Inferring the eddy-induced diffusivity for heat in the surface mixed layer using satellite data

Zhai, Xiaoming and Greatbatch, Richard J. (2006) Inferring the eddy-induced diffusivity for heat in the surface mixed layer using satellite data. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (24). ISSN 0094-8276

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Abstract

The eddy-induced diffusivity for heat at the surface of the western North Atlantic Ocean is estimated using satellite altimetry and sea surface temperature data. A rotational eddy flux is removed from the total eddy flux following the ideas of Marshall and Shutts (1981). The resulting eddy-induced diffusivity shows considerable spatial variability with a value near 104 m2 s-1 just to the south of the Gulf Stream and values in the range 1–2 × 103 m2 s-1 within the Gulf Stream itself.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eddy-induced diffusivity,surface mixed layer,satellite data
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Meteorology, Oceanography and Climate Dynamics
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climate, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 22:26
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 08:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43791
DOI: 10.1029/2006GL027875

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