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Kunihiro Aoki, Atsushi Kubokawa, Hideharu Sasaki, and Yoshikazu Sasai

1. Introduction Rossby wave dynamics are important for understanding the basic properties of large-scale oceanic variability. The advent of satellite altimetry [e.g., Ocean Topography Experiment (TOPEX)/Poseidon (T/P)] enabled visualization of westward phase propagations of sea surface height anomalies. Using data from T/P, Chelton and Schlax (1996) reported that the anomalies propagate faster than the phase speed expected from the standard theory of long baroclinic Rossby waves in the

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Shane Elipot, Chris Hughes, Sofia Olhede, and John Toole

1. Introduction Under a changing climate, it is of crucial importance to identify the processes by which adjustments of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) take place in the real ocean. As atmospheric forcings vary, MOC anomalies at high latitudes triggered by changes in deep-water formation travel equatorward along the western boundary as coastally trapped waves, leaving in their wake altered circulations and meridional transports ( Johnson and Marshall 2002 ). Eventually

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Maciej Paprota

1. Introduction Due to the fact that orbits of water waves are not fully closed, a net movement of water mass accompanies the oscillatory motion of the ocean surface. The forward drift of water may be defined as the difference between Lagrangian and Eulerian averages of a flow field ( Bühler 2014 ; van den Bremer and Breivik 2018 ) and is named after Sir G. G. Stokes, who first proposed a theoretical basis for wave-induced mass transport in his pioneering work on irrotational nonlinear wave

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John F. Middleton and Daniel G. Wright

SEPTEMBER 1990 NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE 1521NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCECoastally Trapped Waves in a Stratified Ocean JOHN F. MIDDLETONSchool of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, Australia DANIEL G. WRIGHTPhysical and Chemical Sciences Branch, Bedford Institute of Oceanography,Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 21 August 1989 and 24 January

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Antonio Espejo, Paula Camus, Iñigo J. Losada, and Fernando J. Méndez

uncorrelated wave systems ( Gerling 1992 ; Wang and Hwang 2001 ). This approach, although being useful for some specific applications, relies on the ability to tune various adjustable parameters. On the other hand, because the number of peaks in the directional spectrum is not always the same, independent wave system statistics may not correctly define the real picture of the whole ocean wave energy distribution. Since the 1970s, the synoptic climatology ( Barry and Perry 1973 ) has facilitated the

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Haiyuan Yang, Lixin Wu, Shantong Sun, and Zhaohui Chen

Louazel (2001) , the time scale of the oceanic intrinsic variability is determined by the transit time of the slowest Rossby wave across the basin. We have estimated this transit time at different latitudes in the SCS, and it is shown that the transit time curve peaks at around 16°N with the maximum at 106 days (not shown), consistent with the results from the theoretical calculation. Moreover, we modify c R in the model by varying g ′ in several sensitivity experiments. In Exp34–48 and Exp49

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Pierre Dutrieux, Christophe E. Menkes, Jerome Vialard, Pierre Flament, and Bruno Blanke

1. Introduction In late boreal spring and summer in the tropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the equatorial upwelling front exhibits north–south undulations on a scale of 1000 km ( Legeckis 1977 ; Chavez et al. 1999 ) that shape the sea surface temperature and surface chlorophyll tracer fields in a series of troughs and crests. These patterns have been referred to as tropical instability waves (TIWs). They have periods of 25–35 days and have been shown to translate westward at speeds of 30

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Dirk J. Olbers and Neil Pomphrey

OCTOBER 1981 NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE 1423 NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCEDisqualifying Two Candidates for the Energy Balance of Oceanic Internal Waves DJRK J. OLBERS Max-Planck-lnstitut J~r Meteorologie, Hamburg, West Germany NElL POMPHREY Center for Studies of Nonlinear Dynamics, La

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Robert H. Stewart and Calvin Teague

128 JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY VOLUME 10Dekameter Radar Observations of Ocean Wave Growth and Decay ROBERT H. STEWARTScripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego 92093CALVIN TEAGUE Center for Radar Astronomy. Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (Manuscript received 19 February 1979, in final form 24 August 1979)ABSTRACT Immediately following the passage of

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Chunzai Wang and Robert H. Weisberg

1978 JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY VOLUM-24Equatoriaily Trapped Waves of a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere System CHUNZAI WANG AND ROBERT H. WEISBERGDepartment of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida(Manuscript received 17 May 1993, in final form 23 January 1994) Fa:luatorially trapped waves of a simplified coupled ocean-atmosphere system are described by

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