John Marshall

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, MIT

ON THE TIME-AVERAGED FLOW OF QUASI-GEOSTROPHIC WIND-DRIVEN GYRES

ON THE TIME-AVERAGED FLOW OF QUASI-GEOSTROPHIC WIND-DRIVEN GYRES.

(MARSHALL, JC and NURSER, AJG and BRUGGE, R), JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, vol. 93, no. C12, pp. pages, 1988.

Abstract

The time-averaged flow of a three-layer eddy-resolving quasi-geostrophic ocean model is considered in the light of two analytical models of wind-driven gyres, in which the vertical structure of the gyre is set by assuming that potential vorticity is uniform beneath layers exposed to forcing.

doi = 10.1029/JC093iC12p15427