Journal of Physical Oceanography


Volume 51, Issue 3

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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2019 Journal Impact Factors in the Oceanography category

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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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Impact of evaporation and precipitation on estuarine mixing

Marvin Lorenz, Knut Klingbeil, and Hans Burchard
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An Idealised Model Study of Eddy Energetics in the Western Boundary ‘Graveyard’

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Quantifying residual, eddy, and mean flow effects on mixing in an idealized circumpolar current

Kristin L. Zeiden, Jennifer A. MacKinnon, Matthew H. Alford, Daniel L. Rudnick, Gunnar Voet, and Hemantha Wijesekera
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Structure of submesoscale fronts of the Mississippi River plume

Tao Wang, Roy Barkan, James C. McWilliams, and M. Jeroen Molemaker
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Geometric Constraints on Glacial Fjord-Shelf Exchange

Ken X. Zhao, Andrew L. Stewart, and James C. McWilliams
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Subtidal to supertidal variability of Reynolds stresses in a mid-latitude stratified inner-shelf

André Palóczy, Jennifer A. MacKinnon, and Amy F. Waterhouse
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A modified finescale parameterization for turbulent mixing in the western equatorial Pacific

Chang-Rong Liang, Xiao-Dong Shang, Yong-Feng Qi, Gui-Ying Chen, and Ling-Hui Yu
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Mixing and Transformation in a Deep Western Boundary Current: A Case Study

Carl P. Spingys, Alberto C. Naveira Garabato, Sonya Legg, Kurt L. Polzin, E. Povl Abrahamsen, Christian E. Buckingham, Alexander Forryan, and Eleanor E. Frajka-Williams
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The Cyclonic Mode of Arctic Ocean Circulation

James Morison, Ron Kwok, Suzanne Dickinson, Roger Andersen, Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz, David Morison, Ignatius Rigor, Sarah Dewey, and John Guthrie
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Near-inertial waves and turbulence driven by the growth of swell

Gregory L. Wagner, Gregory P. Chini, Ali Ramadhan, Basile Gallet, and Raffaele Ferrari
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Skills and limitations of the adiabatic omega equation: how effective is it to retrieve oceanic vertical circulation at meso and submesoscale ?

Alice Pietri, Xavier Capet, Francesco d’Ovidio, Marina Levy, Julien Le Sommer, Jean-Marc Molines, and Hervé Giordani
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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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How much Arctic fresh water participates in the subpolar overturning circulation?

Isabela Le Bras, Fiamma Straneo, Morven Muilwijk, Lars H. Smedsrud, Feili Li, M. Susan Lozier, and N. Penny Holliday
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Overturning response to a surface wind stress doubling in an eddying and a non-eddying ocean

Veit Lüschow, Jochem Marotzke, and Jin-Song von Storch
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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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Evaluating Monin-Obukhov Scaling in the Unstable Oceanic Surface Layer

Zhihua Zheng, Ramsey R. Harcourt, and Eric A. D’Asaro
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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

Volume 51 (2021): Issue 3 (Mar 2021)

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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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