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dc.contributor.authorBrink, Kenneth H.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPedlosky, Joseph  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-05T15:02:52Z
dc.date.available2019-03-17T08:26:49Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-17
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 48 (2018): 2209-2219en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10621
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2018. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Physical Oceanography 48 (2018): 2209-2219, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0070.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractPublished observations of subinertial ocean current variability show that the vertical structure is often well described by a vertical mode that has a node of horizontal velocity at the bottom rather than the traditional node of vertical velocity. The theory of forced and free linear Rossby waves in a continuously stratified ocean with a sloping bottom and bottom friction is treated here to see if frictional effects can plausibly contribute to this phenomenon. For parameter values representative of the mesoscale, bottom dissipation by itself appears to be too weak to be an explanation, although caution is required because the present approach uses a linear model to address a nonlinear phenomenon. One novel outcome is the emergence of a short-wave, bottom-trapped, strongly damped mode that is present even with a flat bottom.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPartial funding for this article is provided by the National Science Foundation Physical Oceanography section through Award OCE-1433953.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-18-0070.1
dc.subjectBaroclinic flowsen_US
dc.subjectEkman pumping/transporten_US
dc.subjectRossby wavesen_US
dc.titleRossby waves with continuous stratification and bottom frictionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2019-03-17en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/JPO-D-18-0070.1


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