On the decay of the meanders of eastward currents

R. P. Matano, S. G.H. Philander

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Abstract

The separation of western boundary currents from the coast and their eastward extensions into the open ocean are characterized by the presence of quasi-stationary, large-scale meanders. These meanders result when the western boundary current overshoots the latitude of zero wind-stress curl. This article shows that the rapid decay of the meanders of eastward currents can be related to the effect of the meridional shear of the current. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-304
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Oceanography
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography

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