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Wind work in a model of the northwest Atlantic Ocean

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The work done by the wind over the northwest Atlantic Ocean is examined using a realistic high-resolution ocean model driven by synoptic wind forcing. Two model runs are conducted with the difference only in the way the wind stress is calculated. Our results show that the effect of including ocean surface currents in the wind stress formulation is to reduce the total wind work integrated over the model domain by about 17%. The reduction is caused by a sink term in the wind work calculation as...

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10.1029/2006GL028907

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Author
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2007-02-22
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ISSN:
0094-8276
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uuid:4d85e743-5b7b-4367-a1d2-64ad7d313cb6
Source identifiers:
160534
Local pid:
pubs:160534
Language:
English

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