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Vertical velocities at an ocean front

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dc.creator Vélez-Belchí, Pedro
dc.creator Tintoré, Joaquín
dc.date 2008-06-26T12:01:33Z
dc.date 2008-06-26T12:01:33Z
dc.date 2001
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T02:02:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T02:02:13Z
dc.identifier Sci. Mar. 65(Suppl.1): 291-300
dc.identifier 0214 - 8358 (print edition)
dc.identifier 1886 - 8134 (online edition)
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10261/5388
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10261/5388
dc.description Publicación online disponible en: http://www.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php
dc.description Simple scaling arguments conclude that the dominant motions in the ocean are horizontal. However, the vertical velocity plays a crucial role, connecting the active upper layer with the deep ocean. Vertical velocities are mostly associated with the existence of non-transient atmospheric wind forcing or with the presence of mesoscale features. The former are the well known upwelling areas, usually found at the eastern side of the oceans and characterised by upward vertical velocities. The latter have been observed more recently in a number of areas of the world´s oceans, where the vertical velocity has been found to be of the order of several tens of meters per day, that is, an order of magnitude higher than the largest vertical velocity usually observed in upwelling areas. Nevertheless, at present, vertical velocities cannot be measured and indirect methods are therefore needed to estimate them. In this paper, the vertical velocity field is inferred via the quasi-geostrophic omega equation, using density data from a quasi-permanent upper ocean front located at the northern part of the western Alborán gyre.
dc.description Peer reviewed
dc.format 949981 bytes
dc.format application/pdf
dc.language eng
dc.publisher CSIC - Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM)
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject Vertical velocities
dc.subject Mesoscale circulation
dc.subject Upper ocean front
dc.subject Western Alborán gyre
dc.title Vertical velocities at an ocean front
dc.type Artículo

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