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Production and destruction of eddy kinetic energy in forced submesoscale eddy-resolving simulations
We study the production and dissipation of the eddy kinetic energy (EKE) in a submesoscale eddy field forced with downfront winds using the Process Study Ocean Model (PSOM) with a horizontal grid resolution of 0.5 km. We ...
Models and simulations of tracer dispersal by mid-ocean mesoscale eddies
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-05)
Haidvogel and Keffer (1984) have examined the stirring and mixing of a passive tracer in a turbulent mesoscale eddy field for environmental parameters characteristic of a homogeneous mid-ocean region. This study utilized ...
Evolution of the eddy field in the Arctic Ocean's Canada Basin, 2005–2015
(John Wiley & Sons, 2016-08-03)
The eddy field across the Arctic Ocean's Canada Basin is analyzed using Ice-Tethered Profiler (ITP) and moored measurements of temperature, salinity, and velocity spanning 2005 to 2015. ITPs encountered 243 eddies, 98% of ...
Evolution of the Irminger Current anticyclones in the Labrador Sea from hydrographic data
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006-06)
The continuous supply of heat and fresh water from the boundaries to the interior of the Labrador Sea plays an important role for the dynamics of the region and in particular, for the Labrador Sea Water formation. Thus, ...
The occurrence, drivers, and implications of submesoscale eddies on the Martha’s Vineyard Inner Shelf
(American Meteorological Society, 2016-08-19)
The occurrence, drivers, and implications of small-scale O(2–5) km diameter coherent vortices, referred to as submesoscale eddies, over the inner shelf south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, are examined using ...
Correction to “Decadal analysis of hydrography and in situ nutrient budgets in the western and eastern North Atlantic subtropical gyre”
(American Geophysical Union, 2008-03-07)
Formation of intrathermocline lenses by eddy–wind interaction
(American Meteorological Society, 2015-02)
Mesoscale intrathermocline lenses are observed throughout the World Ocean and are commonly attributed to water mass anomalies advected from a distant origin. An alternative mechanism of local generation is offered herein, ...
Representation of eddies in climate models by a potential vorticity flux
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-02)
This thesis addresses the parameterization of the heat and momentum transporting properties of eddy motions for use in three-dimensional, primitive equation, z-coordinate atmosphere and ocean models. Determining the ...
A model of a Mediterranean salt lens in external shear
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04)
A pair of simple models representing the interaction of a continuously stratified f-plane quasigeostrophic lens with a uniform external shear flow is examined. The study is motivated by the desire to understand the ...
When an eddy encounters shelf-slope topography
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2016-09)
Eddies in the ocean move westwards. Those shed by western boundary currents must then interact with continental shelf-slope topography at the western boundary. The presence of other eddies and mean lows complicates this ...