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dc.contributor.authorPolzin, Kurt L.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-04T14:32:16Z
dc.date.available2010-11-04T14:32:16Z
dc.date.issued2008-11
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 38 (2008): 2556-2574en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/4058
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2008. 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 38 (2008): 2556-2574, doi:10.1175/2008JPO3666.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractVertical profiles of horizontal velocity obtained during the Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment (MODE) provided the first published estimates of the high vertical wavenumber structure of horizontal velocity. The data were interpreted as being representative of the background internal wave field, and thus, despite some evidence of excess downward energy propagation associated with coherent near-inertial features that was interpreted in terms of atmospheric generation, these data provided the basis for a revision to the Garrett and Munk spectral model. These data are reinterpreted through the lens of 30 years of research. Rather than representing the background wave field, atmospheric generation, or even near-inertial wave trapping, the coherent high wavenumber features are characteristic of internal wave capture in a mesoscale strain field. Wave capture represents a generalization of critical layer events for flows lacking the spatial symmetry inherent in a parallel shear flow or isolated vortex.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSalary support for this analysis was provided by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution bridge support funds.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1175/2008JPO3666.1
dc.subjectEddiesen_US
dc.subjectOcean dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectInternal wavesen_US
dc.subjectOcean variabilityen_US
dc.titleMesoscale eddy-internal wave coupling. Part I : symmetry, wave capture, and results from the Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experimenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/2008JPO3666.1


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