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Homogeneous Models of the Wind-Driven Oceanic Circulation

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Abstract

From ancient times descriptions of the movement of the sea have emphasized both change and continuity. Sudden, violent change and hypnotic steadiness are the dramatic elements of many a sea story. With the advent of the great age of navigation and exploration a more systematic description of the general pattern of the oceanic circulation began to emerge. It is clear now that a time-averaged circulation pattern exists in all oceans, although its observations may be significantly distorted by the presence of energetic fluctuations.

Keywords

Wind Stress Western Boundary Homogeneous Model Bottom Friction Relative Vorticity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA

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