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Author (up) van Sebille, E.; Griffies, S.M.; Abernathey, R.; Adams, T.P.; Berloff, P.; Biastoch, A.; Blanke, B.; Chassignet, E.P.; Cheng, Y.; Cotter, C.J.; Deleersnijder, E.; Döös, K.; Drake, H.F.; Drijfhout, S.; Gary, S.F.; Heemink, A.W.; Kjellsson, J.; Koszalka, I.M.; Lange, M.; Lique, C.; MacGilchrist, G.A.; Marsh, R.; Mayorga Adame, C.G.; McAdam, R.; Nencioli, F.; Paris, C.B.; Piggott, M.D.; Polton, J.A.; Rühs, S.; Shah, S.H.A.M.; Thomas, M.D.; Wang, J.; Wolfram, P.J.; Zanna, L.; Zika, J.D.
Title Lagrangian ocean analysis: Fundamentals and practices Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2018 Publication Ocean Modelling Abbreviated Journal Ocean Modelling
Volume 121 Issue Pages 49-75
Keywords Ocean circulation; Lagrangian analysis; Connectivity; Particle tracking; Future modelling
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ISSN 1463-5003 ISBN Medium
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Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 466
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Author (up) Xu, X.; Rhines, P.B.; Chassignet, E.P.
Title On Mapping the Diapycnal Water Mass Transformation of the Upper North Atlantic Ocean Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2018 Publication Journal of Physical Oceanography Abbreviated Journal J. Phys. Oceanogr.
Volume 48 Issue 10 Pages 2233-2258
Keywords Atmosphere-ocean interaction; Boundary currents; Diapycnal mixing; Fronts; Thermocline circulation
Abstract Diapycnal water mass transformation is the essence behind the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) and the associated heat/freshwater transports. Existing studies have mostly focused on the transformation that is forced by surface buoyancy fluxes, and the role of interior mixing is much less known. This study maps the three-dimensional structure of the diapycnal transformation, both surface forced and mixing induced, using results of a high-resolution numerical model that have been shown to represent the large-scale structure of the AMOC and the North Atlantic subpolar/subtropical gyres well. The analyses show that 1) annual mean transformation takes place seamlessly from the subtropical to the subpolar North Atlantic following the surface buoyancy loss along the northward-flowing upper AMOC limb; 2) mixing, including wintertime convection and warm-season restratification by mesoscale eddies in the mixed layer and submixed layer diapycnal mixing, drives transformations of (i) Subtropical Mode Water in the southern part of the subtropical gyre and (ii) Labrador Sea Water in the Labrador Sea and on its southward path in the western Newfoundland Basin; and 3) patterns of diapycnal transformations toward lighter and denser water do not align zonally�the net three-dimensional transformation is significantly stronger than the zonally integrated, two-dimensional AMOC streamfunction (50% in the southern subtropical North Atlantic and 60% in the western subpolar North Atlantic).
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ISSN 0022-3670 ISBN Medium
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Call Number COAPS @ user @ Serial 951
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Author (up) Xu, X.; Rhines, P.B.; Chassignet, E.P.; Schmitz Jr., W.J.
Title Spreading of Denmark Strait Overflow Water in the Western Subpolar North Atlantic: Insights from Eddy-Resolving Simulations with a Passive Tracer Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2015 Publication Journal of Physical Oceanography Abbreviated Journal J. Phys. Oceanogr.
Volume 45 Issue 12 Pages 2913-2932
Keywords Circulation/ Dynamics; Abyssal circulation; Boundary currents; Ocean circulation; Ocean dynamics; Potential vorticity; Topographic effects
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ISSN 0022-3670 ISBN Medium
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Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 116
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Author (up) Zavala-Hidalgo, J.
Title Seasonal circulation on the western shelf of the Gulf of Mexico using a high-resolution numerical model Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2003 Publication Journal of Geophysical Research Abbreviated Journal J. Geophys. Res.
Volume 108 Issue C12 Pages
Keywords shelf circulation; western Gulf of Mexico
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ISSN 0148-0227 ISBN Medium
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Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 467
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Author (up) Zavala-Hidalgo, J.; Gallegos-García, A.; Martínez-López, B.; Morey, S.L.; O'Brien, J.J.
Title Seasonal upwelling on the Western and Southern Shelves of the Gulf of Mexico Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2006 Publication Ocean Dynamics Abbreviated Journal Ocean Dynamics
Volume 56 Issue 3-4 Pages 333-338
Keywords Gulf of Mexico; coastal upwelling; coastal circulation; AVHRR SST
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ISSN 1616-7341 ISBN Medium
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Funding ONR, NASA Approved $loc['no']
Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 435
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Author (up) Zhang, M.; Wu, Z.; Qiao, F.
