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  • Direct breaking of the internal tide near topography : Kaena Ridge, Hawaii 

    Klymak, Jody M.; Pinkel, Robert; Rainville, Luc (American Meteorological Society, 2008-02)
    Barotropic to baroclinic conversion and attendant phenomena were recently examined at the Kaena Ridge as an aspect of the Hawaii Ocean Mixing Experiment. Two distinct mixing processes appear to be at work in the waters ...
  • Diurnal and semidiurnal internal tide energy flux at a continental slope in the South China Sea 

    Duda, Timothy F.; Rainville, Luc (American Geophysical Union, 2008-03-25)
    Barotropic (surface) and baroclinic (internal) tides were measured at four mooring sites during a field investigation of acoustic propagation characteristics and physical oceanography in the northern South China Sea. The ...
  • Dynamics in the deep Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean, inferred by thermistor chain time series 

    Timmermans, Mary-Louise; Melling, H.; Rainville, Luc (American Meteorological Society, 2007-04)
    A 50-day time series of high-resolution temperature in the deepest layers of the Canada Basin in the Arctic Ocean indicates that the deep Canada Basin is a dynamically active environment, not the quiet, stable basin often ...
  • Formation and erosion of the seasonal thermocline in the Kuroshio Extension Recirculation Gyre 

    Cronin, Meghan F.; Bond, Nicholas A.; Farrar, J. Thomas; Ichikawa, Hiroshi; Jayne, Steven R.; Kawai, Yoshimi; Konda, Masanori; Qiu, Bo; Rainville, Luc; Tomita, Hiroyuki (Elsevier Ltd., 2012-07-21)
    Data from the Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO) surface mooring are used to analyze the balance of processes affecting the upper ocean heat content and surface mixed layer temperature variations in the Recirculation ...
  • The formation and fate of internal waves in the South China Sea 

    Alford, Matthew H.; Peacock, Thomas; MacKinnon, Jennifer A.; Nash, Jonathan D.; Buijsman, Maarten C.; Centurioni, Luca R.; Chao, Shenn-Yu; Chang, Ming-Huei; Farmer, David M.; Fringer, Oliver B.; Fu, Ke-Hsien; Gallacher, Patrick C.; Graber, Hans C.; Helfrich, Karl R.; Jachec, Steven M.; Jackson, Christopher R.; Klymak, Jody M.; Ko, Dong S.; Jan, Sen; Johnston, T. M. Shaun; Legg, Sonya; Lee, I-Huan; Lien, Ren-Chieh; Mercier, Matthieu J.; Moum, James N.; Musgrave, Ruth; Park, Jae-Hun; Pickering, Andrew I.; Pinkel, Robert; Rainville, Luc; Ramp, Steven R.; Rudnick, Daniel L.; Sarkar, Sutanu; Scotti, Alberto; Simmons, Harper L.; St Laurent, Louis C.; Venayagamoorthy, Subhas K.; Wang, Yu-Huai; Wang, Joe; Yang, Yiing J.; Paluszkiewicz, Theresa; Tang, Tswen Yung (2015-03)
    Internal gravity waves, the subsurface analogue of the familiar surface gravity waves that break on beaches, are ubiquitous in the ocean. Because of their strong vertical and horizontal currents, and the turbulent mixing ...
  • Formation of Subtropical Mode Water in a high-resolution ocean simulation of the Kuroshio Extension region 

    Rainville, Luc; Jayne, Steven R.; McClean, Julie L.; Maltrud, Mathew E. (2007-03-09)
    A high-resolution numerical model is used to examine the formation and variability of the North Pacific Subtropical ModeWater (STMW) over a 3-year period. The STMW distribution is found to be highly variable in both space ...
  • From salty to fresh—salinity processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study-2 (SPURS-2) : diagnosing the physics of a rainfall-dominated salinity minimum 

    Schmitt, Raymond W.; Asher, William; Bingham, Frederick; Carton, James A.; Centurioni, Luca; Farrar, J. Thomas; Gordon, Arnold L.; Hodges, Benjamin A.; Jessup, Andrew T.; Kessler, William S.; Rainville, Luc; Shcherbina, Andrey Y. (The Oceanography Society, 2015-03)
    One of the notable features of the global ocean is that the salinity of the North Atlantic is about 1 psu higher than that of the North Pacific. This contrast is thought to be due to one of the large asymmetries in the ...
  • The Kuroshio Extension and its recirculation gyres 

