Boundary current separation in a quasigeostrophic, eddy-resolving ocean circulation model

D. B. Haidvogel, J. C. McWilliams, P. R. Gent

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Abstract

The response of a rectangular, flat-bottom, eddy-resolving, quasigeostrophic ocean to a steady, double-gyre wind stress is studied to assess the sensitivity of the solutions to a partial-slip lateral boundary condition in which tangential stress is proportional to tangential velocity. The results strongly indicate that separation in this model is most easily understood diagnostically as the consequence of boundary current deceleration due to an adverse, along-boundary pressure gradient. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882-902
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Physical Oceanography
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography

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