Nonlinear features of equatorial ocean flows
The Oceanography Society
We examine whether certain oceanographic features of equatorial flows can be modeled using a linear theoretical framework. In particular, we show, using elementary mathematical considerations, that linearization fails to capture the emergence and persistence of large coherent structures that are representative of upwelling and downwelling processes.
Oceans , Upwelling water , Equatorial regions , Approximation , Surface water , Thermoclines , Ocean currents , Waves , Fluid dynamics
Henry, D. (2018) 'Nonlinear features of equatorial ocean flows', Oceanography, 31 (3), pp. 22-27. doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.305
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