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The authors apply a one-dimensional mixed layer model, based on second moment closure of turbulence, to study the characteristics of turbulence in the equatorial mixed layer. In particular, they focus on characteristics such as the TKE and the dissipation rate in the upper layers of the...
Sea level observations at Cape Bon, Tunisia, and Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, show that large, coherent oscillations exist across the Strait of Sicily with significant energy bands centered at periods of 35.3, 41.6, 50.6, 75.8, and 134.5 min, whose possible structure is confirmed by a numerical...
The East Greenland Current (EGC) in Fram Strait is examined in summer, based on the hydrographic data from the MIZEX 84 experiment, and its dynamics is further analyzed using a simple analytical model. From the observed density field, the southward geostrophic transport relative to the bottom in...
The thermohaline exchange between the Atlantic and the Southern Ocean is analyzed, using a dataset based on WOCE hydrographic data. It is shown that the salt and heat transports brought about by the South Atlantic subtropical gyre play an essential role in the Atlantic heat and salt budgets. It...
Ice melts when it is in contact with ocean waters that have temperatures above the in situ freezing point. The product is a mixture of meltwater and seawater having properties intermediate between those of the two components. Density is one of the properties that is affected, and this has...
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