Okhotsk Sea Kashevarov Bank polynya : Its dependence on diurnal and fortnightly tides and its initial formation

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[1] A powerful resonance in the O1 and K1 diurnal tides occurs over the Kashevarov Bank in the Okhotsk Sea. Model studies show that this resonance creates tidal mixing and an associated vertical heat flux, both with diurnal and fortnightly components. In midwinter this flux controls the behavior of the resultant polynya; in early winter it affects the… (More)

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