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Fig. 1. General circulation in the Subarctic North Pacific showing the Alaska Gyre and Western Subarctic Gyre. Double arrows are intense boundary currents. The Subarctic Boundary separates the subarctic Pacific region to the north from the subtropical Pacific region to the south. Reprinted from Prog. Oceanogr., 43, Harrison et al., Comparison of factors controlling phytoplankton productivity in the NE and NW subarctic Pacific Gyres, 205–234, © 1999, with permission from Elsevier.

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