Figure 20. Correlation of TAO MLD and solar radiation

Black: correlation (times -1) of solar radiation with MLD variability at the TAO buoys. This correlation determines the sign and phase of the combined forcing term F/H in equation (1') of the modified S96 model. (The time series of F and H that this correlation is based on are shown in Figs.15 and 16). Red: Mean EB model SST during year 10 (as in Figs.17 and 18). Note the close connection between the SST growth and the solar-MLD correlation. In the east the SST is relatively larger due to the shallow mean MLD there (green curve).
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