We are grateful for funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Fellowship NNG04GQ75H, for Giuseppe Colantuono) and the National Science Foundation (Grant ATM-0326799). Drs. Christopher Meinen (ocean current estimates at 156°E) and Neville Smith (20°C isotherm depth) generously provided data. Satellite estimates of sea level and wind stress were obtained from NASA and European Remote Sensing Web sites. The Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, Colorado (see online at http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/), provided the Reynolds Optimal Interpolation SST data.
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