Wind influence on the mesoscale activity along the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic currents

@inproceedings{Garnier1999WindIO,
  title={Wind influence on the mesoscale activity along the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic currents},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Garnier and Richard Schopp},
  year={1999}
}
Two independent data sets are used to diagnose the wind effect on the mesoscale activity in the North Atlantic Ocean. The oceanic surface variability is described with TOPEX/Poseidon sea surface height measurements from October 1992 to September 1997. Spatial extensions and temporal variations of high mesoscale activity are compared with the zonal and meridional components of the ERS-1 wind stress, the Ekman pumping, and the zonal Sverdrupian velocity. Regions with high mesoscale surface… CONTINUE READING