Figure 1

Figure 1: Time series of the basin averaged SSH anomaly, centered at 35°N in the Pacific, shows that the model reflects the observations. The black line is the estimated value from the simulation, the blue lines are the altimeter measurements, and the red line is the heat content of the simulation. The black dashed line is the North Pacific Climate Index, which reflects changes in atmospheric pressure in the central North Pacific. The units for all quantities have been scaled for comparison purposes.