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Sea level response to wind forcing in the tropical AtlanticThe circulation of the warm-water layer of the tropical Atlantic varies seasonally. This predominant signal is imposed by the annual migration of the Intertropical Covergence Zone separating two trade-wind regimes. As the migration varies interannually, so does the ocean circulation. A long-time objective of climate studies is to understand this interannual variability: to define its range, to fully explain the causal relationship between wind and ocean response, and eventually to understand how the resulting changes in sea surface temperature affect the wind field itself. Our initial objective is to observe and model the oceanic response.
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Katz, Eli Joel
(Columbia Univ. New York, NY., United States)
Busalacchi, A. J., Jr.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Cane, M.
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Palisades, NY., United States)
Carton, J.
(Maryland Univ. College Park., United States)
Miller, R.
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. MA., United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
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Publication: JPL, TOPEX(Poseidon Science Investigations Plan
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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