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Serguei Sokolov and Stephen R. Rintoul

Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the southeast Pacific. Deep-Sea Res. II , 42 , 933 – 954 . Rhines , P. B. , 1975 : Waves and turbulence on a β -plane. J. Fluid Mech. , 69 , 417 – 433 . Rhines , P. B. , 1977 : The dynamics of unsteady currents: Marine modeling. The Sea , E. D. Goldberg et al., Eds., Ocean Engineering Science, Vol. 6, John Wiley and Sons, 189–318 . Rhines , P. B. , 1989 : Deep planetary circulation over topography: Simple models of midocean flows. J. Phys. Oceanogr

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Walter Munk and Bruce Bills

nonlinearities other than squaring. 7. Internal tides and shear instability Consider first, the long surface waves ( kH ≪ 1) of small amplitude ( A / H ≪ 1), with designating vertical displacement and horizontal particle velocity. Conservation of mass requires H ∂ u /∂ x = −∂ η /∂ t , or For a horizontal displacement ξ = B sin( kx − ωt ), we have − Bω = U and from (21) For H = 4 km, T = 12.4 h , C = 200 m s −1 , λ = CT = 8920 km, kH = 0.0028, and A = 0.5 m, we have B = 177 m

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Ichiro Fukumori, Dimitris Menemenlis, and Tong Lee

understood as being due to wind-driven coastal Kelvin waves and their anisotropic propagation. Only coastal Kelvin waves generated to the south can propagate to the strait and affect its net transport at a later instant (20 days for Figs. 11c and 11d ). That the sensitivity at larger lags ( Figs. 11c and 11d ) is much smaller than at zero lag ( Figs. 11a and 11b ) indicates that the adjustment time scale for the wind-driven basin-wide sea level change is shorter than 20 days (time interval in the figure

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