Maintenance of the Arctic Ocean large-scale baroclinic structure by the M2 tide

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Polyakov, Igorv (1994)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Polar Research (issn: 1751-8369)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/polar.v13i2.6695
  • Subject:
    arxiv: Physics::Geophysics | Physics::Fluid Dynamics | Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

A three-dimensional structure of the M2 tidal currents has been reproduced by mathematical modelling. The possibility of energy transfer from the tidal barotropic motion to large-scale baroclinic circulation of the Arctic Ocean has been estimated. It has been shown that the bottom relief plays an important role in the formation of the large-scale pattern of the baroclinic fields. The hypothesis has been proposed that the M2 tide may support the near-slope convection of the East-Siberian and Laptev seas. Polar Research13 (2), 219–232
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