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    • Large scale oceanic circulation and fluxes of freshwater, heat, nutrients and oxygen 

      Ganachaud, Alexandre S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-12)
      A new, global inversion is used to estimate the large scale oceanic circulation based on the World Ocean Circulation Experiment and Java Australia Dynamic Experiment hydrographic data. A linear inverse "box" model is ...
    • A large-amplitude meander of the shelfbreak front during summer south of New England : observations from the Shelfbreak PRIMER experiment 

      Gawarkiewicz, Glen G.; Brink, Kenneth H.; Bahr, Frank B.; Beardsley, Robert C.; Caruso, Michael J.; Lynch, James F.; Chiu, Ching-Sang (American Geophysical Union, 2004-03-04)
      In order to examine spatial and temporal variability of the shelfbreak front during peak stratification, repeated surveys using a towed undulating vehicle (SeaSoar) are used to describe the evolution of shelfbreak frontal ...
    • Large-scale alignment of oceanic nitrate and density 

      Omand, Melissa M.; Mahadevan, Amala (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-10-15)
      By analyzing global data, we find that over large scales, surfaces of constant nitrate are often better aligned with isopycnals than with isobars, particularly below the euphotic zone. This is unexplained by the movement ...
    • Large-scale, realistic laboratory modeling of M2 internal tide generation at the Luzon Strait 

      Mercier, Matthieu J.; Gostiaux, Louis; Helfrich, Karl R.; Sommeria, Joel; Viboud, Samuel; Didelle, Henri; Ghaemsaidi, Sasan J.; Dauxois, Thierry; Peacock, Thomas (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-11-04)
      The complex double-ridge system in the Luzon Strait in the South China Sea (SCS) is one of the strongest sources of internal tides in the oceans, associated with which are some of the largest amplitude internal solitary ...
    • Laser vision : lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science 

      Harpold, A. A.; Marshall, J. A.; Lyon, S. W.; Barnhart, T. B.; Fisher, B. A.; Donovan, M.; Brubaker, K. M.; Crosby, C. J.; Glenn, N. F.; Glennie, C. L.; Kirchner, P. B.; Lam, N.; Mankoff, Kenneth D.; McCreight, J. L.; Molotch, N. P.; Musselman, K. N.; Pelletier, J.; Russo, T.; Sangireddy, H.; Sjooberg, Y.; Swetnam, T.; West, N. (Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, 2015-06-22)
      Observation and quantification of the Earth's surface is undergoing a revolutionary change due to the increased spatial resolution and extent afforded by light detection and ranging (lidar) technology. As a consequence, ...
    • Lateral coupling in baroclinically unstable flows 

      Spall, Michael A.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2008-06)
      A two-layer quasigeostrophic model in a channel is used to study the influence of lateral displacements of regions of different sign mean potential vorticity gradient (Πy) on the growth rate and structure of linearly ...
    • Lateral organic carbon supply to the deep Canada Basin 

      Hwang, Jeomshik; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Krishfield, Richard A.; Manganini, Steven J.; Honjo, Susumu (American Geophysical Union, 2008-06-12)
      Understanding the processes driving the carbon cycle in the Arctic Ocean is important for assessing the impacts of the predicted rapid and amplified climate change in this region. We analyzed settling particle samples ...
    • The LatMix summer campaign : submesoscale stirring in the upper ocean 

      Shcherbina, Andrey Y.; Sundermeyer, Miles A.; Kunze, Eric; D’Asaro, Eric; Badin, Gualtiero; Birch, Daniel; Brunner-Suzuki, Anne-Marie E. G.; Callies, Joern; Cervantes, Brandy T. Kuebel; Claret, Mariona; Concannon, Brian; Early, Jeffrey; Ferrari, Raffaele; Goodman, Louis; Harcourt, Ramsey R.; Klymak, Jody M.; Lee, Craig M.; Lelong, M.-Pascale; Levine, Murray D.; Lien, Ren-Chieh; Mahadevan, Amala; McWilliams, James C.; Molemaker, M. Jeroen; Mukherjee, Sonaljit; Nash, Jonathan D.; Ozgokmen, Tamay M.; Pierce, Stephen D.; Ramachandran, Sanjiv; Samelson, Roger M.; Sanford, Thomas B.; Shearman, R. Kipp; Skyllingstad, Eric D.; Smith, K. Shafer; Tandon, Amit; Taylor, John R.; Terray, Eugene A.; Thomas, Leif N.; Ledwell, James R. (American Meteorological Society, 2015-08)
      Lateral stirring is a basic oceanographic phenomenon affecting the distribution of physical, chemical, and biological fields. Eddy stirring at scales on the order of 100 km (the mesoscale) is fairly well understood and ...
    • Length scale of the finite-amplitude meanders of shelfbreak fronts 

