To identify the ocean-atmosphere processes that cause decadal
variability in the extratropical North Pacific;
To identify the oceanic and atmospheric processes that modulate
ENSO on decadal timescales;
To understand air-sea interaction in the extratropics;
Determine the oceanic processes that maintain the Pacific-Ocean
general circulation and that cause its variability;
Determine the nature and cause of Indian Ocean SST variability
on intraseasonal to interannual timescales.
To determine the processes that maintain the Kuroshio, Oyashio
and their extensions and cause their climatic variability.
To identify the processes that maintain the low-latitude western
boundary currents in the Pacific Ocean and that cause their climatic
To determine the influences of the East-Asian marginal seas
and the Indonesian Throughflow on the Asia-Pacific climate system.
Asian-Australian Monsoon System
Investigate the cause of interdecadal variations of the Asian-Australian
monsoon, dynamics and predictability of the monsoon intraseasonal
oscillation (ISO), the cause of the temporal asymmetry of the monsoon
seasonal transition, roles of atmosphere-ocean-land interactions
on interannual variability of the Asian-Australian monsoon system,
global teleconnection associated with Asian summer monsoon, seasonal
predictability of the monsoon rainfall, linkage between Asian monsoon
and North American monsoon anomalies, climate simulation of tropical
storms, and the nonlinear dynamics of ENSO.
Impacts of Global Environmental Change
Understand Regional Structure of Global Climate Change with
a Focus on the Asia-Pacific Region
Understand the Behavior of Global Climate Models when Run at
Very High Res-olution