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dc.contributor.authorZhan, Peng
dc.contributor.authorSubramanian, Aneesh C.
dc.contributor.authorYao, Fengchao
dc.contributor.authorKartadikaria, Aditya R.
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Daquan
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-23T09:21:16Z
dc.date.available2016-06-23T09:21:16Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-10
dc.identifier.citationThe eddy kinetic energy budget in the Red Sea 2016 Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.identifier.issn21699275
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2015JC011589
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/614396
dc.description.abstractThe budget of eddy kinetic energy (EKE) in the Red Sea, including the sources, redistributions and sink, is examined using a high-resolution eddy-resolving ocean circulation model. A pronounced seasonally varying EKE is identified, with its maximum intensity occurring in winter, and the strongest EKE is captured mainly in the central and northern basins within the upper 200 m. Eddies acquire kinetic energy from conversion of eddy available potential energy (EPE), from transfer of mean kinetic energy (MKE), and from direct generation due to time-varying (turbulent) wind stress, the first of which contributes predominantly to the majority of the EKE. The EPE-to-EKE conversion occurs almost in the entire basin, while the MKE-to-EKE transfer appears mainly along the shelf boundary of the basin (200 miso-bath) where high horizontal shear interacts with topography. The EKE generated by the turbulent wind stress is relatively small and limited to the southern basin. All these processes are intensified during winter, when the rate of energy conversion is about four to five times larger than that in summer. The EKE is redistributed by the vertical and horizontal divergence of energy flux and the advection of the mean flow. As a main sink of EKE, dissipation processes is ubiquitously found in the basin. The seasonal variability of these energy conversion terms can explain the significant seasonality of eddy activities in the Red Sea. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this manuscript was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and made use of the resources of the Supercomputing Laboratory and computer clusters at KAUST. The data used in this study may be obtained from the authors upon request (ibrahim.hoteit@kaust.edu.sa).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2015JC011589
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Zhan, P., Subramanian, A. C., Yao, F., Kartadikaria, A. R., Guo, D. and Hoteit, I. (2016), The eddy kinetic energy budget in the Red Sea. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans., which has been published in final form at http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2015JC011589. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
dc.titleThe eddy kinetic energy budget in the Red Sea
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBeacon Development Company
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Fluid Modeling and Prediction Group
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionClarendon Laboratory; University of Oxford; Oxford UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personZhan, Peng
kaust.personYao, Fengchao
kaust.personKartadikaria, Aditya R.
kaust.personGuo, Daquan
kaust.personHoteit, Ibrahim
refterms.dateFOA2016-12-09T00:00:00Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitcomputer clusters at KAUST
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitSupercomputing Laboratory
dc.date.published-online2016-07-10
dc.date.published-print2016-07


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