Pathways into the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent : A Trajectory Analysis

  title={Pathways into the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent : A Trajectory Analysis},
  author={Paul Goodman and Wilco Hazeleger and P. H. de Vries},
A time-dependent trajectory algorithm is used to determine the sources of the Pacific Ocean Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) in a global climate model with 1⁄4° (eddy permitting) resolution and forced with realistic winds. The primary sources and pathways are identified, and the transformation of properties in temperature/salinity space is explored. An estimate for the quantity of recirculation, a notoriously difficult property to estimate from observational data, is given. Over two-thirds of the… CONTINUE READING


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