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Nathan J. Mantua, Steven R. Hare, Yuan Zhang, John M. Wallace, and Robert C. Francis

Evidence gleaned from the instrumental record of climate data identifies a robust, recurring pattern of ocean–atmosphere climate variability centered over the midlatitude North Pacific basin. Over the past century, the amplitude of this climate pattern has varied irregularly at interannual-to-interdecadal timescales. There is evidence of reversals in the prevailing polarity of the oscillation occurring around 1925, 1947, and 1977; the last two reversals correspond to dramatic shifts in salmon production regimes in the North Pacific Ocean. This climate pattern also affects coastal sea and continental surface air temperatures, as well as streamflow in major west coast river systems, from Alaska to California.

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history, policy, and future of industrial meteorology

Papers presented at Session 4 of the 56th Annual Meeting of the AMS, 20 January 1976, Philadelphia, Pa.

Robert D. Elliott, Charles C. Bates, W. Boynton Beckwith, John E. Wallace, Francis K. Davis, Loren W. Crow, Edward S. Epstein, D. Ray Booker, and John C. Freeman
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Gregory C. Johnson, Rick Lumpkin, Tim Boyer, Francis Bringas, Ivona Cetinić, Don P. Chambers, Lijing Cheng, Shenfu Dong, Richard A. Feely, Baylor Fox-Kemper, Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Bryan A. Franz, Yao Fu, Meng Gao, Jay Garg, John Gilson, Gustavo Goni, Benjamin D. Hamlington, Helene T. Hewitt, William R. Hobbs, Zeng-Zhen Hu, Boyin Huang, Svetlana Jevrejeva, William E. Johns, Sato Katsunari, John J. Kennedy, Marion Kersalé, Rachel E. Killick, Eric Leuliette, Ricardo Locarnini, M. Susan Lozier, John M. Lyman, Mark A. Merrifield, Alexey Mishonov, Gary T. Mitchum, Ben I. Moat, R. Steven Nerem, Dirk Notz, Renellys C. Perez, Sarah G. Purkey, Darren Rayner, James Reagan, Claudia Schmid, David A. Siegel, David A. Smeed, Paul W. Stackhouse, William Sweet, Philip R. Thompson, Denis L. Volkov, Rik Wanninkhof, Robert A. Weller, Caihong Wen, Toby K. Westberry, Matthew J. Widlansky, Josh K. Willis, Lisan Yu, and Huai-Min Zhang
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