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dc.contributor.authorWang, Jinbo  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSpall, Michael A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFlierl, Glenn R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMalanotte-Rizzoli, Paola  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-12T19:37:37Z
dc.date.available2014-10-22T08:57:24Z
dc.date.issued2012-05-16
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters 39 (2012): L10601en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/5224
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2012. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Geophysical Research Letters 39 (2012): L10601, doi:10.1029/2012GL051861.en_US
dc.description.abstractA 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 amplitudes. Nonlinear transfer of energy from the more unstable trapped modes is important for radiating modes to overcome friction. The dynamics shown here are generic enough to point to the eastern boundary current as a likely source of the observed striations extending from oceanic eastern boundaries.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipY-S Fellowship when this study was done, and by NASA grant NNX12AD47G when this paper was prepared. M. Spall is supported by grant OCE-0926656. G. Flierl is supported by grant OCE-0752346.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2012GL051861
dc.subjectRossby wavesen_US
dc.subjectBarotropic instabilityen_US
dc.subjectEastern boundary currentsen_US
dc.subjectRadiating instabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectZonal jetsen_US
dc.subjectZonal striationsen_US
dc.titleA new mechanism for the generation of quasi-zonal jets in the oceanen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2012-11-16en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2012GL051861


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