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Author Ajayi, A.; Le Sommer, J.; Chassignet, E.; Molines, J.-M.; Xu, X.; Albert, A.; Cosme, E. url  doi
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  Title Spatial and Temporal Variability of the North Atlantic Eddy Field From Two Kilometric-Resolution Ocean Models Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2020 Publication Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Abbreviated Journal J. Geophys. Res. Oceans  
  Volume 125 Issue 5 Pages  
  Keywords submesoscales; fine‐ scales; enstrophy; eddies; SWOT  
  Abstract Ocean circulation is dominated by turbulent geostrophic eddy fields with typical scales ranging from 10 to 300 km. At mesoscales (>50 km), the size of eddy structures varies regionally following the Rossby radius of deformation. The variability of the scale of smaller eddies is not well known due to the limitations in existing numerical simulations and satellite capability. Nevertheless, it is well established that oceanic flows (<50 km) generally exhibit strong seasonality. In this study, we present a basin&#8208;scale analysis of coherent structures down to 10&#8201;km in the North Atlantic Ocean using two submesoscale&#8208;permitting ocean models, a NEMO&#8208;based North Atlantic simulation with a horizontal resolution of 1/60 (NATL60) and an HYCOM&#8208;based Atlantic simulation with a horizontal resolution of 1/50 (HYCOM50). We investigate the spatial and temporal variability of the scale of eddy structures with a particular focus on eddies with scales of 10 to 100&#8201;km, and examine the impact of the seasonality of submesoscale energy on the seasonality and distribution of coherent structures in the North Atlantic. Our results show an overall good agreement between the two models in terms of surface wave number spectra and seasonal variability. The key findings of the paper are that (i) the mean size of ocean eddies show strong seasonality; (ii) this seasonality is associated with an increased population of submesoscale eddies (10&#65533;50&#8201;km) in winter; and (iii) the net release of available potential energy associated with mixed layer instability is responsible for the emergence of the increased population of submesoscale eddies in wintertime.  
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  ISSN 2169-9275 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ user @ Serial 1104  
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Author Chassignet, E.P.; Xu, X. url  doi
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  Title Impact of Horizontal Resolution (1/12° to 1/50°) on Gulf Stream Separation, Penetration, and Variability Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2017 Publication Journal of Physical Oceanography Abbreviated Journal J. Phys. Oceanogr.  
  Volume 47 Issue 8 Pages 1999-2021  
  Keywords Ocean; Boundary currents; Eddies; Mesoscale processes; Ocean circulation; Ocean dynamics  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0022-3670 ISBN Medium  
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  Funding Approved $loc['no']  
  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 17  
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Author Dukhovskoy, D.S.; Leben, R.R.; Chassignet, E.P.; Hall, C.A.; Morey, S.L.; Nedbor-Gross, R. url  doi
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  Title Characterization of the uncertainty of loop current metrics using a multidecadal numerical simulation and altimeter observations Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2015 Publication Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers Abbreviated Journal Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers  
  Volume 100 Issue Pages 140-158  
  Keywords Eddies and mesoscale processes; Gulf of Mexico; Loop Current; Satellite altimetry; Ocean modeling; Ocean front detection  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0967-0637 ISBN Medium  
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  Funding Approved $loc['no']  
  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 100  
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Author Fox-Kemper, B.; Adcroft, A.; Böning, C.W.; Chassignet, E.P.; Curchitser, E.; Danabasoglu, G.; Eden, C.; England, M.H.; Gerdes, R.; Greatbatch, R.J.; Griffies, S.M.; Hallberg, R.W.; Hanert, E.; Heimbach, P.; Hewitt, H.T.; Hill, C.N.; Komuro, Y.; Legg, S.; Le Sommer, J.; Masina, S.; Marsland, S.J.; Penny, S.G.; Qiao, F.; Ringler, T.D.; Treguier, A.M.; Tsujino, H.; Uotila, P.; Yeager, S.G. url  doi
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  Title Challenges and Prospects in Ocean Circulation Models Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2019 Publication Frontiers in Marine Science Abbreviated Journal Front. Mar. Sci.  
