Advective spreading of storm-induced inertial oscillations in a model of the northwest Atlantic Ocean

Zhai, Xiaoming, Greatbatch, Richard J. and Sheng, Jinyu (2004) Advective spreading of storm-induced inertial oscillations in a model of the northwest Atlantic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (14). ISSN 0094-8276

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Abstract

The spreading of inertial oscillations induced by the passage of Hurricane Juan (2003) across the Gulf Stream and the Scotian Shelf is examined using a regional model of the northwest Atlantic Ocean. It is found that surface-intensified inertial oscillations develop at locations remote from the storm track after a period of 5–10 days. A diagnostic technique reveals the importance of advection by the background geostrophic flow for explaining this effect. The results suggest that advection by mean circulation can play a role in redistributing near-inertial energy in the ocean. We argue that advective redistribution could have important consequences for understanding diapycnal mixing in the ocean.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 10:18
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:01
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43787
DOI: 10.1029/2004GL020084

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