非線形ロスビー波と海洋循環構造 [in Japanese] Nonlinear Rossby Waves and Structure of Oceanic Gyres [in Japanese]
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Large-scale frontlike structures, which are not expected from a simple wind-driven ocean circulation theory, can be found in basin-scale oceanic gyres. Recent works suggest that such a structure could be caused by nonlinear stationary Rossby wavelike disturbances superimposed on the wind-driven gyres. The present article gives a brief review on this problem, after outlinig a wind-driven ocean circulation therory (Svedrup theory) and nonlinear Rossby wave dynamics.
nagare 16(3), 232-237, 1997-06-30
The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics