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dc.contributor.authorChen, Changsheng
dc.contributor.authorLi, Ruixiang
dc.contributor.authorPratt, Larry
dc.contributor.authorLimeburner, Richard
dc.contributor.authorBeardsley, Robert C.
dc.contributor.authorBower, Amy
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Houshuo
dc.contributor.authorAbualnaja, Yasser
dc.contributor.authorXu, Qichun
dc.contributor.authorLin, Huichan
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xuehai
dc.contributor.authorLan, Jian
dc.contributor.authorKim, Taewan
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-04T16:42:06Z
dc.date.available2015-05-04T16:42:06Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-25
dc.identifier.citationProcess modeling studies of physical mechanisms of the formation of an anticyclonic eddy in the central Red Sea 2014, 119 (2):1445 Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.identifier.issn21699275
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2013JC009351
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552204
dc.description.abstractSurface drifters released in the central Red Sea during April 2010 detected a well-defined anticyclonic eddy around 23°N. This eddy was ∼45–60 km in radius, with a swirl speed up to ∼0.5 m/s. The eddy feature was also evident in monthly averaged sea surface height fields and in current profiles measured on a cross-isobath, shipboard CTD/ADCP survey around that region. The unstructured-grid, Finite-Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) was configured for the Red Sea and process studies were conducted to establish the conditions necessary for the eddy to form and to establish its robustness. The model was capable of reproducing the observed anticyclonic eddy with the same location and size. Diagnosis of model results suggests that the eddy can be formed in a Red Sea that is subject to seasonally varying buoyancy forcing, with no wind, but that its location and structure are significantly altered by wind forcing, initial distribution of water stratification and southward coastal flow from the upstream area. Momentum analysis indicates that the flow field of the eddy was in geostrophic balance, with the baroclinic pressure gradient forcing about the same order of magnitude as the surface pressure gradient forcing.
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013JC009351
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.titleProcess modeling studies of physical mechanisms of the formation of an anticyclonic eddy in the central Red Sea
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
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dc.contributor.institutionSchool for Marine Science and Technology; University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; New Bedford Massachusetts USA
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Physical Oceanography; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Woods Hole Massachusetts USA
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Woods Hole Massachusetts USA
dc.contributor.institutionSchool for Marine Science and Technology; University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; New Bedford Massachusetts USA
dc.contributor.institutionSchool for Marine Science and Technology; University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; New Bedford Massachusetts USA
dc.contributor.institutionSchool for Marine Science and Technology; University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; New Bedford Massachusetts USA
dc.contributor.institutionCollege of Physical and Environmental Oceanography; Ocean University of China; Qingdao China
dc.contributor.institutionKorea Polar Research Institute; Incheon South Korea
dc.contributor.institutionInternational Center for Marine Studies, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, China
dc.contributor.institutionSouth China Sea Marine Engineering Survey Center, The State Ocean Administration, Guangzhou, China
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
kaust.personAbualnaja, Yasser
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T18:06:51Z
dc.date.published-online2014-02-25
dc.date.published-print2014-02


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