Baroclinic and barotropic aspects of the wind-driven 3 ocean circulation

@inproceedings{Ghil1999BaroclinicAB,
  title={Baroclinic and barotropic aspects of the wind-driven 3 ocean circulation},
  author={Michael Ghil and Y. Feliks and Laxmi Sushama},
  year={1999}
}
10 The double-gyre circulation induced by a symmetric wind-stress pattern in a quasi-geostrophic model of the mid-latitude 11 ocean is studied analytically and numerically. The model is discretized vertically by projection onto normal modes of the 12 mean stratification. Within its horizontally rectangular domain, the numerical model captures the wind-driven circulation’s 13 three dynamic regimes: (1) a basin-scale double-gyre circulation, cyclonic in the basin’s northern part and anticyclonic… CONTINUE READING