Dynamical balance in the Indonesian Seas circulation

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2000
Authors  Burnett, W. H.; Kamenkovich, V. M.; Jaffe, D. A.; Gordon, A. L.; Mellor, G. L.
Journal Title  Geophysical Research Letters
Volume  27
Issue  17
Pages  2705-2708
Journal Date  Sep 1
ISBN Number  0094-8276
Accession Number  ISI:000089254700030
Key Words  throughflow

A high resolution, four-open port, non-linear, barotropic ocean model (2D POM) is used to analyze the Indonesian Seas circulation. Both local and overall momentum balances are studied. It is shown that geostrophy holds over most of the area and that the Pacific-Indian Ocean pressure difference is essentially balanced by the resultant of pressure forces acting on the bottom.


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