Intra-seasonal variability of the DWBC in the western subpolar North Atlantic

J Fischer, J Karstensen, R Zantopp, M Visbeck, Arne Biastoch, E Behrens, C Böning, D Quadfasel, K Jochumsen, H Valdimarsson, S Jónsson, Sheldon Bacon, N. Penny Holliday, Stephen Dye, M Rhein, C Mertens

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•A joint analysis of deep current meter records in the western North Atlantic.
•Intra-seasonal variability dominates the deep boundary current.
•Topographic waves near 10 d periods trapped over steep topography.
•Basin centers are showing longer periods (50 d) caused by the eddy field.
•Observed variability characteristics compared to high resolution model simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-249
Number of pages17
JournalProgress in Oceanography
Early online date13 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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