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  • Eddies and friction : removal of vorticity from the wind-driven gyre 

    Fox-Kemper, Baylor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-06)
    Inertial terms dominate the single-gyre ocean model and prevent western-intensification when the viscosity is small. This occurs long before the oceanically-appropriate parameter range. It is demonstrated here that the ...