marine Interests, 4: 1335-1340.
Busalacchi, A. J. and M. A. Cane, 1988: The Effect of Varying Stratification on Low-Frequency Equatorial Motions. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 18(6): 801-812. PDF
Chen, D., S. G. Horrigan and D. P. Wang, 1988: The Late Summer Vertical Nutrient Mixing in Long-Island-Sound. Journal of Marine Research, 46(4): 753-770.
Garvine, R. W., K. C. Wong, G. G. Gawarkiewicz, R. K. Mccarthy, R. W. Houghton and F. Aikman, 1988: The Morphology of Shelfbreak Eddies. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 93(C12): 15593-.
Gordon, A. L. and J. C. Comiso, 1988: Polynyas in the Southern-Ocean. Scientific American, 258(6): 90-97.
Gordon, A. L., 1988: The Southern-Ocean and Global Climate. Oceanus, 31(2): 39-46.
Houghton, R. W., F. Aikman and H. W. Ou, 1988: Shelf-Slope Frontal Structure and Cross-Shelf Exchange at the New-England Shelf-Break. Continental Shelf Research, 8(5-7): 687-710.
Keffer, T., D. G. Martinson and B. H. Corliss, 1988: The Position of the Gulf-Stream During Quaternary Glaciations. Science, 241(4864): 440-442. PDF
Namias, J., X. Yuan and D. R. Cayan, 1988: Persistence of North Pacific sea surface temperature and atmospheric flow patterns. Journal of Climate, 1: 682-703. PDF
Ou, H. W. and L. R. M. Maas, 1988: Tides near a Shelf-Slope Front. Continental Shelf Research, 8(5-7): 729-736.
Ou, H. W., 1988: A Time-Dependent Model of a Coastal Polynya. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 18(4): 584-590.
Ou, H. W., 1988: Termination of an Equatorial Jet in a Gulf. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 18(12): 1899-1905.
Ou, H. W., F. Aikman and R. W. Houghton, 1988: Complex Empirical Orthogonal Function-Analysis of Thermistor Chain Data near a Shelf-Slope Front. Continental Shelf Research, 8(5-7): 711-728.
Rosen, L. S. and B. Magdofffairchild, 1988: X-Ray-Diffraction Studies of 14-Filament Models of Deoxygenated Sickle-Cell Hemoglobin Fibers .2. Models Based on the Deoxygenated Sickle Hemoglobin Crystal-Structure. Journal of Molecular Biology, 200(1): 141-150.
Seager, R., S. E. Zebiak and M. A. Cane, 1988: A Model of the Tropical Pacific Sea-Surface Temperature Climatology. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 93(C2): 1265-1280. PDF ABS


Seager, R., S. E. Zebiak and M. A. Cane, 1988: A Model of the Tropical Pacific Sea-Surface Temperature Climatology. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 93(C2): 1265-1280.

A model for the climatological mean surface temperature (SST) of the tropical Pacific Ocean is developed. The upper ocean response is computed using a time dependent, linear, reduced gravity model, with the addition of a constant depth frictional surface layer. The full three-dimensional temperature equation and a surface heat flux parameterization that requires specification of only wind speed and total cloud cover are used to evaluate the SST. Specification of atmospheric parameters, such as air temperature and humidity, over which the ocean has direct influence is avoided. The model simulates the major features of the observed tropical Pacific SST. The seasonal evolution of these features is generally captured by the model. Analysis of the results demonstrates the control the ocean has over the surface heat flux from ocean to atmosphere and the crucial role that dynamics play in determining the mean SST in the equatorial Pacific. The sensitivity of the model to perturbations in the surface heat flux, cloud cover specification, diffusivity, and mixed layer depth is discussed.

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