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The dynamics and energetics of midlatitude western boundary currents: A comparison of the Kuroshio Extension and the Gulf StreamWe will use TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry in combination with ongoing and planned efforts, including data from the European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-1), in situ measurements designed specifically to complement satellite altimetry, and assimilation of these several data types into eddy-resolving numerical models in order to understand the dynamics and energetics of midlatitude western boundary currents (specifically, the Gulf Stream and the Kuroshio Extension). A better understanding of the recirculation of midlatitude gyres can best be undertaken in the format of such regional, eddy-resolving experiments. Such regional programs will enhance and be enhanced by the larger scale circulation studies of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) as well as by global-scale eddy-resolving models that we will develop prior to the TOPEX/POSEIDON mission. This effort includes participation on the TOPEDX/POSEIDON Science Team.
Document ID
19930005796
Document Type
Other
Authors
Mitchell, James L.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Hallock, Z. R.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Hurlburt, H. E.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Johnson, D. R.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Kindle, J. C.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Teague, W. J.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Thompson, J. D.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Schmitz, W. J.
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. MA., United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: JPL, TOPEX(Poseidon Science Investigations Plan
Subject Category
Oceanography
Accession Number
93N14985
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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