  Volume 6 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Southern Ocean; Overturning Circulation: Regional sea level; submesoscale; ice shelves; turbulence  
  Abstract We revisit the challenges and prospects for ocean circulation models following Griffies et al. (2010). Over the past decade, ocean circulation models evolved through improved understanding, numerics, spatial discretization, grid configurations, parameterizations, data assimilation, environmental monitoring, and process-level observations and modeling. Important large scale applications over the last decade are simulations of the Southern Ocean, the Meridional Overturning Circulation and its variability, and regional sea level change. Submesoscale variability is now routinely resolved in process models and permitted in a few global models, and submesoscale effects are parameterized in most global models. The scales where nonhydrostatic effects become important are beginning to be resolved in regional and process models. Coupling to sea ice, ice shelves, and high-resolution atmospheric models has stimulated new ideas and driven improvements in numerics. Observations have provided insight into turbulence and mixing around the globe and its consequences are assessed through perturbed physics models. Relatedly, parameterizations of the mixing and overturning processes in boundary layers and the ocean interior have improved. New diagnostics being used for evaluating models alongside present and novel observations are briefly referenced. The overall goal is summarizing new developments in ocean modeling, including how new and existing observations can be used, what modeling challenges remain, and how simulations can be used to support observations.  
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  ISSN 2296-7745 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ user @ Serial 1011  
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Author Gentemann, C.L.; Clayson, C.A.; Brown, S.; Lee, T.; Parfitt, R.; Farrar, J.T.; Bourassa, M.; Minnett, P.J.; Seo, H.; Gille, S.T.; Zlotnicki, V. url  doi
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  Title FluxSat: Measuring the Ocean-Atmosphere Turbulent Exchange of Heat and Moisture from Space Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2020 Publication Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal Remote Sensing  
  Volume 12 Issue 11 Pages 1796  
  Keywords air-sea interactions; mesoscale; fluxes  
  Abstract Recent results using wind and sea surface temperature data from satellites and high-resolution coupled models suggest that mesoscale ocean-atmosphere interactions affect the locations and evolution of storms and seasonal precipitation over continental regions such as the western US and Europe. The processes responsible for this coupling are difficult to verify due to the paucity of accurate air-sea turbulent heat and moisture flux data. These fluxes are currently derived by combining satellite measurements that are not coincident and have differing and relatively low spatial resolutions, introducing sampling errors that are largest in regions with high spatial and temporal variability. Observational errors related to sensor design also contribute to increased uncertainty. Leveraging recent advances in sensor technology, we here describe a satellite mission concept, FluxSat, that aims to simultaneously measure all variables necessary for accurate estimation of ocean-atmosphere turbulent heat and moisture fluxes and capture the effect of oceanic mesoscale forcing. Sensor design is expected to reduce observational errors of the latent and sensible heat fluxes by almost 50%. FluxSat will improve the accuracy of the fluxes at spatial scales critical to understanding the coupled ocean-atmosphere boundary layer system, providing measurements needed to improve weather forecasts and climate model simulations.  
