I'm curious, in the sloshing model introduced in the Introduction of a "Sloshing Model for ENSO", has there been, perhaps separately because of lack of space in the primary paper, been an attempt to reconcile the sloshing model with the flow dynamics and circulation of the stratified Pacific? The core principle of oceanography is stratification, due to salinity differences and differences in available potential energy, as well as limited compressibility of water in contrast to atmosphere. This stratification does not get disrupted without a commensurate input of energy, and this is believed (and calculated!) to be the reason for the long term overturning circulation in oceans. Accordingly, it seems that a sloshing model needs to rectify itself against those facts, and I'm hoping it's been done, just not written up.