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  • Chaotic advection in an archipelago 

    Rypina, Irina I.; Pratt, Lawrence J.; Pullen, Julie; Levin, Julia C.; Gordon, Arnold L. (American Meteorological Society, 2010-09)
    Techniques from dynamical systems theory have been applied to study horizontal stirring of fluid in the Philippine Archipelago. The authors’ analysis is based on velocity fields produced by two high-resolution (3 and 6 km) ...
  • Potential vorticity constraint on the flow between two basins 

    Yang, Jiayan; Price, James F. (American Meteorological Society, 2007-09)
    This paper examines the role of potential vorticity (PV) balance in source- and sink-driven flows between two basins. As shown in previous studies, PV advection into a basin, say a positive PV advection, requires a negative ...
  • Rapid mixed layer depening by the combination of Langmuir and shear instabilities : a case study 

    Kukulka, Tobias; Plueddemann, Albert J.; Trowbridge, John H.; Sullivan, Peter P. (American Meteorological Society, 2010-11)
    Langmuir circulation (LC) is a turbulent upper-ocean process driven by wind and surface waves that contributes significantly to the transport of momentum, heat, and mass in the oceanic surface layer. The authors have ...
  • Subtropical mode water variability in a climatologically forced model in the northwestern Pacific Ocean 

    Douglass, Elizabeth M.; Jayne, Steven R.; Peacock, Synte; Bryan, Frank O.; Maltrud, Mathew E. (American Meteorological Society, 2012-01)
    A climatologically forced high-resolution model is used to examine variability of subtropical mode water (STMW) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Despite the use of annually repeating atmospheric forcing, significant ...