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Browsing Physical Oceanography (PO) by Keyword "Baroclinic flows"

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Browsing Physical Oceanography (PO) by Keyword "Baroclinic flows"

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  • 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 ...
  • Zhang, Yu; Pedlosky, Joseph; Flierl, Glenn R. (American Meteorological Society, 2011-11-01)
    This paper studies the interaction of an Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)–like wind-driven channel flow with a continental slope and a flat-bottomed bay-shaped shelf near the channel’s southern boundary. Interaction ...
  • Klymak, Jody M.; Pinkel, Robert; Rainville, Luc (American Meteorological Society, 2008-02)
    Barotropic to baroclinic conversion and attendant phenomena were recently examined at the Kaena Ridge as an aspect of the Hawaii Ocean Mixing Experiment. Two distinct mixing processes appear to be at work in the waters ...
  • Spall, Michael A. (American Meteorological Society, 2007-04)
    The impact of the observed relationship between sea surface temperature and surface wind stress on baroclinic instability in the ocean is explored using linear theory and a nonlinear model. A simple parameterization of the ...
  • Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2013-07)
    An adiabatic, inertial, and quasigeostrophic model is used to discuss the interaction of surface Ekman transport with an island. The theory extends the recent work of Spall and Pedlosky to include an analytical and nonlinear ...
  • Spall, Michael A.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2008-06)
    A two-layer quasigeostrophic model in a channel is used to study the influence of lateral displacements of regions of different sign mean potential vorticity gradient (Πy) on the growth rate and structure of linearly ...
  • Kida, Shinichiro; Yang, Jiayan; Price, James F. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-02)
    Marginal sea overflows and the overlying upper ocean are coupled in the vertical by two distinct mechanisms—by an interfacial mass flux from the upper ocean to the overflow layer that accompanies entrainment and by a ...
  • Moffat, Carlos F.; Lentz, Steven J. (American Meteorological Society, 2012-07)
    Here, the response of a coastally trapped buoyant plume to downwelling-favorable wind forcing is explored using a simplified two-dimensional numerical model and a prognostic theory for the resulting width, depth, and density ...
  • Isachsen, P. E.; LaCasce, Joseph H.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2007-05)
    The stability of baroclinic Rossby waves in large ocean basins is examined, and the quasigeostrophic (QG) results of LaCasce and Pedlosky are generalized. First, stability equations are derived for perturbations on large-scale ...

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