We have been investigating oceanic and atmospheric processes responsible for those climate and ocean variations, mostly using a high-resolution coupled model (SINTEX-F) in addition to available observations and stand-alone ocean/atmosphere model results. The SINTEX-F coupled GCM is one of the leading models of the world to consistently predict IOD and ENSO on long lead-times. The model has also helped to understand mechanisms of IOD, ENSO and ENSO Modoki. We will continue to analyze climate processes and improve the seasonal predictions of the climate modes on longer than 2-year lead times.
EARTH SCIENCE->OCEANS->OCEAN TEMPERATURE->SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE