Generation and unstable evolution of a density-driven Eastern Poleward Current : The Iberian Poleward Current

  title={Generation and unstable evolution of a density-driven Eastern Poleward Current : The Iberian Poleward Current},
  author={{\'A}lvaro Peliz and J Dubert and Dale B. Haidvogel and Bernard Le Cann},
[1] The generation and evolution of a density-driven Eastern Poleward Current is investigated using a high-resolution primitive equation numerical model. The simulations focus on the Iberian Poleward Current (IPC) as a case study. The flow is generated by a meridional upper ocean density gradient balanced by an eastward surface-intensified flow that adjusts at the coastal margin. The resulting current system has a baroclinic character with poleward flow at the surface layer, and equatorward… CONTINUE READING
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