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Figure 3. Surface atmospheric pressure, winter and summer, from Huyer (1983) compared to seasonal changes in northeast Pacific surface currents (Defense Mapping Agency, 1989). Surface winds will approximately parallel atmospheric pressure gradients. Note that seasonal variation in current patterns is driven by northeastern Pacific winds. Note also how the high and low pressure associated with the Asian monsoon helps to strengthen northeastern Pacific wind patterns in both summer and winter.

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