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  • A new mechanism for the generation of quasi-zonal jets in the ocean 

    Wang, Jinbo; Spall, Michael A.; Flierl, Glenn R.; Malanotte-Rizzoli, Paola (American Geophysical Union, 2012-05-16)
    A simple barotropic quasi-geostrophic model is used to demonstrate that instabilities radiated from an unstable eastern boundary current can generate zonal striations in the ocean interior with realistic wavelengths and ...