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  • Baroclinic instability of a meridionally varying basic state 

    Meacham, Stephen P. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-06)
    Several problems are addressed herein. They are loosely connected by the theme of resonant triad interactions. The main topic is the finite amplitude evolution of weakly unstable, linear eigenmodes in a meridionally ...
  • Generation of mid-ocean eddies : the local baroclinic instability hypothesis 

    Arbic, Brian K. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-08)
    The plausibility of local baroclinic instability as a generation mechanism for midocean mesoscale eddies is examined with a two-layer, quasi-geostrophic (QG) model forced by an imposed, horizontally homogeneous, vertically ...
  • Linear normal mode analysis of baroclinic instability in a meridional channel 

    Walker, Alison (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2001-03)
    Numerical solutions of the unstable, growing modes are found for the two-layer inviscid quasigeostrophic equations in a meridional channel. A steady mean flow in the N-S direction is imposed in the upper layer, and it ...
  • Summer study program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics : baroclinic instability and ocean fronts 

    Stern, Melvin E.; Mellor, Florence K. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1983-11)
    "Baroclinic instability as the largest scale of motion participating in the cross frontal oceanic transport process" was the theme of the 25th summer program at G.F.D. Killworth (Cambridge University) reviewed ...