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A theoretical model of long Rossby waves in the Southern Ocean and their interaction with bottom topography

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An analytical model of long Rossby waves is developed for a continuously-stratified, planetary geostrophic ocean in the presence of arbitrary bottom topography under the assumption that the potential vorticity is a linear function of buoyancy. The remaining dynamics are controlled by equations for material conservation of buoyancy along the sea surface and the sea floor. The mean, steady-state surface circulation follows characteristics that are intermediate to f and f /H contours, where f is...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3390/fluids1020017

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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Fluids Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
17
Publication date:
2016-05-17
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ISSN:
2311-5521
Pubs id:
pubs:638301
URN:
uri:1e6b96d4-63d3-4739-81ad-62675c46bf55
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1e6b96d4-63d3-4739-81ad-62675c46bf55
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pubs:638301

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