Journal of Physical Oceanography

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Volume 52, Issue 12

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The Journal of Physical Oceanography (JPO) publishes research related to the physics of the ocean and to processes operating at its boundaries. Observational, theoretical, and modeling studies are all welcome, especially those that focus on elucidating specific physical processes. Papers that investigate interactions with other components of the Earth system (e.g., ocean–atmosphere, physical–biological, and physical–chemical interactions) as well as studies of other fluid systems (e.g., lakes and laboratory tanks) are also invited, as long as their focus is on understanding the ocean or its role in the Earth system.

ISSN: 0022-3670; eISSN: 1520-0485

Editor in Chief

Jerome A. Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Characteristics of a Seasonal Front in the Southern Bay of Bengal; Dynamics, Mixing and Water Mass Transport

C. A. Luecke
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H. W. Wijesekera
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E. Jarosz
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D. W. Wang
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T. G. Jensen
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S.U.P. Jinadasa
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H. J. S. Fernando
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W. J. Teague
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Using Hydraulic Theory to Monitor Dense Overflows in a Parabolic Channel

Atousa Saberi
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Lawrence J. Pratt
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Thomas W. N. Haine
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Karl R. Helfrich
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Standing Eddies in Glacial Fjords and their Role in Fjord Circulation and Melt

Ken X. Zhao
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Andrew L. Stewart
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James C. McWilliams
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Ian G. Fenty
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Eric J. Rignot
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Three-dimensional Structure of Subduction/Obduction in the North Pacific Ocean

Ling Ling Liu
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Rui Xin Huang
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Fan Wang
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Understanding Energy Pathways in the Gulf Stream

Marcela Contreras
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Lionel Renault
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Patrick Marchesiello
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Wave-tide Interaction for a Strongly Modulated Wave Field

Allison Ho
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Sophia Merrifield
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Nick Pizzo
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Wind-wave Interaction for Strong Winds

Peter A.E.M. Janssen
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Jean-Raymond Bidlot
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Can We Accurately Quantify a Lateral Diffusivity from A Single Tracer Release?

Josef I. Bisits
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Geoffrey J. Stanley
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Jan D. Zika
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Free Long Wave Transformation in the Nearshore Zone Through Partial Reflections

Stephanie Contardo
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Ryan J Lowe
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Francois Dufois
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Jeff E Hansen
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Mark Buckley
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Graham Symonds
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Tidal Wave – Elliptic Island Interaction Above the Critical Latitude

Aleksey Marchenko
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Zygmunt Kowalik
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Turbulence in the ice shelf–ocean boundary current and its sensitivity to model resolution

Ryan D. Patmore
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Paul R. Holland
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Catherine A. Vreugdenhil
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Adrian Jenkins
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John R. Taylor
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On the variation of dissipation flux coefficient in the upper South China Sea

Jianing Li
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Qingxuan Yang
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Hui Sun
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Shuwen Zhang
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Lingling Xie
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Qingye Wang
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Wei Zhao
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Jiwei Tian
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Upper-lower layer coupling of recurrent circulation patterns in the Gulf of Mexico

Erick R. Olvera-Prado
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EfraÍn Moreles
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Jorge Zavala-Hidalgo
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Rosario Romero-Centeno
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Reabsorption of Lee-Wave Energy in Bottom-Intensified Currents

Yue Wu
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Eric Kunze
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Amit Tandon
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Amala Mahadevan
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Near-inertial Surface Currents Around Islands

Mika N. Siegelman
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Eric Firing
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Mark A. Merrifield
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Janet M. Becker
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Ruth C. Musgrave
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Statistical and dynamical characteristics of extreme wave crests assessed with field measurements from the North Sea

Mika P. Malila
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Francesco Barbariol
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Alvise Benetazzo
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Øyvind Breivik
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Anne Karin Magnusson
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Jim Thomson
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Brian Ward
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A forward energy flux at submesoscales driven by frontogenesis

