Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Free Content On the parameterization of eddy transfer, Part II: Tests with a channel model

Download Article:
In Part I of this paper (Killworth, 1997), a new eddy parameterization scheme was presented. Here, the scheme is tested by comparing its predictions with those of multi-year averages from an eddy-resolving channel model. Its accuracy is similar to that of a tuned version of previous schemes. However, a tuned version of the new parameterization can reproduce both the long-term average of the eddy-resolving solution as well as the initial slumping of a narrow front. Both tuned schemes reproduced the bolus transport well. The new parameterization reproduces the observed feature that the diffusivity is maximal at mid-depth and minimal at surface and floor.

16 References.

No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1998

More about this publication?
  • The Journal of Marine Research, one of the oldest journals in American marine science, publishes peer-reviewed research articles covering a broad array of topics in physical, biological and chemical oceanography. Articles that deal with processes, as well as those that report significant observations, are welcome. Biological studies involving coupling between ecological and physical processes are preferred over those that report systematics. The editors strive always to serve authors and readers in the academic oceanographic community by publishing papers vital to the marine research in the long and rich tradition of the Sears Foundation for Marine Research. We welcome you to the Journal of Marine Research.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Purchase The Sea
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more