Vertical eddy energy fluxes in the North Atlantic subtropical and subpolar gyres

Zhai, X. and Marshall, D.P. (2013) Vertical eddy energy fluxes in the North Atlantic subtropical and subpolar gyres. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43 (1). pp. 95-103. ISSN 0022-3670

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Abstract

Eddy energy generation and energy fluxes are examined in a realistic eddy-resolving model of the North Atlantic. Over 80% of the wind energy input is found to be released by the generation of eddies through baroclinic instability. The eddy energy generation is located near the surface in the subtropical gyre but deeper down in the subpolar gyre. To reconcile the mismatch between the depth of eddy energy production and the vertical structure of the horizontal dispersion of eddy energy, the vertical eddy energy flux is downward in the subtropical gyre and upward in the subpolar gyre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eddies,instability,ocean dynamics
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 21:44
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43803
DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-021.1

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