Kaushik Srinivasan
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Roy Barkan
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James C. McWilliams
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Summer anticyclonic eddies carrying Kuroshio waters observed by a large CPIES array west of the Luzon Strait

Ruixiang Zhao
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Xiao-Hua Zhu
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Chuanzheng Zhang
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Hua Zheng
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Ze-Nan Zhu
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Qiang Ren
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Yansong Liu
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Feng Nan
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Fei Yu
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Rapid response of the Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current to wind forcing

Nicola Jane Brown
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Cecilie Mauritzen
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Camille Li
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Erica Madonna
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Pål Erik Isachsen
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J. H. LaCasce
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Parametric Subharmonic Instability of Diurnal Internal Tides in the Abyssal South China Sea

Qianwen Hu
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Xiaodong Huang
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Qinbo Xu
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Chun Zhou
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Shoude Guan
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Xing Xu
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Wei Zhao
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Qingxuan Yang
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Jiwei Tian
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Langmuir circulations transfer kinetic energy from submesoscales and larger scales to dissipative scales

Delphine Hypolite
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Leonel Romero
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James C. McWilliams
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Daniel P. Dauhajre
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A theory of standing meanders of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and their response to wind

Xihan Zhang
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Maxim Nikurashin
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Beatriz Peña-Molino
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Stephen R. Rintoul
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Edward Doddridge
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Decomposition of estuarine circulation and residual stratification under land-fast sea ice

Hans Burchard
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Karsten Bolding
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Xaver Lange
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Alexander Osadchiev
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Tidally Forced Turbulent Dissipation on a Three Dimensional Fan in Luzon Strait

Matthew H. Alford
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Jonathan D. Nash
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Maartin Buijsman
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Uncertainties in altimetry observations of eddy changes induced by tropical cyclones

Zhumin Lu
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Guihua Wang
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Xiaodong Shang
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Xiaohui Xie
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Conservative Surface Wave Effects on a Wind-Driven Coastal Upwelling System

Peng Wang
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James C. McWilliams
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Dongxiao Wang
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Daling Li Yi
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Diagnosing Scale-Dependent Energy Cycles in a High-Resolution Isopycnal Ocean Model

Nora Loose
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Scott Bachman
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Ian Grooms
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Malte Jansen
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Modifying the Mixed Layer Eddy Parameterization to Include Frontogenesis Arrest by Boundary Layer Turbulence

Abigail S. Bodner
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Baylor Fox-Kemper
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Leah Johnson
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Luke P. Van Roekel
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James C. McWilliams
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Peter P. Sullivan
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Paul S. Hall
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Jihai Dong
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Moored observations of the currents and transports of the Maluku Sea

Xueli Yin
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Dongliang Yuan
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Xiang Li
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Zheng Wang
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Yao Li
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Corry Corvianawatie
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Adhitya Kusuma Wardana
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Dewi Surinati
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Adi Purwandana
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Mochamad Furqon Azis Ismail
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Asep Sandra Budiman
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Ahmad Bayhaqi
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Praditya Avianto
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Edi Kusmanto
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Priyadi Dwi Santoso
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Dirhamsyah
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Zainal Arifin
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Volume 52 (2022): Issue 12 (Dec 2022)

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On the Exchange of Momentum over the Open Ocean

James B. Edson
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Venkata Jampana
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Robert A. Weller
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Sebastien P. Bigorre
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Albert J. Plueddemann
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Christopher W. Fairall
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Scott D. Miller
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Larry Mahrt
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Dean Vickers
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Hans Hersbach
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Global Patterns of Diapycnal Mixing from Measurements of the Turbulent Dissipation Rate

Amy F. Waterhouse
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Jennifer A. MacKinnon
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Jonathan D. Nash
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Matthew H. Alford
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Eric Kunze
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Harper L. Simmons
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Kurt L. Polzin
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Louis C. St. Laurent
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Oliver M. Sun
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Robert Pinkel
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Lynne D. Talley
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Caitlin B. Whalen
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Tycho N. Huussen
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Glenn S. Carter
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Ilker Fer
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Stephanie Waterman
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Alberto C. Naveira Garabato
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Thomas B. Sanford
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Craig M. Lee
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Satellite Observations of Mesoscale Eddy-Induced Ekman Pumping