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  ISSN 2072-4292 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ user @ Serial 1111  
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Author Krishnamurti, T.N.; Kumar, V.; Simon, A.; Thomas, A.; Bhardwaj, A.; Das, S.; Senroy, S.; Roy Bhowmik, S.K. url  doi
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  Title March of buoyancy elements during extreme rainfall over India Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2017 Publication Climate Dynamics Abbreviated Journal Clim Dyn  
  Volume 48 Issue 5-6 Pages 1931-1951  
  Keywords Monsoon; Mesoscale; Buoyancy  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0930-7575 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 84  
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Author Luecke, C.A.; Arbic, B.K.; Bassette, S.L.; Richman, J.G.; Shriver, J.F.; Alford, M.H.; Smedstad, O.M.; Timko, P.G.; Trossman, D.S.; Wallcraft, A.J. url  doi
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  Title The Global Mesoscale Eddy Available Potential Energy Field in Models and Observations Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2017 Publication Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Abbreviated Journal J. Geophys. Res. Oceans  
  Volume 122 Issue 11 Pages 9126-9143  
  Keywords eddy available potential energy; mesoscale eddies; mixing; model-data comparison; ocean energy reservoirs; Argo  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2169-9275 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 464  
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Author Luecke, C.A.; Arbic, B.K.; Bassette, S.L.; Richman, J.G.; Shriver, J.F.; Alford, M.H.; Smedstad, O.M.; Timko, P.G.; Trossman, D.S.; Wallcraft, A.J. url  doi
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  Title The Global Mesoscale Eddy Available Potential Energy Field in Models and Observations: GLOBAL LOW-FREQUENCY EDDY APE Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2017 Publication Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Abbreviated Journal J. Geophys. Res. Oceans  
  Volume 122 Issue 11 Pages 9126-9143  
  Keywords eddy available potential energy; mesoscale eddies; mixing; model&#8208; data comparison; ocean energy reservoirs; Argo  
  Abstract Global maps of the mesoscale eddy available potential energy (EAPE) field at a depth of 500 m are created using potential density anomalies in a high&#8208;resolution 1/12.5° global ocean model. Maps made from both a free&#8208;running simulation and a data&#8208;assimilative reanalysis of the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) are compared with maps made by other researchers from density anomalies in Argo profiles. The HYCOM and Argo maps display similar features, especially in the dominance of western boundary currents. The reanalysis maps match the Argo maps more closely, demonstrating the added value of data assimilation. Global averages of the simulation, reanalysis, and Argo EAPE all agree to within about 10%. The model and Argo EAPE fields are compared to EAPE computed from temperature anomalies in a data set of “moored historical observations” (MHO) in conjunction with buoyancy frequencies computed from a global climatology. The MHO data set allows for an estimate of the EAPE in high&#8208;frequency motions that is aliased into the Argo EAPE values. At MHO locations, 15–32% of the EAPE in the Argo estimates is due to aliased motions having periods of 10 days or less. Spatial averages of EAPE in HYCOM, Argo, and MHO data agree to within 50% at MHO locations, with both model estimates lying within error bars observations. Analysis of the EAPE field in an idealized model, in conjunction with published theory, suggests that much of the scatter seen in comparisons of different EAPE estimates is to be expected given the chaotic, unpredictable nature of mesoscale eddies.  
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  Call Number COAPS @ rl18 @ Serial 992  
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Author Nguyen, T. T. url  openurl
  Title Variability of Cross-Slope Flow in the Desoto Canyon Region Type $loc['typeManuscript']
  Year 2014 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords cross-slope flow; DeSoto Canyon region; Loop Current's impact; mesoscale circulation; upwelling and downwelling; wind-driven upwelling  
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  Address Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science  
  Corporate Author Thesis $loc['Master's thesis']  
  Publisher Florida State University Place of Publication Tallahassee, FL Editor  
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  Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 167  
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Author Robinson, W.; Speich, S.; Chassignet, E. url  doi
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  Title Exploring the Interplay Between Ocean Eddies and the Atmosphere Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2018 Publication Eos Abbreviated Journal Eos  
  Volume 99 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Mesoscale; Climate; Variability; Atmospheric  
  Abstract Climate models, for the first time, have sufficient resolution to capture mesoscale ocean eddies and their interactions with the atmosphere.New model results suggest that the atmosphere, at weather scales or larger, responds to cumulative effects of the much smaller ocean eddies. Intriguing new model results presented at the workshop suggested that the atmosphere, at weather scales or larger.  
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  ISSN 2324-9250 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number COAPS @ rl18 @ Serial 988  
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