Dynamics of Fronts and Frontal Instability
Fronts and eddies in the ocean are intimately linked. Eddies are produced at fronts often by instability processes, while the deformation fields associated with eddy motions can lead to frontogenesis. I shall discuss this interplay between fronts and eddies by examining the instabilities of fronts and by describing the eddies produced by these instabilities at finite amplitude.
KeywordsRossby Wave Froude Number Phase Speed Coastal Current Rossby Radius
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