Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-15-1987

Keywords

Pacific Ocean, baroclinic modes, tidal currents, oceanography

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

dx.doi.org/10.1029/JC092iC04p03821

Abstract

Current meter measurements recorded over the water column at 10 depths ranging from 20 m to 3027 m using surface and subsurface moorings near 0°, 110°W are analyzed for the M 2 tidal current over a 10-month sampling interval. A kinematical description is given by month and depth, followed by a decomposition into a barotropic mode and three baroclinic modes. The barotropic tide was dominant, and its hodograph was stable over the 10 months sampled. The baroclinic tide was random, isotropic, and without mode preference.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, v. 92, no. C4, p. 3821-3826.

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