Title Deep Atlantic Ocean Warming Facilitated by the Deep Western Boundary Current and Equatorial Kelvin Waves Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2018 Publication Journal of Climate Abbreviated Journal J. Climate
Volume 31 Issue 20 Pages 8541-8555
Keywords Ocean; Atlantic Ocean; Heating; Kelvin waves; Ocean circulation; Oceanic variability; EMPIRICAL MODE DECOMPOSITION; NONSTATIONARY TIME-SERIES; NORTH-ATLANTIC; CLIMATE-CHANGE; HEAT-CONTENT; HIATUS; VARIABILITY; CIRCULATION; TEMPERATURE; PACIFIC
Abstract Increased heat storage in deep oceans has been proposed to account for the slowdown of global surface warming since the end of the twentieth century. How the imbalanced heat at the surface has been redistributed to deep oceans remains to be elucidated. Here, the evolution of deep Atlantic Ocean heat storage since 1950 on multidecadal or longer time scales is revealed. The anomalous heat in the deep Labrador Sea was transported southward by the shallower core of the deep western boundary current (DWBC). Upon reaching the equator around 1980, this heat transport route bifurcated into two, with one continuing southward along the DWBC and the other extending eastward along a narrow strip (about 4 degrees width) centered at the equator. In the 1990s and 2000s, meridional diffusion helped to spread warming in the tropics, making the eastward equatorial warming extension have a narrow head and wider tail. The deep Atlantic Ocean warming since 1950 had overlapping variability of approximately 60 years. The results suggest that the current basinwide Atlantic Ocean warming at depths of 1000-2000 m can be traced back to the subsurface warming in the Labrador Sea in the 1950s. An inference from these results is that the increased heat storage in the twenty-first century in the deep Atlantic Ocean is unlikely to partly account for the atmospheric radiative imbalance during the last two decades and to serve as an explanation for the current warming hiatus.
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Call Number COAPS @ user @ Serial 950
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Author (up) Zhao, X.; Zhou, C.; Xu, X.; Ye, R.; Tian, J.; Zhao, W.
Title Deep Circulation in the South China Sea Simulated in a Regional Model Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2019 Publication Ocean Sci. Discuss Abbreviated Journal Ocean Sci. Discuss
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords Sea Marine, Oceanography/CIMST, PacificOcean, continuous current-meter, deep circulation, deep western boundary
Abstract The South China Sea (SCS) is the largest marginal sea in the northwest Pacific Ocean. In this study, deep circulation in the SCS is investigated using results from eddy-resolving, regional simulations using the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) verified by continuous current-meter observations. Analysis of these results provides a detailed spatial structure and temporal variability of the deep circulation in the SCS. The major features of the SCS deep circulation are a basin-scale cyclonic gyre and a concentrated deep western boundary current (DWBC). Transport of the DWBC is ∼ 2 Sv at 16.5° N with a width of ∼53 km. Flowing southwestward, the narrow DWBC becomes weaker with a wider range. The model results reveal the existence of 80- to 120-day oscillation in the deep northeastern circulation and the DWBC, which are also the areas with elevated eddy kinetic energy. This intraseasonal oscillation propagates northwestward with a velocity amplitude of ∼ 1.0 to 1.5 cm s-1. The distribution of mixing parameters in the deep SCS plays a role in both spatial structure and volume transport of the deep circulation. Compared with the northern shelf of the SCS with the Luzon Strait, deep circulation in the SCS is more sensitive to the large vertical mixing parameters of the Zhongsha Island Chain area.
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Call Number COAPS @ user @ Serial 1013
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Author (up) Zheng, Y.; Zhang, R.; Bourassa, M.A.
Title Impact of East Asian Winter and Australian Summer Monsoons on the Enhanced Surface Westerlies over the Western Tropical Pacific Ocean Preceding the El Niño Onset Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2014 Publication Journal of Climate Abbreviated Journal J. Climate
Volume 27 Issue 5 Pages 1928-1944
Keywords Atmospheric circulation; Forcing; Dynamics; Monsoons; Wind
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Call Number COAPS @ mfield @ Serial 155
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Author (up) Zou, S.; Lozier, M.S.; Xu, X.
Title Latitudinal Structure of the Meridional Overturning Circulation Variability on Interannual to Decadal Time Scales in the North Atlantic Ocean Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
Year 2020 Publication Journal of Climate Abbreviated Journal J. Climate
Volume 33 Issue 9 Pages 3845-3862
Keywords Deep convection; Ocean circulation; Thermocline circulation
Abstract The latitudinal structure of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) variability in the North Atlantic is investigated using numerical results from three ocean circulation simulations over the past four to five decades. We show that AMOC variability south of the Labrador Sea (53°N) to 25°N can be decomposed into a latitudinally coherent component and a gyre-opposing component. The latitudinally coherent component contains both decadal and interannual variabilities. The coherent decadal AMOC variability originates in the subpolar region and is reflected by the zonal density gradient in that basin. It is further shown to be linked to persistent North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) conditions in all three models. The interannual AMOC variability contained in the latitudinally coherent component is shown to be driven by westerlies in the transition region between the subpolar and the subtropical gyre (40°50°N), through significant responses in Ekman transport. Finally, the gyre-opposing component principally varies on interannual time scales and responds to local wind variability related to the annual NAO. The contribution of these components to the total AMOC variability is latitude-dependent: 1) in the subpolar region, all models show that the latitudinally coherent component dominates AMOC variability on interannual to decadal time scales, with little contribution from the gyre-opposing component, and 2) in the subtropical region, the gyre-opposing component explains a majority of the interannual AMOC variability in two models, while in the other model, the contributions from the coherent and the gyre-opposing components are comparable. These results provide a quantitative decomposition of AMOC variability across latitudes and shed light on the linkage between different AMOC variability components and atmospheric forcing mechanisms.
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Call Number COAPS @ user @ Serial 1106
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