Isopycnal Eddy Diffusivities and Critical Layers in the Kuroshio Extension from an Eddying Ocean Model

  title={Isopycnal Eddy Diffusivities and Critical Layers in the Kuroshio Extension from an Eddying Ocean Model},
  author={Ru Dong Chen and Julie L. McClean and Sarah T. Gille},
High spatial resolution isopycnal diffusivities are estimated in the Kuroshio Extension (KE) region (288– 408N, 1208–1908E) from a global 1/108 Parallel Ocean Program (POP) simulation. The numerical float tracks are binned using a clustering approach. The number of tracks in each bin is thus roughly the same leading to diffusivity estimates that converge better than those in bins defined by a regular geographic grid. Cross-stream diffusivities are elevated in the southern recirculation gyre… CONTINUE READING


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