Upwelling age: An indicator of local tendency for coastal upwelling

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Jiang, L., Breaker, L. C., & Yan, X. -H. (2012). Upwelling age: An indicator of local tendency for coastal upwelling. Journal of Oceanography, 68(2), 337-344. doi:10.1007/s10872-011-0096-2
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TitleUpwelling age: An indicator of local tendency for coastal upwelling
AuthorsL. Jiang, L. Breaker, X. Yan
AbstractA proxy named "upwelling age", defined as the ratio of wind time scale to "advection time", was developed to quantify the local tendency for coastal upwelling. The formulation of the "advection time" was derived from Ekman theory. A 3D numerical model was used to validate and refine the theoretical formula by simulating a total of 30 cases of different bottom topographies and wind stresses. The results agree reasonably well with the theoretical formulation although some modifications are necessary. The final formulation of the "advection time" was parameterized as a function of pycnocline depth, bottom slope, and wind stress. © 2011 The Oceanographic Society of Japan and Springer.
JournalJournal of Oceanography
Date2012
Volume68
Issue2
Start page337
End page344
ISSN09168370
Subjectsadvection, bottom topography, coastal circulation, coastal zone, continental shelf, Ekman transport, model test, nearshore dynamics, numerical model, parameterization, pycnocline, quantitative analysis, theoretical study, three-dimensional modeling, upwelling, wind stress
NoteCited By (since 1996):1, Oceanography

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