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  • Along-shelf current variability on the Catalan inner-shelf (NW Mediterranean) 

    Grifoll, Manel; Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L.; Espino, Manuel; Warner, John C. (American Geophysical Union, 2012-09-22)
    We examine the circulation over the inner-shelf of the Catalan Sea using observations of currents obtained from three Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (two at 24 m and one at 50 m) during March–April 2011. The along-shelf ...
  • Altimeter analysis of ocean currents 

    Singh, Sandipa; Caruso, Michael J.; Kelly, Kathryn A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-07)
    Altimeter data from satellites are being used in an ongoing effort to obtain data sets with temporal as well as global coverage. This report describes the algorithms formulated and the programs written for the use of ...
  • Altimeter processing tools for analyzing mesoscale ocean features 

    Caruso, Michael J.; Sirkes, Ziv; Flament, Pierre J.; Baker, M. K. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-09)
    Satellite altimeters provide many opportunities for oceanographers to supplement their research with a valuable new data set. The recent GEOSAT exact repeat mission is the first of several altimeter missions proposed ...
  • Analysis and interpretation of tidal currents in the coastal boundary layer 

    May, Paul Wesley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-05)
    Concern with the impact of human activities on the coastal region of the world's oceans has elicited interest in the so-called "coastal boundary layer"-that band of water adjacent to the coast where ocean currents ...
  • The analysis of tidal phenomena in narrow embayments 

    Redfield, Alfred C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1950-07)
    The tides of coastal embayments derive their energy from the ocean tides rather than from the direct action of lunar and solar gravitational forces. They are considered to be part of co-oscilating systems in which the ...
  • Anisotropic material transport by eddies and eddy-driven currents in a model of the North Atlantic 

    Kamenkovich, Igor V.; Berloff, Pavel S.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2009-12)
    This study analyzes anisotropic properties of the material transport by eddies and eddy-driven zonal jets in a general circulation model of the North Atlantic through the analysis of Lagrangian particle trajectories. ...
  • Annual, seasonal, and interannual variability of air-sea heat fluxes in the Indian Ocean 

    Yu, Lisan; Jin, Xiangze; Weller, Robert A. (American Meteorological Society, 2007-07-01)
    This study investigated the accuracy and physical representation of air–sea surface heat flux estimates for the Indian Ocean on annual, seasonal, and interannual time scales. Six heat flux products were analyzed, including ...
  • Antarctic bottom and lower circumpolar deep water circulation in the eastern Indian Ocean 

    Sloyan, Bernadette M. (American Geophysical Union, 2006-02-15)
    Net northward transport below γn > 28.1 kgm−3 (≈3200 m) into the Perth Basin of between 4.4 and 5.8 Sv is estimated from a year-long current meter mooring array between the Broken and Naturaliste Plateaus. Northward ...
  • Application and comparison of Kalman filters for coastal ocean problems : an experiment with FVCOM 

    Chen, Changsheng; Malanotte-Rizzoli, Paola; Wei, Jun; Beardsley, Robert C.; Lai, Zhigang; Xue, Pengfei; Lyu, Sangjun; Xu, Qichun; Qi, Jianhua; Cowles, Geoffrey W. (American Geophysical Union, 2009-05-13)
    Twin experiments were made to compare the reduced rank Kalman filter (RRKF), ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF), and ensemble square-root Kalman filter (EnSKF) for coastal ocean problems in three idealized regimes: a flat bottom ...
  • Application of an inverse model in the community modeling effort results 

    Zhang, Huai-Min (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-02)
    Inverse modeling activities in oceanography have recently been intensified, aided by the oncoming observational data stream of WOCE and the advance of computer power. However, interpretations of inverse model results ...
  • Arabian Sea mixed layer deepening during the monsoon : observations and dynamics 

    Fischer, Albert S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-09)
    The unusual twice-yearly cycle of mixed layer deepening and cooling driven by the monsoon is analyzed using a recently collected (1994-95) dataset of concurrent local air-sea fluxes and upper ocean dynamics from the ...
  • Arabian Sea mixed layer dynamics experiment : mooring deployment cruise report R/V Thomas Thompson cruise number 40, 11 October-25 October 1994 

