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On the Wind Power Input to the Ocean General Circulation

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The wind power input to the ocean general circulation is usually calculated from the time-averaged wind products. Here, this wind power input is reexamined using available observations, focusing on the role of the synoptically varying wind. Power input to the ocean general circulation is found to increase by over 70% when 6-hourly winds are used instead of monthly winds. Much of the increase occurs in the storm-track regions of the Southern Ocean, Gulf Stream, and Kuroshio Extension. This res...

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10.1175/JPO-D-12-09.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Volume:
42
Issue:
8
Pages:
1357-1365
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
URN:
uuid:1b5dc61f-78c6-467c-a893-7de9990b7023
Source identifiers:
353310
Local pid:
pubs:353310

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