Journal of Physical Oceanography

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Volume 52, Issue 1

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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Overlapping boundary layers in coastal oceans

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The Role of Atlantic Basin Geometry in Meridional Overturning Circulation

Sarah Ragen, Kyle C. Armour, LuAnne Thompson, Andrew Shao, and David Darr
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Export of ice sheet meltwater from Upernavik Fjord, West Greenland

Morven Muilwijk, Fiamma Straneo, Donald A. Slater, Lars H. Smedsrud, James Holte, Michael Wood, Camilla S. Andresen, and Ben Harden
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On the Origins of the Oceanic Ultraviolet Catastrophe

Giovanni Dematteis, Kurt Polzin, and Yuri V. Lvov
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Reduction in meridional heat export contributes to recent Indian Ocean warming

K. McMonigal, Kathryn L. Gunn, Lisa M. Beal, Shane Elipot, and Josh K. Willis
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The small-scale instability of the air-water interface responsible for the bag-breakup fragmentation

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Spatial and subannual variability of the Antarctic Slope Current in an eddying ocean-sea ice model

Wilma G. C. Huneke, Adele K. Morrison, and Andrew McC. Hogg
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A four-dimensional survey of the Almeria-Oran front by underwater gliders: Tracers and circulation

Daniel L. Rudnick, Nikolaos D. Zarokanellos, and Joaquin Tintoré
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Interaction between upper-ocean submesoscale currents and convective turbulence

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Winter Convective Mixing in the northern Arabian Sea during Contrasting Monsoons

Prasad G. Thoppil, Alan J. Wallcraft, and Tommy G. Jensen
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Intraseasonal Variability of Upper Ocean Heat Fluxes in the Central Bay of Bengal

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On the Exchange of Momentum over the Open Ocean

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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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An Estimate of the Lorenz Energy Cycle for the World Ocean Based on the STORM/NCEP Simulation

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Arctic Ocean Warming Contributes to Reduced Polar Ice Cap

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Double Diffusion in Saline Powell Lake, British Columbia

Benjamin Scheifele, Rich Pawlowicz, Tobias Sommer, and Alfred Wüest
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On the Exchange of Momentum over the Open Ocean

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