Journal of Physical Oceanography

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Volume 53 (2023): Issue 12 (Dec 2023)

About the Journal

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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Energetic stratified turbulence generated by Kuroshio-seamount interactions in Tokara Strait

Anne Takahashi
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Ren-Chieh Lien
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Eric Kunze
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Barry Ma
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Hirohiko Nakamura
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Ayako Nishina
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Eisuke Tsutsumi
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Ryuichiro Inoue
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Takeyoshi Nagai
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Takahiro Endoh
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The role of bottom friction in mediating the response of the Weddell Gyre circulation to changes in surface stress and buoyancy fluxes

Julia Neme
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Matthew H. England
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Andrew McC. Hogg
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Hemant Khatri
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Stephen M. Griffies
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Mechanisms of offshore solid and liquid freshwater flux from the East Greenland Current

Michael A. Spall
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Stefanie Semper
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Kjetil Våge
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Predicting surface oscillations in Lake Superior from normal mode dynamics

Samuel M. Kelly
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Maqsood Mansur
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Erica Green
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Observations of Intermittent Seamount-Trapped Waves and Topographic Rossby Waves around Slope of a Low-latitude Deep Seamount

Binbin Guo
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Yeqiang Shu
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Weiqiang Wang
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Gaowen He
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Qianyong Liang
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Dongsheng Zhang
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Lusha Yu
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Jun Wang
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Xiguang Deng
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Yong Yang
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Qiang Xie
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Yinan Deng
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Danyi Su
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Regional Abyssal Vorticity Balance in the Northeast South China Sea: External and Internal Dynamics of Abyssal Circulation

Hua Zheng
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Xiao-Hua Zhu
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Min Wang
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Juntian Chen
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Feng Nan
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Fei Yu
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Spatiotemporal characteristics of the near-surface turbulent cascade at the submesoscale in the Drake Passage

P. F. Tedesco
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L. E. Baker
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A. C. Naveira Garabato
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M. R. Mazloff
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S. T. Gille
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C. P. Caulfield
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A. Mashayek
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Wave modulation in a strong tidal current and its impact on extreme waves

Trygve Halsne
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Alvise Benetazzo
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Francesco Barbariol
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Kai Håkon Christensen
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Ana Carrasco
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Øyvind Breivik
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Observations of tidally driven turbulence over steep, small-scale topography embedded in the Tasman slope

Olavo B. Marques
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Matthew H. Alford
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Robert Pinkel
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Jennifer A. MacKinnon
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Gunnar Voet
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Jody M. Klymak
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Jonathan D. Nash
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Topography-Generated Submesoscale Coherent Vortices in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension Region from High-Resolution Simulations

Ruichen Zhu
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Haiyuan Yang
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Zhaohui Chen
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Zhiyou Jing
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Zhiwei Zhang
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Bingrong Sun
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Lixin Wu
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Patterns, Transport, and Anisotropy of Salt Fingers in Shear

Justin M Brown
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Timour Radko
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On The Vertical Structure Of Deep Ocean Subinertial Variability

John M. Toole
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Ruth C. Musgrave
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Elizabeth C. Fine
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Jacob M. Steinberg
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Richard A. Krishfield
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Probing the Nonlinear Interactions of Supertidal Internal Waves using a High-Resolution Regional Ocean Model

Joseph Skitka
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Brian K. Arbic
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Ritabrata Thakur
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Dimitris Menemenlis
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William R. Peltier
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Yulin Pan
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Kayhan Momeni
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Yuchen Ma
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Tropical Cool-skin and Warm-layer Effects and their Impact on Surface Heat Fluxes

Yunwei Yan
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Xiangzhou Song
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Guihua Wang
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Xiaojing Li
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Local mixing determines spatial structure of diahaline exchange flow in a mesotidal estuary – a study of extreme runoff conditions

Lloyd Reese
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Ulf Gräwe
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Knut Klingbeil
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Xiangyu Li
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Marvin Lorenz
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Hans Burchard
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Propagation Features of Diurnal Internal Tides West of the Luzon Strait Revealed by a Large PIES Array

Min Wang
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Xiao-Hua Zhu
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Hua Zheng
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Juntian Chen
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Ruixiang Zhao
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Zhao-Jun Liu
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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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Jianfeng Wang
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Qiang Li
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Mixing processes at the southwestern entrance to the Japan/East Sea

Hemantha W. Wijesekera
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Conrad A. Luecke
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David W. Wang
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Ewa Jarosz
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Sergio DeRada
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William J. Teague
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Kyung-Il Chang
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Jae Hak Lee
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Hong-Sik Min
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SungHyun Nam
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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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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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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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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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Luc Rainville
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Ruth Musgrave
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Chung-Wei Lu
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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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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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Scales, Growth Rates, and Spectral Fluxes of Baroclinic Instability in the Ocean

Ross Tulloch
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John Marshall
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Arctic Ocean Warming Contributes to Reduced Polar Ice Cap

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Kinetic Energy Transfers between Mesoscale and Submesoscale Motions in the Open Ocean’s Upper Layers

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Double Diffusion in Saline Powell Lake, British Columbia

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Deep-Water Warming in the Gulf of Mexico from 2003 to 2019

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Geographical Variability of the First Baroclinic Rossby Radius of Deformation

Dudley B. Chelton
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How Much Arctic Fresh Water Participates in the Subpolar Overturning Circulation?

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Global Patterns of Diapycnal Mixing from Measurements of the Turbulent Dissipation Rate

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