Lagrangian transport through an ocean front in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea

@inproceedings{Mancho2004LagrangianTT,
  title={Lagrangian transport through an ocean front in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Ana M. Mancho},
  year={2004}
}
We analyze with the tools of lobe dynamics the velocity field from a numerical simulation of the surface circulation in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. We identify relevant hyperbolic trajectories and their manifolds, and show that the transport mechanism known as the ‘turnstile’, previously identified in abstract dynamical systems and simplified model flows, is also at work in this complex and rather realistic ocean flow. In addition nonlinear dynamics techniques are shown to be powerful… CONTINUE READING
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