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Oceanic vertical mixing: a review and a model with a nonlocal boundary layer parameterization
If model parameterizations of unresolved physics, such as the variety of upper ocean mixing processes, are to hold over the large range of time and space scales of importance to climate, they must beExpand
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The regional oceanic modeling system (ROMS): a split-explicit, free-surface, topography-following-coordinate oceanic model
Abstract The purpose of this study is to find a combination of optimal numerical algorithms for time-stepping and mode-splitting suitable for a high-resolution, free-surface, terrain-followingExpand
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Isopycnal mixing in ocean circulation models
Abstract A subgrid-scale form for mesoscale eddy mixing on isopycnal surfaces is proposed for use in non-eddy-resolving ocean circulation models. The mixing is applied in isopycnal coordinates toExpand
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Parameterizing eddy-induced tracer transports in ocean circulation models
Abstract It is shown that the effects of mesoscale eddies on tracer transports can be parameterized in a large-scale model by additional advection and diffusion of tracers. Thus, tracers are advectedExpand
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Langmuir turbulence in the ocean
Solutions are analysed from large-eddy simulations of the phase-averaged equations for oceanic currents in the surface planetary boundary layer (PBL), where the averaging is over high-frequencyExpand
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Mesoscale to Submesoscale Transition in the California Current System. Part I: Flow Structure, Eddy Flux, and Observational Tests
In computational simulations of an idealized subtropical eastern boundary upwelling current system, similar to the California Current, a submesoscale transition occurs in the eddy variability as theExpand
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North Pacific Gyre Oscillation links ocean climate and ecosystem change
Decadal fluctuations in salinity, nutrients, chlorophyll, a variety of zooplankton taxa, and fish stocks in the Northeast Pacific are often poorly correlated with the most widely-used index ofExpand
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A method for computing horizontal pressure‐gradient force in an oceanic model with a nonaligned vertical coordinate
[1] Discretization of the pressure-gradient force is a long-standing problem in terrain-following (or σ) coordinate oceanic modeling. When the isosurfaces of the vertical coordinate are not alignedExpand
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Open boundary conditions for long-term integration of regional oceanic models
Regional oceanic models can be developed and used efficiently for the investigation of regional and coastal domains, provided a satisfactory prescription for the open boundary conditions (OBCs) isExpand
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Ocean forecasting in terrain-following coordinates: Formulation and skill assessment of the Regional Ocean Modeling System
Systematic improvements in algorithmic design of regional ocean circulation models have led to significant enhancement in simulation ability across a wide range of space/time scales and marine system types. Expand
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