Parameterization of mesoscale eddies as inferred from a high-resolution circulation model.

Rix, Nils H. and Willebrand, Jürgen (1996) Parameterization of mesoscale eddies as inferred from a high-resolution circulation model. Open Access Journal of Physical Oceanography, 26(10) . pp. 2281-2285. DOI 10.1175/1520-0485(1996)026<2281:POMEAI>2.0.CO;2.

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Abstract

The compatibility of the Gent and McWilliams thickness mixing parameterization with perturbation thickness fluxes evaluated from eddy-resolving North Atlantic model results is investigated. After extensive spatial and temporal averaging, a linear correlation between the parameterized fluxes and those calculated directly from model fluctuations in the subtropics could be found. A direct estimate of a constant mixing parameter κ could be inferred in the order of 1.0 × 107 cm2 s−1.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-TM Theory and Modeling
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1175/1520-0485(1996)026<2281:POMEAI>2.0.CO;2
ISSN: 0022-3670
Projects: WOCE
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:23
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 13:09
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/44

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