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dc.contributor.authorPolzin, Kurt L.
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-19T15:46:07Z
dc.date.available2010-10-19T15:46:07Z
dc.date.issued2010-04
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 40 (2010): 789-801en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/3955
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2010. 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 40 (2010): 789-801, doi:10.1175/2009JPO4039.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe issue of internal wave–mesoscale eddy interactions is revisited. Previous observational work identified the mesoscale eddy field as a possible source of internal wave energy. Characterization of the coupling as a viscous process provides a smaller horizontal transfer coefficient than previously obtained, with vh 50 m2 s−1 in contrast to νh 200–400 m2 s−1, and a vertical transfer coefficient bounded away from zero, with νυ + (f2/N2)Kh 2.5 ± 0.3 × 10−3 m2 s−1 in contrast to νυ + (f2/N2)Kh = 0 ± 2 × 10−2 m2 s−1. Current meter data from the Local Dynamics Experiment of the PolyMode field program indicate mesoscale eddy–internal wave coupling through horizontal interactions (i) is a significant sink of eddy energy and (ii) plays an O(1) role in the energy budget of the internal wave field.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1175/2009JPO4039.1
dc.subjectEddiesen_US
dc.subjectInternal wavesen_US
dc.subjectMesoscale processesen_US
dc.titleMesoscale eddy–internal wave coupling. Part II : energetics and results from PolyModeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/2009JPO4039.1


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