Bottom dissipation of subinertial currents at the Atlantic zonal boundaries

@inproceedings{Wright2012BottomDO,
  title={Bottom dissipation of subinertial currents at the Atlantic zonal boundaries},
  author={C. J. Wright and R. B. Scott and Brian K. Arbic and D. F. Furnival},
  year={2012}
}
  • C. J. Wright, R. B. Scott, +1 author D. F. Furnival
  • Published 2012
[1] Estimates of the dissipation of subinertial currents due to bottom boundary layer drag at the eastern and western boundaries of the North Atlantic ocean, between 15 N and 60 N, are computed using data from the world’s largest archive of ocean current meter time series. We show from these data that a significant proportion of such loss in this region is due to dissipation at the western boundary ocean floor via quadratic bottom boundary layer drag, with an estimated 40–60% (31–47 GW) of the… CONTINUE READING