|Document Type:||Journal Article|
|Title:||Coherence in transpacific movements of positive and negative anomalies of sea surface temperature, 1953-60|
|Author:||Felix Favorite, Douglas R. McLain|
Computer analyses of 2 million observations of sea surface temperature provide evidence of orderly transpacific movements of large areas of anomalous warm and cold-surface water which greatly influence environmental conditions off the west coasts of the United States and Canada. These quasi-permanent features seem to move around the North Pacific gyre, roughly 180° out of phase, with periods of 5-6 yr.