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  • Barotropic Rossby waves radiating from tropical instability waves in the Pacific Ocean 

    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 ...
  • Direct breaking of the internal tide near topography : Kaena Ridge, Hawaii 

    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 ...
  • Lateral coupling in baroclinically unstable flows 

    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 ...
  • Rossby wave instability and apparent phase speeds in large ocean basins 

    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 ...