    Jayne, Steven R.; Hogg, Nelson G.; Waterman, Stephanie N.; Rainville, Luc; Donohue, Kathleen A.; Watts, D. Randolph; Tracey, Karen L.; McClean, Julie L.; Maltrud, Mathew E.; Qiu, Bo; Chen, Shuiming; Hacker, Peter (2009-07-01)
    This paper reports on the strength and structure of the Kuroshio Extension and its recirculation gyres. In the time average, quasi-permanent recirculation gyres are found to the north and south of the Kuroshio Extension ...
  • Mixing across the Arctic Ocean : microstructure observations during the Beringia 2005 Expedition 

    Rainville, Luc; Winsor, Peter (American Geophysical Union, 2008-04-30)
    Turbulent-scale temperature and conductivity were measured during the pan-arctic Beringia 2005 Expedition. The rates of dissipation of thermal variance and diapycnal diffusivities are calculated along a section from Alaska ...
  • Moored observations of bottom-intensified motions in the deep Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean 

    Timmermans, Mary-Louise; Rainville, Luc; Thomas, Leif N.; Proshutinsky, Andrey (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2010-05-01)
    In the deep Canada Basin, below the sill depth (about 2400 m) of the Alpha-Mendeleyev Ridge, potential temperature and salinity first increase with depth, then remain uniform from about 2600 m to the bottom (approximately ...
  • Near-inertial internal wave field in the Canada Basin from ice-tethered profilers 

    Dosser, Hayley V.; Rainville, Luc; Toole, John M. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-02)
    Salinity and temperature profiles from drifting ice-tethered profilers in the Beaufort gyre region of the Canada Basin are used to characterize and quantify the regional near-inertial internal wave field over one year. ...
  • Observations of the cold wake of Typhoon Fanapi (2010) 

    Mrvaljevic, Rosalinda K.; Black, Peter G.; Centurioni, Luca R.; Chang, Ya-Ting; D'Asaro, Eric A.; Jayne, Steven R.; Lee, Craig M.; Lien, Ren-Chieh; Lin, I.-I.; Morzel, Jan; Niiler, Pearn P.; Rainville, Luc; Sanford, Thomas B. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-01-19)
    Several tens of thousands of temperature profiles are used to investigate the thermal evolution of the cold wake of Typhoon Fanapi, 2010. Typhoon Fanapi formed a cold wake in the Western North Pacific Ocean on 18 September ...
  • Salinity and temperature balances at the SPURS central mooring during fall and winter 

    Farrar, J. Thomas; Rainville, Luc; Plueddemann, Albert J.; Kessler, William S.; Lee, Craig M.; Hodges, Benjamin A.; Schmitt, Raymond W.; Edson, James B.; Riser, Stephen C.; Eriksen, Charles C.; Fratantoni, David M. (The Oceanography Society, 2015-03)
    One part of the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study (SPURS) field campaign focused on understanding the physical processes affecting the evolution of upper-ocean salinity in the region of climatological ...
  • Typhoon-ocean interaction in the western North Pacific : Part 1 

    D'Asaro, Eric A.; Black, Peter G.; Centurioni, Luca R.; Harr, Patrick; Jayne, Steven R.; Lin, I.-I.; Lee, Craig M.; Morzel, Jan; Mrvaljevic, Rosalinda K.; Niiler, Pearn P.; Rainville, Luc; Sanford, Thomas B.; Tang, Tswen Yung (The Oceanography Society, 2011-12)
    The application of new technologies has allowed oceanographers and meteorologists to study the ocean beneath typhoons in detail. Recent studies in the western Pacific Ocean reveal new insights into the influence of the ...
  • Variations of the North Pacific Subtropical Mode Water from direct observations 

    Rainville, Luc; Jayne, Steven R.; Cronin, Meghan F. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-04-15)
    Mooring measurements from the Kuroshio Extension System Study (June 2004–June 2006) and from the ongoing Kuroshio Extension Observatory (June 2004–present) are combined with float measurements of the Argo network to study ...