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dc.contributor.authorMcGillicuddy, Dennis J.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-17T13:44:24Z
dc.date.available2015-08-01T08:37:20Z
dc.date.issued2015-02
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 45 (2015): 606–612en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/7199
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2015. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Physical Oceanography 45 (2015): 606–612, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0221.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractMesoscale intrathermocline lenses are observed throughout the World Ocean and are commonly attributed to water mass anomalies advected from a distant origin. An alternative mechanism of local generation is offered herein, in which eddy–wind interaction can create lens-shaped disturbances in the thermocline. Numerical simulations illustrate how eddy–wind-driven upwelling in anticyclones can yield a convex lens reminiscent of a mode water eddy, whereas eddy–wind-driven downwelling in cyclones produces a concave lens that thins the mode water layer (a cyclonic “thinny”). Such transformations should be observable with long-term time series in the interiors of mesoscale eddies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport of this research by the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration is gratefully acknowledged.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-14-0221.1
dc.subjectCirculation/ Dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectEddiesen_US
dc.subjectEkman pumping/transporten_US
dc.subjectMesoscale processesen_US
dc.subjectModels and modelingen_US
dc.subjectOcean modelsen_US
dc.subjectPrimitive equations modelen_US
dc.titleFormation of intrathermocline lenses by eddy–wind interactionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2015-08-01en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/JPO-D-14-0221.1


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