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Formation of intrathermocline eddies at ocean fronts by wind-driven destruction of potential vorticity
A mechanism for the generation of intrathermocline eddies (ITEs) at wind-forced fronts is examined using a high resolution numerical simulation. Favorable conditions for ITE formation result at fronts forced by “down-front” ...
On the history of meridional overturning circulation schematic diagrams
Recent global warming caused by humans and the prediction of a reduced Atlantic Ocean meridional overturning circulation in the future has increased interest in the role of the overturning circulation in climate change. ...
Gravity currents and internal waves in a stratified fluid
(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 ...
Salinity and the global water cycle
(Oceanography Society, 2008-03)
Coastal Ocean Processes program : advancing interdisciplinary research and technology development
(Oceanography Society, 2008-12)
High-frequency acoustic scattering from turbulent oceanic microstructure : the importance of density fluctuations
(Acoustical Society of America, 2003-11)
Acoustic scattering techniques provide a unique and powerful tool to remotely investigate the physical properties of the ocean interior over large spatial and temporal scales. With high-frequency acoustic scattering it is ...
Continuously stratified nonlinear low-mode internal tides
(Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2008-05)
A model for hydrostatic, fully nonlinear, low-mode internal tides is extended to continuously stratified conditions. Periodic inertia-gravity solutions of permanent form are shown to exist only for a limited range of ...
An experimental study on thermal circulation driven by horizontal differential heating
(Cambridge University Press, 2005-09-27)
Circulation driven by horizontal differential heating is studied, using a double-walled Plexiglas tank (20×15×2.5 cm3) filled with salt water. For instances of heating/cooling from above and below, results indicate that ...
Mixing in a density-driven current flowing down a slope in a rotating fluid
(Cambridge University Press, 2008-05-14)
We discuss laboratory experiments investigating mixing in a density-driven current flowing down a sloping bottom, in a rotating homogenous fluid. A systematic study spanning a wide range of Froude, 0.8 < Fr < 10, and ...
Endowments and new institutions for long-term observations
(Oceanography Society, 2007-12)
An ever-increasing volume of publications on the changing ocean environment underscores the requirement for long-term observations to understand and predict ocean and climate change. Such observations must be ...