Journal of Physical Oceanography

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Volume 51, Issue 5

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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3.318

2019 Journal Impact Factors in the Oceanography category

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Long-distance radiation of Rossby waves from the equatorial current system

J. Thomas Farrar, Theodore Durland, Steven R. Jayne, and James F. Price
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Interaction of near-inertial waves with an anticyclonic vortex

Hossein A. Kafiabad, Jacques Vanneste, and William R. Young
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A Nearshore Oceanic Front Induced By Wave Streaming

Peng Wang, James C. McWilliams, and Yusuke Uchiyama
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A Shelf Water Cascading Event near Cape Hatteras

Lu Han, Harvey Seim, John Bane, Robert E. Todd, and Mike Muglia
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Enhanced Abyssal Mixing in the Equatorial Pacific Associated with Non-Traditional Effects

Bertrand L. Delorme, Leif N. Thomas, Patrick Marchesiello, Jonathan Gula, Guillaume Roullet, and M. Jeroen Molemaker
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Diffusive Staircases in Shear: Dynamics and Heat Transport

Justin M. Brown and Timour Radko
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In the eye of the storm

Edward J. Walsh, C. W. Fairall, and Ivan PopStefanija
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Intraseasonal Sea-Level Variability in the Persian Gulf

Christopher G. Piecuch, Ichiro Fukumori, and Rui M. Ponte
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Boundary layer-mediated vorticity generation in currents over sloping bathymetry

Arjun Jagannathan, Kaushik Srinivasan, James C. McWilliams, M. Jeroen Molemaker, and Andrew L. Stewart
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Topographic Rossby Waves in the Abyssal South China Sea

QI QUAN, ZHONGYA CAI, GUANGZHEN JIN, and ZHIQIANG LIU
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Impact of Sea Spray and Sea Surface Roughness on the Upper Ocean Response to Super Typhoon Haitang (2005)

Lianxin Zhang, Xuefeng Zhang, William Perrie, Changlong Guan, Bo Dan, Chunjian Sun, Xinrong Wu, Kexiu Liu, and Dong Li
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Near-inertial wave critical layers over sloping bathymetry

Lixin Qu, Leif N. Thomas, and Robert D. Hetland
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Seasonal variation of the Antarctic Slope Front occurence and position estimated from an interpolated hydrographic climatology

Etienne Pauthenet, Jean-Baptiste Sallée, Sunke Schmidtko, and David Nerini
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Effects of wave-current interactions on bay-shelf exchange

Dehai Song, Wen Wu, and Qiang Li
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Effects of wave-current interaction on the Eastern China Coastal Waters during super Typhoon Lekima (2019)

Renhao Wu, Shimei Wu, Tianhua Chen, Qinghua Yang, Bo Han, and Han Zhang
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Modulation of cross-isothermal velocities with ENSO in the tropical Pacific cold tongue

Anna-Lena Deppenmeier, Frank O. Bryan, William Kessler, and LuAnne Thompson
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Off-equatorial deep-cycle turbulence forced by Tropical Instability Waves in the equatorial Pacific

D.A. Cherian, D.B. Whitt, R.M. Holmes, R.-C. Lien, S.D. Bachman, and W.G. Large
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On the role of bottom pressure torques in wind-driven gyres

Andrew L. Stewart, James C. McWilliams, and Aviv Solodoch
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Deep-water warming in the Gulf of Mexico from 2003 to 2019.

José Ochoa, Vicente Ferreira-Bartrina, Julio Candela, Julio Sheinbaum, Manuel López, Paula Pérez-Brunius, Sharon Herzka, and Rainer M.W. Amon
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High vertical shear and dissipation in equatorial topographic wakes

Kaushik Srinivasan, James C. McWilliams, and Arjun Jagannathan
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Unravelling interactions between asymmetric tidal turbulence, residual circulation and salinity dynamics in short, periodically weakly stratified estuaries

Xiaoyan Wei, Henk M. Schuttelaars, Megan E. Williams, Jennifer M. Brown, Peter D. Thorne, and Laurent O. Amoudry
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Intermittent frontogenesis in the Alboran Sea

Esther Capó, James C. McWilliams, Evan Mason, and Alejandro Orfila
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Free and forced components of shoaling long waves in the absence of short wave breaking

Stephanie Contardo, Ryan J. Lowe, Jeff E. Hansen, Dirk P. Rijnsdorp, François Dufois, and Graham Symonds
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Parameterizing non-propagating form drag over rough bathymetry

Jody M. Klymak, Dhruv Balwada, Alberto Naveira Garabato, and Ryan Abernathey
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Deep Eastern Boundary Currents: idealized models and dynamics

Xiaoting Yang, Eli Tziperman, and Kevin Speer
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An 8-yr meteotsunami climatology across northwest Europe: 2010–2017

David A Williams, David M Schultz, Kevin J Horsburgh, and Chris W Hughes
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Convection and heat transfer in island (warm) wakes

Cátia C. Azevedo, Carolina M. L. Camargo, José Alves, and Rui M. A. Caldeira
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Numerical Simulations of Melt-Driven Double-Diffusive Fluxes in a Turbulent Boundary Layer beneath an Ice Shelf

Leo Middleton, Catherine A. Vreugdenhil, Paul R. Holland, and John R. Taylor
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Intra-annual Rossby waves destabilization as a potential driver of Low-Latitude Zonal Jets – Barotropic dynamics

Audrey Delpech, Claire Ménesguen, Yves Morel, Leif Thomas, Frédéric Marin, Sophie Cravatte, and Sylvie Le Gentil
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Energetics of a Rotating Wind-forced Horizontal Convection Model of a Reentrant Channel

Varvara E. Zemskova, Brian L. White, and Alberto Scotti
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On the Exchange of Momentum over the Open Ocean

James B. Edson, Venkata Jampana, Robert A. Weller, Sebastien P. Bigorre, Albert J. Plueddemann, Christopher W. Fairall, Scott D. Miller, Larry Mahrt, Dean Vickers, and Hans Hersbach
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Global Patterns of Diapycnal Mixing from Measurements of the Turbulent Dissipation Rate

Amy F. Waterhouse, Jennifer A. MacKinnon, Jonathan D. Nash, Matthew H. Alford, Eric Kunze, Harper L. Simmons, Kurt L. Polzin, Louis C. St. Laurent, Oliver M. Sun, Robert Pinkel, Lynne D. Talley, Caitlin B. Whalen, Tycho N. Huussen, Glenn S. Carter, Ilker Fer, Stephanie Waterman, Alberto C. Naveira Garabato, Thomas B. Sanford, and Craig M. Lee
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Satellite Observations of Mesoscale Eddy-Induced Ekman Pumping

Peter Gaube, Dudley B. Chelton, Roger M. Samelson, Michael G. Schlax, and Larry W. O’Neill
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Energy Flux and Dissipation in Luzon Strait: Two Tales of Two Ridges

Matthew H. Alford, Jennifer A. MacKinnon, Jonathan D. Nash, Harper Simmons, Andy Pickering, Jody M. Klymak, Robert Pinkel, Oliver Sun, Luc Rainville, Ruth Musgrave, Tamara Beitzel, Ke-Hsien Fu, and Chung-Wei Lu

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