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Stephanie Waterman, Nelson G. Hogg, and Steven R. Jayne

1. Introduction The Kuroshio Extension System Study (KESS) was a large field experiment focused on the Kuroshio Extension (KE) jet at the location of its maximum time-mean eddy kinetic energy (EKE). Among its goals was to better understand the processes governing the intense meandering and eddy variability of the jet and the nature of the interaction of the jet and its eddy variability ( Donohue et al. 2008 ). As such, KESS provides new observations of the KE jet, its eddy variability, and

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Doron Nof and W. K. Dewar

VOLUME23 JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY NOVEMBER 1993The Drift of Midocean JetsDORON NOF AND W. K. DEWAR*Department of Oceanography and Geophysical FluM Dynamics Institute, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida(Manuscript received 18 May 1992, in final form 8 December 1992)ABSTRACT The migration of nonlinear frontal jets is examined using an inviscid "reduced gravity" model. Two casesare considered in

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Dean Roemmich, Michele Morris, W. R. Young, and J. R. Donguy

540JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY-OLU~- 24 Fresh Equatorial JetsDEAN ROEMMICH, MICHELE MORRIS, AND W. R. YOUNG Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California J. R. DONGUYORSTOM/C$1RO, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia(Manuscript received 8 June 1992, in final form 8 July 1993) ABSTRACT A vertically sheared eastward jet in the equatorial Pacific in late 1991 and early 1992 carried relatively freshwater from the western Pacific overriding the

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S. G. H. Philander

JULY 1979 S.G.H. PHILANDER 739Nonlinear Coastal and Equatorial Jets S. G. H. PHILANDERGeophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540(Manuscript received 27 November 1978, in final form 19 February 1979) ABSTRACT Nonlinearities weaken westward equatorial jets and cause them to be shallower and broaderthan their linear

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Nataliya Stashchuk, Mark Inall, and Vasiliy Vlasenko

) into jet type and wave type. In the first case the tidal jet is assumed to be too fast for internal wave generation. Later Stigebrandt (1999) , investigating the energy transfer from barotropic tides to baroclinic motions, suggested several mechanisms that may cause resistance to barotropic flow in fjords. If U < c we can expect significant baroclinic wave drag (“wave basin”), that is, generation of internal waves by oscillating barotropic flow. The barotropic form drag is expected to dominate

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Yu-Lin Chang, Lie-Yauw Oey, Chau-Ron Wu, and Hung-Fu Lu

solely on the effects of strong jets in modifying the surface Ekman transports of a spatially uniform wind field. The paper is organized as follows: The observations ( section 2 ) and the numerical model ( section 3 ) are described first. Section 4 describes a simple analytical model to explain the LongTung buoy observation. Section 5 uses the numerical model to explain Chen and Wang’s (2006) observations. The conclusions are in section 6 . 2. Observations Liu et al. (1992b) collected their

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Robert S. Pickart, Daniel J. Torres, and Paula S. Fratantoni

field programs to date the cross-stream resolution of stations has been deficient to resolve properly the detailed structure of the hydrographic front and its associated jet, which, like many other frontal systems around the World Ocean, is complex and time varying. This is partly due to the harsh environment of this region. In addition to the ice cover, which is present on the shelf most of the year, the weather is notoriously nasty (even in summer). Consequently, the majority of historical

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Lars Umlauf and Lars Arneborg

opposite to the stress, we expect υ > 0 (to the left of the down-channel flow) for the case without negligible lateral stratification, and υ < 0 for the opposite case with Q x > 0. This important result provides a simple explanation for the puzzling reversal of the near-bottom velocities and stresses observed in the center of the channel (see Part I ), that will be explored in more detail below. d. Interfacial jet As mentioned in the introduction, the transverse transport of fluid inside the

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Joseph Pedlosky

DECEMBER 1994 NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE 2703Ridges and Recirculations: Gaps and Jets* JOSEPH PEDLOSKYDepartment of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts25 January 1994 and 30 March 1994ABSTRACT A linear, single-layer model is used to describe the complex system of recirculations that may be expectedwhen a long ridge system is pierced by

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Stephan D. Howden and D. Randolph Watts

1. Background on Gulf Stream current structure Frequently the Gulf Stream is idealized as a current that preserves its vertical and cross-stream structure [also known as “the rigid structure” or the “wiggly hose” view of the Gulf Stream ( Halkin and Rossby 1985, hereafter HR )] while meandering. This view has arisen from the robustness of the structure of the Gulf Stream baroclinic jet and the associated density front. From 16 Gulf Stream transects at 72°W, HR constructed a mean synoptic Gulf

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