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On the separation of a barotropic western boundary current from a cape

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The problem of western boundary current separation is investigated using a barotropic vorticity model. Specifically, a boundary current flowing poleward along a boundary containing a cape is considered. The meridional gradient of the Coriolis parameter (the β effect), the strength of dissipation, and the geometry of the cape are varied. It is found that 1) all instances of flow separation arc coincident with the presence of a flow deceleration, 2) an increase in the strength of the β effect i...

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10.1175/JPO2783.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
10
Pages:
1726-1743
Publication date:
2005-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:28213
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uuid:cab7d248-6c6b-4e9c-a9d5-bc6b110dfd6c
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pubs:28213
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28213
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2012-12-19

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