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A. Foussard, G. Lapeyre, and R. Plougonven

contours, m s −1 ), potential temperature (black contours, K), and meridional flux of potential temperature (red thick contours, K m s −1 ). A typical storm track forms as a response to the large-scale forcing: a tropospheric jet is located around y = 6000 km with a maximum speed larger than 25 m s −1 around p = 250 hPa. The height of the tropopause changes from 200 hPa on the equatorial side of the domain down to 400 hPa on the poleward side (not shown). The eddy poleward heat flux is maximum in

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Kohei Takatama and Niklas Schneider

the right side of the jet and is manifested in reverse in negative and positive bands of the wind stress curl over the left and right sides of the current axis, respectively. Averaged over the parallelogram region the root-mean-square (RMS) of the OFES current curl (7.56 × 10 −6 s −1 ) is about 40% stronger than that of OSCAR (5.25 × 10 −6 s −1 ). Hereafter, we focus on the region of the parallelogram for statistics, unless noted otherwise. Seasonally averaged, large-scale winds in the MABL

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Larry W. O’Neill, Tracy Haack, Dudley B. Chelton, and Eric Skyllingstad

scatterometer on board the QuikSCAT satellite (herein referred to simply as QuikSCAT). We use the recently updated version 3 of the QuikSCAT geophysical data record produced by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) over the 10-yr period November 1999–October 2009 ( SeaPAC 2013 ; Fore et al. 2014 ). As detailed in Fore et al. (2014) , among the improvements over previous data versions include increased wind accuracy in raining conditions, reduced cross-track wind biases, and enhanced ambiguity selection and

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