7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Niklas Schneider


Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8383
Fax: (808) 956-9425

E-mail: nschneid@hawaii.edu



  • Vordiplom (B.S. equivalent) 1983 - Oceanography, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany
  • Ph.D. 1992 - Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

Research Interests

  • Decadal variability
  • Tropical air-sea interaction
  • Coupled modeling

Teaching Activites

  • OCN 620- Physical Oceaongraphy
  • OCN 666- Large-Scale Air Sea Interations

Selected Publications

Di Lorenzo E., N. Schneider, K. M. Cobb, K. Chhak, P. J. S. Franks, A. J. Miller, J. C. McWilliams, S. J. Bograd, H. Arango, E. Curchister, T. M. Powell and P. Rivere, 2008: North Pacific Gyre Oscillation links ocean climate and ecosystem change. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08607, doi:10.1029/2007GL032838.

Qiu, B., N. Schneider and S. Chen, 2007: Coupled decadal variability in the North Pacific: An observationally-constrained idealized model. J. Climate, 20, 3602--3620.

Taguchi, B., S.-P. Xie, N. Schneider, M. Nonaka, H. Sasaki and Y. Sasai, 2007: Decadal Variability of the Kuroshio Extension: Observations and an eddy-resolving model hindcast. J. Climate, 20, 2357--2377.

Potemra, J. T., and N. Schneider, 2007: Interannual variations in Indonesian throughflow transport. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C05035, doi:10.1029/2006JC003808.

Potemra, J. T., and N. Schneider, 2007: Influence of low-frequency Indonesian Throughflow transport on temperatures in the Indian Ocean in a coupled model. J. Climate, 20, 1339-1352, doi:10.1175/JCLI4146.1.

Schneider, N., and B. D. Cornuelle, 2005: The forcing of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. J. Climate, 18, 4355-4373.

Schneider, N., E. Di Lorenzo and P. P. Niiler, 2005: Salinity variations in the Southern California Current. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 1421–-1436.

Di Lorenzo, E., A. J. Miller, N. Schneider and J. C. McWilliams, 2005: The warming of the California Current: Dynamics and ecosystem implications. J. Phys. Oceanogr.,, 35, 336--362.

Schneider, N. (2004) The response of tropical climate to the equatorial emergence of spiciness anomalies.  J. Climate, 17, 1083-1095.

Schneider, N., A. J. Miller and D. W. Pierce (2002) Anatomy of North Pacific decadal variability. J. Climate, 15 586-605.

Yulaeva, E., N. Schneider, D. W. Pierce and T. Barnett, 2001: Modeling of North Pacific climate variability forced by oceanic heat fluxes anomalies. J. Climate, 14 4027-4046. 

Schneider, N. and A. J. Miller (2001) Predicting western North Pacific ocean climate. J. Climate, 14 3997-4002.

Miller, A. J. and N. Schneider (2000) Interdecadal climate regime dynamics in the North Pacific Ocean: Theories, observations and ecosystem impacts. Prog. Oceanogr., 47 355-379.

Schneider, N. (2000) A decadal spiciness mode in the tropics. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27 257-260.

Schneider, N., S. Venzke, A. J. Miller, D. W. Pierce, T. P. Barnett, C. Deser and M. Latif (1999) Pacific thermocline bridge revisited. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1329-1332.

Schneider, N., A. J. Miller, M. A. Alexander and C. Deser (1999) Subduction of decadal North Pacific temperature anomalies: Observations and dynamics. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29 1056-1070.

Schneider, N. (1998) The Indonesian throughflow and the global climate system. J. Climate, 11 676-689.

Schneider, N. and T. Barnett (1997) Indonesian throughflow in a coupled general circulation model. J. Geophys. Res., 102 12,341-12,358.

Research Funding

  • E. Di Lorenzo and N. Schneider: Collaborative research: Eddy dynamics and impacts of low-frequency variations in the California Current System. National Science Foundation, March 2006-February 2009.
  • Schneider, N. and A. Timmermann: Understanding annual cycle-ENSO interactions in climate change simulations. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, August 2007 to August 2010.
  • Miller, A. J. and N. Schneider: Collaborative research: Decadal coupled ocean atmosphere interactions in the North Pacific. National Science Foundation, March 2007 to February 2010.