Peter Gaube
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Dudley B. Chelton
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Roger M. Samelson
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Michael G. Schlax
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Larry W. O’Neill
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Energy Flux and Dissipation in Luzon Strait: Two Tales of Two Ridges

Matthew H. Alford
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Jennifer A. MacKinnon
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Jonathan D. Nash
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Harper Simmons
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Andy Pickering
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Jody M. Klymak
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Robert Pinkel
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Oliver Sun
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Luc Rainville
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Ruth Musgrave
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Tamara Beitzel
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Ke-Hsien Fu
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Chung-Wei Lu
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An Estimate of the Lorenz Energy Cycle for the World Ocean Based on the STORM/NCEP Simulation

Jin-Song von Storch
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Carsten Eden
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Irina Fast
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Helmuth Haak
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Daniel Hernández-Deckers
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Ernst Maier-Reimer
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Jochem Marotzke
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Detlef Stammer
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Submesoscale Cold Filaments in the Gulf Stream

Jonathan Gula
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M. Jeroen Molemaker
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James C. McWilliams
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Scales, Growth Rates, and Spectral Fluxes of Baroclinic Instability in the Ocean

Ross Tulloch
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John Marshall
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Chris Hill
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K. Shafer Smith
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Mesoscale to Submesoscale Wavenumber Spectra in Drake Passage

Cesar B. Rocha
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Teresa K. Chereskin
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Sarah T. Gille
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Dimitris Menemenlis

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Arctic Ocean Warming Contributes to Reduced Polar Ice Cap

Igor V. Polyakov
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Leonid A. Timokhov
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Vladimir A. Alexeev
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Sheldon Bacon
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Igor A. Dmitrenko
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Louis Fortier
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Ivan E. Frolov
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Jean-Claude Gascard
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Edmond Hansen
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Vladimir V. Ivanov
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Seymour Laxon
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Cecilie Mauritzen
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Don Perovich
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Koji Shimada
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Harper L. Simmons
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Vladimir T. Sokolov
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Michael Steele
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John Toole
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Kinetic Energy Transfers between Mesoscale and Submesoscale Motions in the Open Ocean’s Upper Layers

Alberto C. Naveira Garabato
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Xiaolong Yu
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Jörn Callies
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Roy Barkan
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Kurt L. Polzin
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Eleanor E. Frajka-Williams
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Christian E. Buckingham
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Stephen M. Griffies
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Double Diffusion in Saline Powell Lake, British Columbia

Benjamin Scheifele
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Rich Pawlowicz
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Tobias Sommer
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Alfred Wüest
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Deep-Water Warming in the Gulf of Mexico from 2003 to 2019

José Ochoa
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Vicente Ferreira-Bartrina
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Julio Candela
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Julio Sheinbaum
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Manuel López
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Paula Pérez-Brunius
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Sharon Herzka
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Rainer M.W. Amon
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On the Exchange of Momentum over the Open Ocean

James B. Edson
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Venkata Jampana
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Robert A. Weller
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Sebastien P. Bigorre
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Albert J. Plueddemann
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Christopher W. Fairall
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Scott D. Miller
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Larry Mahrt
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Dean Vickers
, and
Hans Hersbach
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Geographical Variability of the First Baroclinic Rossby Radius of Deformation

Dudley B. Chelton
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Roland A. deSzoeke
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Michael G. Schlax
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Karim El Naggar
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Nicolas Siwertz
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How Much Arctic Fresh Water Participates in the Subpolar Overturning Circulation?

Isabela Le Bras
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Fiamma Straneo
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Morven Muilwijk
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Lars H. Smedsrud
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Feili Li
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M. Susan Lozier
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N. Penny Holliday

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