    Trask, Richard P.; Way, Bryan S.; Ostrom, William M.; Allsup, Geoffrey P.; Weller, Robert A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-01)
    An array of surface and subsurface moorings were deployed in the Arabian Sea to provide high quality time series of local forcing and upper ocean currents, temperature, and conductivity in order to investigate the dynamics ...
  • Arabian Sea mixed layer dynamics experiment : mooring deployment cruise report R/V Thomas Thompson cruise number 46, 14 April-29 April 1995 

    Trask, Richard P.; Weller, Robert A.; Ostrom, William M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-07)
    This report describes in a general manner the work that took place during the R/V Thomas Thompson cruise number 46 which was the mooring turnaround cruise for the moored array program. A detailed description of the WHOI ...
  • Arabian Sea mixed layer dynamics experiment data report 

    Baumgartner, Mark F.; Brink, Nancy J.; Ostrom, William M.; Trask, Richard P.; Weller, Robert A.; Dickey, Thomas D.; Marra, John (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-07)
    The Arabian Sea is characterized by strong, large-scale atmospheric forcing during the summer (southwest) and winter (northeast) monsoons. To investigate air-sea interactions related to this unique surface forcing, a ...
  • Arabian Sea mixed layer dynamics experiment mooring recovery cruise report : R/V Thomas Thompson Cruise Number 52, 14 October-25 October 1995 

    Ostrom, William M.; Way, Bryan S.; Weller, Robert A.; Ware, Jonathan D.; Trask, Richard P. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
    An array of surface and subsurface moorings was deployed in the Arabian Sea to provide high quality time series of local forcing and upper ocean currents, temperature, and conductivity in order to investigate the dynamics ...
  • The Arctic and subarctic Ocean flux of potential vorticity and the Arctic Ocean circulation 

    Yang, Jiayan (American Meteorological Society, 2005-12)
    According to observations, the Arctic Ocean circulation beneath a shallow thermocline can be schematized by cyclonic rim currents along shelves and over ridges. In each deep basin, the circulation is also believed to be ...
  • Arctic decadal variability : an auto-oscillatory system of heat and fresh water exchange 

    Dukhovskoy, Dmitry S.; Johnson, Mark A.; Proshutinsky, Andrey (American Geophysical Union, 2004-02-05)
    This paper presents a mechanism of decadal variability in the Artic Ocean–GIN Sea (Greenland, Iceland and Norwegian Seas) atmosphere-ice-ocean system. We hypothesize that Arctic variability is regulated by heat and freshwater ...
  • Arctic decadal variability from an idealized atmosphere-ice-ocean model : 2. Simulation of decadal oscillations 

    Dukhovskoy, Dmitry S.; Johnson, Mark; Proshutinsky, Andrey (2006-06-20)
    A simple model of the Arctic Ocean and Greenland Sea, coupled to a thermodynamic sea ice model and an atmospheric model, has been used to study decadal variability of the Arctic ice-ocean-atmosphere climate system. The ...
  • Arctic decadal variability from an idealized atmosphere-ice-ocean model: 1. Model description, calibration, and validation 

    Dukhovskoy, Dmitry S.; Johnson, Mark; Proshutinsky, Andrey (American Geophysical Union, 2006-06-20)
    This paper describes a simple “multibox” model of the Arctic atmosphere-ice-ocean system. The model consists of two major modules (an Arctic module and a Greenland Sea module) and several sub-modules. The Arctic module ...
  • The Arctic freshwater system : changes and impacts 

    White, Daniel; Hinzman, Larry; Alessa, Lilian; Cassano, John; Chambers, Molly; Falkner, Kelly; Francis, Jennifer; Gutowski, William J.; Holland, Marika M.; Holmes, Robert M.; Huntington, Henry; Kane, Douglas; Kliskey, Andrew; Lee, Craig M.; McClelland, James W.; Peterson, Bruce J.; Rupp, T. Scott; Straneo, Fiamma; Steele, Michael; Woodgate, Rebecca; Yang, Daqing; Yoshikawa, Kenji; Zhang, Tingjun (American Geophysical Union, 2007-11-20)
    Dramatic changes have been observed in the Arctic over the last century. Many of these involve the storage and cycling of fresh water. On land, precipitation and river discharge, lake abundance and size, glacier area and ...