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  • Pelegri, Josep L.; Churchill, James H.; Kirwan, A. D.; Lee, S.-K.; Munn, R. E.; Pettigrew, Neal R. (2006-03-26)
    Gabriel T. Csanady turned 80 in December 2005 and we celebrate it with this special Progress in Oceanography issue. It comprises 20 papers covering some of the many areas that Gabe contributed significantly throughout his ...
  • Pratt, Lawrence J.; Helfrich, Karl R. (American Meteorological Society, 2005-10)
    Two methods for assessing the hydraulic criticality of an observed or modeled overflow are discussed. The methods are valid for single-layer deep flows with arbitrary potential vorticity and cross section. The first method ...
  • Beliakova, Natalia Y. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-02)
    This thesis studies the problems of generation and maintenance of recirculations by Gulf Stream instabilities. Observations show that the horizontal structure of the jet and its recirculations suffer significant changes ...
  • Scotti, Alberto; Beardsley, Robert C.; Butman, Bradford (American Geophysical Union, 2007-10-02)
    During the summer, nonlinear internal waves (NLIWs) are commonly observed propagating in Massachusetts Bay. The topography of the area is unique in the sense that the generation area (over Stellwagen Bank) is only 25 km ...
  • Hendry, Ross MacRae (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-04)
    This thesis reports on an investigation into the structure, energetics and propagation of tidal frequency internal waves. Data from Site D, near the New England continental slope, Muir Seamount northeast of Bermuda, and ...
  • Arbic, Brian K. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-08)
    The plausibility of local baroclinic instability as a generation mechanism for midocean mesoscale eddies is examined with a two-layer, quasi-geostrophic (QG) model forced by an imposed, horizontally homogeneous, vertically ...
  • Polvani, Lorenzo M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-08)
    By generalizing the method of contour dynamics to the quasigeostrophic two layer model, we have proposed and solved a number of fundamental problems in the dynamics of rotating and stratified vorticity fields. A variety ...
  • Chechelnitsky, Michael Y. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-05)
    TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry data are employed in the analysis of the global ocean response to atmospheric forcing. We use two different approaches to test the hypothesis that the global sea surface height variability can ...
  • Park, Jong Jin; Kim, Kuh; Schmitt, Raymond W. (American Geophysical Union, 2009-11-05)
    The decay timescale of mixed layer inertial amplitudes has been estimated from satellite tracked drifter trajectories from 1990 to 2004 as the e-folding timescale of the temporal correlation functions. The decay timescales ...
  • Schanze, Julian J.; Schmitt, Raymond W.; Yu, Lisan (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2010-05-01)
    The current capabilities of quantifying the oceanic freshwater cycle are shown based on new observations from satellite data and re-analysis models for evaporation and precipitation over the ocean. For this purpose, we ...
  • Yu, Lisan (American Geophysical Union, 2011-10-18)
    Ocean evaporation (E) and precipitation (P) are the fundamental components of the global water cycle. They are also the freshwater flux forcing (i.e., E-P) for the open ocean salinity. The apparent connection between ocean ...
  • Liu, Ling Ling; Huang, Rui Xin (American Meteorological Society, 2012-02-15)
    Ventilation, including subduction and obduction, for the global oceans was examined using Simple Ocean Data Assimilation (SODA) outputs. The global subduction rate averaged over the period from 1959 to 2006 is estimated ...
  • Yu, Lisan (American Meteorological Society, 2007-11-01)
    Global estimates of oceanic evaporation (Evp) from 1958 to 2005 have been recently developed by the Objectively Analyzed Air–Sea Fluxes (OAFlux) project at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The nearly 50-yr ...
  • Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Bolmer, S. Thompson (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-03)
    The High Resolution Profiler (HRP) is one of the only oceanographic instruments that is capable of measuring turbulent velocity and temperature fluctuations in the abyssal ocean. It is a unique device, and consequently ...
  • Huang, Rui Xin; Jin, Xiangze (American Meteorological Society, 2006-07)
    The gravitational potential energy balance of the thermal circulation in a simple rectangular model basin is diagnosed from numerical experiments based on a mass-conserving oceanic general circulation model. The vertical ...
  • White, Brian L.; Helfrich, Karl R. (Cambridge University Press, 2008-11-14)
    A steady theory is presented for gravity currents propagating with constant speed into a stratified fluid with a general density profile. Solution curves for front speed versus height have an energy-conserving upper bound ...
  • Helfrich, Karl R.; Mullarney, Julia C. (Cambridge University Press, 2005-07-26)
    The generation of a gravity current by the release of a semi-infinite region of buoyant fluid of depth $H$ overlying a deeper, denser and quiescent lower layer in a rotating channel of width $w$ is considered. Previous ...
  • Dean, Jerome P.; McCullough, C. B. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972-07)
    This report presents free air gravity values and computed free air anomalies obtained on an equatorial traverse from 09°00'E. to 37°56'W. It is the second of a series of reports presenting the gravity data to be used in ...
  • Renfrew, I. A.; Petersen, G. N.; Outten, S.; Sproson, D.; Moore, G. W. K.; Hay, C.; Ohigashi, T.; Zhang, S.; Kristjansson, J. E.; Fore, I.; Olafsson, H.; Gray, S. L.; Irvine, E. A.; Bovis, K.; Brown, P. R. A.; Swinbank, R.; Haine, Thomas W. N.; Lawrence, A.; Pickart, Robert S.; Shapiro, M.; Woolley, A. (American Meteorological Society, 2008-09)
    Greenland has a major influence on the atmospheric circulation of the North Atlantic–western European region, dictating the location and strength of mesoscale weather systems around the coastal seas of Greenland and directly ...
  • Joyce, Terrence M.; Proshutinsky, Andrey (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2007-09)
    In order to explain observed southward water transport of 2-3 Sv through Davis Strait, a simple extension of Godfrey's (1989) Island Rule and a 2-D idealized numerical model simulations were made for the flow around ...

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