Ocean Response to Wind Variations , Warm Water Volume , and Simple Models of ENSO in the Low-Frequency Approximation

@inproceedings{Fedorov2010OceanRT,
  title={Ocean Response to Wind Variations , Warm Water Volume , and Simple Models of ENSO in the Low-Frequency Approximation},
  author={Alexey V Fedorov},
  year={2010}
}
Physical processes that control ENSO are relatively fast. For instance, it takes only several months for a Kelvin wave to cross the Pacific basin (Tk ’ 2 months), while Rossby waves travel the same distance in about half a year. Compared to such short time scales, the typical periodicity of El Niño is much longer (T ’ 2–7 yr). Thus, ENSO is fundamentally a low-frequency phenomenon in the context of these faster processes. Here, the author takes advantage of this fact and uses the smallness of… CONTINUE READING

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