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Title: Modulated Amplitude Waves and the Transition from Phase to Defect Chaos
Authors: Álvarez, Alberto; Hernández-García, Emilio; Tintoré, Joaquín
Issue Date: 2-Mar-2000
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Citation: Geophysical Research Letters 27, 739-742 (2000)
Abstract: Small-scale oceanic motions, in combination with bottom topography, induce mean large-scale along-isobaths flows. The direction of these mean flows is usually found to be anticyclonic (cyclonic) over bumps (depressions). Here we employ a quasigeostrophic model to show that the current direction of these topographically induced large-scale flows can be reversed by the small-scale variability. This result addresses the existence of a new bulk effect from the small-scale activity that could have strong consequences on the circulation of the world's ocean.
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/1999GL011046
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/56146
ISSN: 0094-8276
DOI: 10.1029/1999GL011046
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