Kinetic Energy of Eddy‐Like Features From Sea Surface Altimetry

  title={Kinetic Energy of Eddy‐Like Features From Sea Surface Altimetry},
  author={Josu{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez‐Moreno and Andrew McC. Hogg and Andrew E. Kiss and Navid C. Constantinou and Adele K. Morrison},
  journal={Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems},
  pages={3090 - 3105}
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