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  • Resonant and near-resonant internal wave interactions 

    Lvov, Yuri V.; Polzin, Kurt L.; Yokoyama, Naoto (American Meteorological Society, 2012-05)
    The spectral energy density of the internal waves in the open ocean is considered. The Garrett and Munk spectrum and the resonant kinetic equation are used as the main tools of the study. Evaluations of a resonant kinetic ...
  • Response and impact of equatorial ocean dynamics and tropical instability waves in the tropical Atlantic under global warming : a regional coupled downscaling study 

    Seo, Hyodae; Xie, Shang-Ping (American Geophysical Union, 2011-03-25)
    A regional coupled model is used for a dynamic downscaling over the tropical Atlantic based on a global warming simulation carried out with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory CM2.1. The regional coupled model features ...
  • Response of a climate model to tidal mixing parameterization under present day and last glacial maximum conditions 

    Montenegro, Álvaro; Eby, Michael; Weaver, Andrew J.; Jayne, Steven R. (2007-06-27)
    Experiments with a climate model were conducted under present day and last glacial maximum conditions in order to examine the model’s response to a vertical mixing scheme based on internal tide energy dissipation. The ...
  • The response of a weakly stratified layer to buoyancy forcing 

    Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2009-04)
    The response of a weakly stratified layer of fluid to a surface cooling distribution is investigated with linear theory in an attempt to clarify recent numerical results concerning the sinking of cooled water in polar ocean ...
  • The response of the Red Sea to a strong wind jet near the Tokar Gap in summer 

    Zhai, Ping (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-09)
    Remote sensing and in situ observations are used to investigate the ocean response to the Tokar Wind Jet in the Red Sea. The wind jet blows down the pressure gradient through the Tokar Gap on the Sudanese coast, at about ...
  • The response of the Red Sea to a strong wind jet near the Tokar Gap in summer 

    Zhai, Ping; Bower, Amy S. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-01-31)
    Remote sensing and in situ observations are used to investigate the ocean response to the Tokar Wind Jet in the Red Sea. The wind jet blows down the atmospheric pressure gradient through the Tokar Gap on the Sudanese coast, ...
  • Response to a steady poleward outflow. Part I : the linear, quasigeostrophic problem 

    Durland, Theodore S.; Pedlosky, Joseph; Spall, Michael A. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-07)
    The response of a zonal channel to a uniform, switched-on but subsequently steady poleward outflow is presented. An eastward coastal current with a Kelvin wave’s cross-shore structure is found to be generated instantly ...
  • Response to a steady poleward outflow. Part II : oscillations and eddies 

    Durland, Theodore S.; Spall, Michael A.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2009-07)
    A conceptually simple model is presented for predicting the amplitude and periodicity of eddies generated by a steady poleward outflow in a 1½-layer β-plane formulation. The prediction model is rooted in linear quasigeostrophic ...
  • Results of an oxygen/salinity comparison cruise on the R/V Vernadsky : June 27 to July 8, 1991 

    Joyce, Terrence M.; Bacon, Sheldon; Kalashnikov, Pave; Romanov, Alexander; Stalcup, Marvel C.; Zaburdaev, Vladimir (WOCE Hydrographic Programme Offce, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-07)
    This report summarizes the work, under the auspices of the WOCE Hydrographic Programme (WHP), which took place on the R/V Akademik Vernadsky in June-July 1991. The goal of the exercise was an international comparison/training ...
  • Retention time and dispersion associated with submerged aquatic canopies 

    Nepf, Heidi M.; Ghisalberti, M.; White, Brian L.; Murphy, E. (American Geophysical Union, 2007-04-18)
    The shear layer at the top of a submerged canopy generates coherent vortices that control exchange between the canopy and the overflowing water. Unlike free shear layers, the vortices in a canopy shear layer do not grow ...
  • Retrieving density and velocity fields of the ocean's interior from surface data 

    Liu, Lei; Peng, Shiqiu; Wang, Jinbo; Huang, Rui Xin (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-12-12)
    Using the “interior + surface quasigeostrophic” (isQG) method, the density and horizontal velocity fields of the ocean's interior can be retrieved from surface data. This method was applied to the Simple Ocean Data ...
  • Review of the physical oceanography of Massachusetts Bay 

    Bumpus, Dean F. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1974-02)
    This report responds to an invitation of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Center in which the author was asked to report on the present knowledge of oceanography of Massachusetts Bay and vicinity. ...
  • Revised circulation scheme North of the Denmark Strait 

    Våge, Kjetil; Pickart, Robert S.; Spall, Michael A.; Moore, G. W. K.; Valdimarsson, Heoinn; Torres, Daniel J.; Erofeeva, Svetlana Y.; Nilsen, Jan Even Ø. (2013-04-26)
    The circulation and water mass transports north of the Denmark Strait are investigated using recently collected and historical in-situ data along with an idealized numerical model and atmospheric reanalysis fields. Emphasis ...
  • Ridge waves 

    Harrington, Stephanie A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-06)
    Second-class wave propagation along mid-ocean ridges is investigated in an effort to explain subinertial peaks found in the velocity spectra over the Juan de Fuca Ridge (JdFR, 4 days) and the Iceland-Faeroe Ridge (IFR, ...
  • A river of salt 

    Schmitt, Raymond W.; Blair, Austen (The Oceanography Society, 2015-03)
    Terrestrial rivers are a well-known part of the global water cycle, and there has been recent discussion of “atmospheric rivers” that transport vast quantities of moisture from the tropical ocean to mid-latitudes in transient ...
  • The role of air-sea fluxes in Subantarctic Mode Water formation 

    Holte, James W.; Talley, Lynne D.; Chereskin, Teresa K.; Sloyan, Bernadette M. (American Geophysical Union, 2012-03-29)
    Two hydrographic surveys and a one-dimensional mixed layer model are used to assess the role of air-sea fluxes in forming deep Subantarctic Mode Water (SAMW) mixed layers in the southeast Pacific Ocean. Forty-two SAMW mixed ...
  • The role of diurnal cycle in subduction/obduction 

    Liu, Ling Ling; Huang, Rui Xin; Wang, Fan (2010-06-09)
    The annual subduction/obduction rate can be calculated in Lagrangian and Eulerian coordinates. In previous studies such calculations were primarily focused on the case with the seasonal cycle only. By extending these ...
  • Role of eddy forcing in the dynamics of multiple zonal jets in a model of the North Atlantic 

    Kamenkovich, Igor V.; Berloff, Pavel S.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2009-06)
    Multiple zonal jets are observed in satellite data–based estimates of oceanic velocities, float measurements, and high-resolution numerical simulations of the ocean circulation. This study makes a step toward understanding ...
  • Role of gyration in the oceanic general circulation : Atlantic Ocean 

    Jiang, Hua; Huang, Rui Xin; Wang, Hui (American Geophysical Union, 2008-03-14)
    Wind-driven gyres transport volume and heat in the meridional direction, which is an important component of the climate system. The contribution of wind-driven gyres to both poleward volume and heat fluxes can be clearly ...
  • Role of net surface heat flux in seasonal variations of sea surface temperature in the tropical Atlantic Ocean 

    Yu, Lisan; Jin, Xiangze; Weller, Robert A. (American Meteorological Society, 2006-12-01)
    The present study used a new net surface heat flux (Qnet) product obtained from the Objective Analyzed Air–Sea Fluxes (OAFlux) project and the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) to examine two specific ...