A numerical study of island wakes in the Southern California Bight

@inproceedings{Dong2007ANS,
  title={A numerical study of island wakes in the Southern California Bight},
  author={Changming Dong and James C. McWilliams},
  year={2007}
}
With the existence of eight substantial islands in the Southern California Bight, the oceanic circulation is significantly affected by island wakes. In this paper a high-resolution numerical model (on a 1 km grid), forced by a high-resolution wind (2 km), is used to study the wakes. Island wakes arise due both to currents moving past islands and to wind wakes that force lee currents in response. A comparison between simulations with and without islands shows the surface enstrophy (i.e., area… CONTINUE READING