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Toward a stochastic parameterization of ocean mesoscale eddies

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A stochastic parameterization of ocean mesoscale eddies is constructed in order to account for the fluctuations in subgrid transport and to represent upscale turbulent cascades. Eddy-resolving simulations to derive the parameterization are performed in a quasi-geostrophic (QG) model in a double-gyre configuration. The coarse-graining of the high-resolution model is giving rise to an eddy source term which represents the turbulent Reynolds stresses. The eddy source term, its mean and fluctuati...

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
OCEAN MODELLING
Volume:
79
Pages:
1-20
Publication date:
2014-07-01
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ISSN:
1463-5003
Source identifiers:
465850
Language:
English
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2014-05-30

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