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Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 112–118 | Cite as

Fluid exchange across the equatorial front

  • Jiang Chuan-li 
  • Lu Jian 
  • Wu De-xing 
Physical Oceanography
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Abstract

In this paper, the cusp-shaped wave pattern (Legeckis wave) along the Equatorial Front (EF) is modeled by a meandering jet, and the motion of fluid parcels in a two-dimensional kinematic model of the meandering jet along EF is studied using Melnikov’s method. Results indicated that the velocity field of the cusp-shaped wave pattern can indeed be modeled by a meandering jet; that the EF will act as a barrier to fluid exchange if there is no variability, but that it is just the variability that moves the buoy across the EF.

Key words

meandering jet EF Legeckis wave Melnikov’s method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiang Chuan-li 
    • 1
  • Lu Jian 
    • 1
  • Wu De-xing 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physical OceanographyOcean University of QingdaoQingdaoChina

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