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  • Warren, Bruce A. (2007-09-28)
    Nansen-bottle stations were occupied by ships and personnel of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1931 to about 1981. Most of these data are in archives, but using them intelligently to depict the state of the ...
  • Johnson, Gregory C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-09)
    Theory and observations of deep circulation in the near-equatorial Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans are reviewed. Flow of deep and bottom water in the near-equatorial Indian and Pacific oceans, the two oceans with ...
  • Silverthorne, Katherine E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-06)
    Observational and modeling techniques are employed to investigate the thermal and inertial upper ocean response to wind and buoyancy forcing in the North Atlantic Ocean. First, the seasonal kinetic energy variability of ...
  • Dosser, Hayley V.; Rainville, Luc; Toole, John M. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-02)
    Salinity and temperature profiles from drifting ice-tethered profilers in the Beaufort gyre region of the Canada Basin are used to characterize and quantify the regional near-inertial internal wave field over one year. ...
  • Joyce, Terrence M.; Toole, John M.; Klein, Patrice; Thomas, Leif N. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-04-08)
    Layering of ocean velocity “fine structure” has been coherently observed across the entire extent of a Gulf Stream warm-core ring using a shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler system in September 2009 and independently ...
  • Rypina, Irina I.; Pratt, Lawrence J.; Lozier, M. Susan (American Meteorological Society, 2011-05)
    Motivated by discrepancies between Eulerian transport estimates and the behavior of Lagrangian surface drifters, near-surface transport pathways and processes in the North Atlantic are studied using a combination of data, ...
  • Chen, Changsheng; Gao, Guoping; Qi, Jianhua; Proshutinsky, Andrey; Beardsley, Robert C.; Kowalik, Zygmunt; Lin, Huichan; Cowles, Geoffrey W. (American Geophysical Union, 2009-08-27)
    A spherical coordinate version of the unstructured grid 3-D FVCOM (finite volume coastal ocean model) has been applied to the Arctic Ocean to simulate tides with a horizontal resolution ranging from 1 km in the near-coastal ...
  • Wang, Jinbo; Spall, Michael A.; Flierl, Glenn R.; Malanotte-Rizzoli, Paola (American Geophysical Union, 2012-05-16)
    A simple barotropic quasi-geostrophic model is used to demonstrate that instabilities radiated from an unstable eastern boundary current can generate zonal striations in the ocean interior with realistic wavelengths and ...
  • Cenedese, Claudia; Adduce, Claudia (American Meteorological Society, 2010-08)
    Dense overflows entrain surrounding waters at specific locations, for example, sills and constrictions, but also along the descent over the continental slope. The amount of entrainment dictates the final properties of these ...
  • Joyce, Terrence M. (2011-04-08)
    In this report, Eighteen Degree Water (EDW) formation will be discussed, with emphasis on advances in understanding emerging within the past decade. In particular, a recently completed field study of EDW (CLIMODE) is ...
  • Lai, Zhigang; Chen, Changsheng; Cowles, Geoffrey W.; Beardsley, Robert C. (American Geophysical Union, 2010-11-13)
    The unstructured grid finite volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM) system has been expanded to include nonhydrostatic dynamics. This addition uses the factional step method with both split mode explicit and semi-implicit ...
  • Lai, Zhigang; Chen, Changsheng; Cowles, Geoffrey W.; Beardsley, Robert C. (American Geophysical Union, 2010-12-21)
    The generation, propagation, and dissipation processes of large-amplitude nonlinear internal waves in Massachusetts Bay during the stratified season were examined using the nonhydrostatic Finite-Volume Coastal Ocean Model ...
  • Helfrich, Karl R. (2006-01-29)
    The nonlinear evolution of a localized layer of buoyant, uniform potential vorticity fluid of uniform depth H, width w0 and length L released adjacent to a wall in a rotating system is studied using reduced-gravity ...
  • Helfrich, Karl R.; Grimshaw, Roger H. J. (American Meteorological Society, 2008-03)
    The disintegration of a first-mode internal tide into shorter solitary-like waves is considered. Since observations frequently show both tides and waves with amplitudes beyond the restrictions of weakly nonlinear theory, ...
  • Pedlosky, Joseph (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2011-07-01)
    The downstream development in both space and time of baroclinic instability is studied in a nonlinear channel model on the f-plane. The model allows the development of the instability to be expressed on space and time ...
  • Flierl, Glenn R.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2007-04)
    The nonlinear dynamics of baroclinically unstable waves in a time-dependent zonal shear flow is considered in the framework of the two-layer Phillips model on the beta plane. In most cases considered in this study the ...
  • Joyce, Terrence M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972-06)
    A laboratory study has been undertaken to measure the momentum transfer from surface to internal gravity waves in a nonlinear, resonant interaction. The interacting waves form triads for which σ1s - σ2s ± σI = 0 and κ1s - ...
  • Shroyer, Emily L.; Moum, James N.; Nash, Jonathan D. (American Geophysical Union, 2011-03-23)
    Ship and mooring data collected off the coast of New Jersey are used to describe the nonlinear internal wave (NLIW) field and the background oceanographic conditions that formed the waveguide on the shelf. The subinertial, ...
  • Benthuysen, Jessica A.; Thomas, Leif N. (Cambridge University Press, 2013-06-05)
    Nonlinear stratified spindown of an along-isobath current over an insulated slope is shown to develop asymmetries in the vertical circulation and vertical relative vorticity field. During spindown, cyclonic vorticity is ...
  • Kukulka, Tobias; Plueddemann, Albert J.; Sullivan, Peter P. (American Geophysical Union, 2012-12-11)
    We present observations and simulations of large-scale velocity structures associated with turbulent boundary layer dynamics of a coastal ocean. Special purpose acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements revealed that ...

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