Parameterization of submesoscale eddy-rich flows using a stochastic velocity model

Mine Çaǧlar, Tamay M. Özgökmen, Leonid I. Piterbarg

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In light of the recent high-resolution radar data of surface velocity, which have revealed submesoscale eddies between the Florida Current and the coast, an objective method of detecting eddies and estimating their parameters such as center coordinates, size, and intensity is suggested. The obtained statistics are used to parametrically represent the birth-death process of eddies filling up the observation area via a model stochastic velocity field known as Çinlar flow. It appears that the suggested approach leads to a reasonable parameterization of this process for potential future use in OGCMs or coastal models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1745-1758
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Atmospheric Science


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