Residual circulation in the ocean

(Ferrari, Raffaele and Plumb, R. A.), Proceedings of the 13th’Aha Huliko’a Hawaiian Winter Workshop on Near Boundary Processes and their Parameterization, no. 1, pp. pages, 2003.


The ocean circulation is turbulent in the sense that motions on all spatial and temporal scales continuously interact. Thus, it is not possible to describe the large- scale, low-frequency circulation in isolation of the small and fast eddy motions. However ocean models used for climate …

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