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  • Riemenschneider, Ulrike; Sheremet, Vitalii A. (Cambridge University Press, 2006-09-15)
    Motivated by work on tilted convection (Sheremet, J. Fluid Mech., vol. 506, 2004, p. 217), a set of experiments is presented here using the same set-up of a tilted tank attached to a rotating centrifuge with a 2.5 m arm. ...
  • Poulin, Francis J.; Flierl, Glenn R.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2010-08)
    Motivated by the fact that time-dependent currents are ubiquitous in the ocean, this work studies the two-layer Phillips model on the beta plane with baroclinic shear flows that are steady, periodic, or aperiodic in time ...
  • Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2010-05)
    A quasigeostrophic, two-layer model is used to study the baroclinic circulation around a thin, meridionally elongated island. The flow is driven by either buoyancy forcing or wind stress, each of whose structure would ...
  • Meacham, Stephen P. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-06)
    Several problems are addressed herein. They are loosely connected by the theme of resonant triad interactions. The main topic is the finite amplitude evolution of weakly unstable, linear eigenmodes in a meridionally ...
  • Pedlosky, Joseph; Thomson, James M. (Cambridge University Press, 2003-08-19)
    The baroclinic instability of a zonal current on the beta-plane is studied in the context of the two-layer model when the shear of the basic current is a periodic function of time. The basic shear is contained in a zonal ...
  • LaCasce, Joseph H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
    Nonlinear quasigeostrophic flows in two layers over a topographic slope are considered. The evolution depends on the size of two parameters which indicate the degree of nonlinearity at depth. The first measures the ...
  • Farrar, J. Thomas (American Meteorological Society, 2011-06)
    Tropical instability waves are triggered by instabilities of the equatorial current systems, and their sea level signal, with peak amplitude near 5°N, is one of the most prominent features of the dynamic topography of the ...
  • Beardsley, Robert C.; Duda, Timothy F.; Lynch, James F.; Irish, James D.; Ramp, Steven R.; Chiu, Ching-Sang; Tang, Tswen Yung; Yang, Yiing Jiang; Fang, Guohong (IEEE, 2004-10)
    A moored array deployed across the shelf break in the northeast South China Sea during April-May 2001 collected sufficient current and pressure data to allow estimation of the barotropic tidal currents and energy fluxes ...
  • Sandwell, David T.; Smith, Walter H. F.; Gille, Sarah T.; Kappel, Ellen; Jayne, Steven R.; Soofi, Khalid; Coakley, Bernard; Geli, Louis (2006-04-26)
    Bathymetry is foundational data, providing basic infrastructure for scientific, economic, educational, managerial, and political work. Applications as diverse as tsunami hazard assessment, communications cable and pipeline ...
  • Ostrom, William M.; Kemp, John N.; Krishfield, Richard A.; Proshutinsky, Andrey (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2004-01)
    The Beaufort Gyre Freshwater Experiment (BGFE) observational program was designed to measure the freshwater content of the upper ocean and sea ice in the Beaufort Gyre of the Arctic Ocean using bottom-tethered moorings, ...
  • Proshutinsky, Andrey; Krishfield, Richard A.; Timmermans, Mary-Louise; Toole, John M.; Carmack, Eddy; McLaughlin, Fiona A.; Williams, William J.; Zimmermann, Sarah; Itoh, Motoyo; Shimada, Koji (American Geophysical Union, 2009-06-24)
    We investigate basin-scale mechanisms regulating anomalies in freshwater content (FWC) in the Beaufort Gyre (BG) of the Arctic Ocean using historical observations and data collected in 2003–2007. Specifically, the mean ...
  • Phillips, Helen E.; Joyce, Terrence M. (American Meteorological Society, 2007-03)
    This paper describes the oceanic variability at Bermuda between 1989 and 1999, recorded in two overlapping hydrographic time series. Station S and Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Study (BATS), which are 60 km apart, both show ...
  • Li, Xingwen; McGillicuddy, Dennis J.; Durbin, Edward G.; Wiebe, Peter H. (2006-03-14)
    An adjoint data assimilation approach was used to quantify the physical and biological controls on Calanus finmarchicus N3 to C stages on Georges Bank and its nearby environs. The mean seasonal cycle of vertically-averaged ...
  • Caruso, Michael J.; Kelly, Kathryn A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-11)
    The ERS-1 scatterometer is the first operational satellite scatterometer in more than a decade. This report describes a technique developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to process and analyze the data. Four ...
  • Brink, Kenneth H.; Shearman, R. Kipp (American Geophysical Union, 2006-07-14)
    Austral winter oceanographic measurements from the northwest Australian continental shelf reveal salty water forming evaporatively inshore, moving across the wide shelf near the bottom and into the adjacent open ocean ...
  • Churchill, James H.; Williams, Albert J.; Ralph, Elise A. (American Geophysical Union, 2004-10-30)
    Data from near-bottom instruments reveal that the mechanisms responsible for generating bottom stresses and resuspending sediment over the shelf and slope off of Lake Superior's Keweenaw peninsula exhibit distinct seasonal ...
  • Hunt, Heather D.; Bower, Amy S. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-03)
    This is the final data report of all RAFOS (acoustically tracked) float data collected during the 1994-1997 Boundary Current Experiment (BOUNCE) study of the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) in the North Atlantic ...
  • Pedlosky, Joseph; Spall, Michael A. (American Meteorological Society, 2005-12)
    The buoyancy-driven circulation of simple two-layer models on the β plane is studied in order to examine the role of beta in determining the magnitude and structure of the vertical motions forced in response to surface ...
  • Dell, Rebecca Walsh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2013-02)
    Physical oceanographers have known for several decades the total amount of abyssal mixing and upwelling required to balance the deep-water formation, but are still working to understand the mechanisms and locations—how ...
  • Brink, Kenneth H.; Lentz, Steven J. (American Meteorological Society, 2010-04)
    The effects of a sloping bottom and stratification on a turbulent bottom boundary layer are investigated for cases where the interior flow oscillates monochromatically with frequency ω. At higher frequencies, or small slope ...

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