      Zhang, Weifeng G.; Gawarkiewicz, Glen G. (American Meteorological Society, 2015-10)
      Through combining analytical arguments and numerical models, this study investigates the finite-amplitude meanders of shelfbreak fronts characterized by sloping isopycnals outcropping at both the surface and the shelfbreak ...
    • The life and work of Nick Fofonoff 

      McDougall, T. J.; Schmitt, Raymond W.; Veronis, George; Webster, F. (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2005-01)
    • Linear and nonlinear Rossby waves in basins both with and without a thin meridional barrier 

      Atherton, Juli (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002-02)
      The linear and nonlinear Rossby wave solutions are examined in homogeneous square basins on the ß-plane both with and without a thin meridional barrier In the presence of the meridional barrier the basin is almost ...
    • Linear and nonlinear stratified spindown over sloping topography 

      Benthuysen, Jessica A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-06)
      In a stratified rotating fluid, frictionally driven circulations couple with the buoyancy field over sloping topography. Analytical and numerical methods are used to quantify the impact of this coupling on the vertical ...
    • 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 ...
    • Linear stability analysis for monami in a submerged seagrass bed 

      Singh, Ravi; Bandi, M. M.; Mahadevan, Amala; Mandre, Shreyas (Cambridge University Press, 2015-11-24)
      The onset of monami – the synchronous waving of seagrass beds driven by a steady flow – is modelled as a linear instability of the flow. Unlike previous works, our model considers the drag exerted by the grass in establishing ...
    • Liquid freshwater transport and Polar Surface Water characteristics in the East Greenland Current during the AO-02 Oden expedition 

      Nilsson, Johan; Bjork, Goran; Rudels, Bert; Winsor, Peter; Torres, Daniel J. (2008-01-09)
      Dynamical features of the East Greenland Current (EGC) are synthesized from a survey conducted by the Swedish icebreaker Oden during the International Arctic Ocean - 02 expedition (AO-02) in May 2002 with emphasis on the ...
    • Local and equatorial forcing of seasonal variations of the North Equatorial Countercurrent in the Atlantic Ocean 

      Yang, Jiayan; Joyce, Terrence M. (American Meteorological Society, 2006-02)
      The seasonal variation of the North Equatorial Countercurrent (NECC) in the tropical Atlantic Ocean is investigated by using a linear, one-layer reduced-gravity ocean model and by analyzing sea surface height (SSH) data ...
    • Local and remote wind stress forcing of the seasonal variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) transport at 26.5°N 

      Yang, Jiayan (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-04-02)
      The transport of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) varies considerably on the seasonal time scale at 26.5°N, according to observations made at the RAPID-MOCHA array. Previous studies indicate that the ...
    • Long distance passive localization of vocalizing sei whales using an acoustic normal mode approach 

      Newhall, Arthur E.; Lin, Ying-Tsong; Lynch, James F.; Baumgartner, Mark F.; Gawarkiewicz, Glen G. (Acoustical Society of America, 2012-02)
      During a 2 day period in mid-September 2006, more than 200, unconfirmed but identifiable, sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) calls were collected as incidental data during a multidisciplinary oceanography and acoustics ...
    • Long nonlinear internal waves 

      Helfrich, Karl R.; Melville, W. Kendall (Annual Reviews, 2006-01)
      Over the past four decades, the combination of in situ and remote sensing observations has demonstrated that long nonlinear internal solitary-like waves are ubiquitous features of coastal oceans. The following provides an ...
    • Long time series measurements in the coastal ocean : a workshop 

      Vincent, C. L.; Royer, T. C.; Brink, Kenneth H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-11)
      Existing long time series efforts can be readily augmented by addition of existing sensors, enhancing their scope and impact. Significant benefits would result from multidisciplinary measurements to document long-term ...