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Mean circulation and EKE distribution in the Labrador Sea Water level of the subpolar North Atlantic, supplement to: Fischer, Jürgen; Karstensen, Johannes; Oltmanns, Marilena; Schmidtko, Sunke (2018): Mean circulation and EKE distribution in the Labrador Sea Water level of the subpolar North Atlantic. Ocean Science, 14(5), 1167-1183

Fischer, Jürgen; Karstensen, Johannes; Oltmanns, Marilena; Schmidtko, Sunke;
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Jan 2018
Publisher: PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Abstract
A long-term mean flow field for the subpolar North Atlantic region with a horizontal resolution of approximately 25km is created by gridding Argo-derived velocity vectors using two different topography-following interpolation schemes. The 10-day float displacements in the typical drift depths of 1000 to 1500m represent the flow in the Labrador Sea Water density range. Both mapping algorithms separate the flow field into potential vorticity (PV) conserving, i.e., topography-following contribution and a deviating part, which we define as the eddy contribution. To verify the significance of the separation, we compare the mean flow and the eddy kinetic energy (EKE), derived from both mapping algorithms, with those obtained from multiyear mooring observations.
Subjects by Vocabulary

arXiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics Physics::Fluid Dynamics

Subjects

Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems (AtlantOS), Regional Atlantic Circulation and global Change (RACE), Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems AtlantOS, Regional Atlantic Circulation and global Change RACE, Earth System Research

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EC| AtlantOS
Project
AtlantOS
Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 633211
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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European Marine Science Marine Environmental Science : Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System
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