A Note on Low-Frequency Equatorial Basin Modes
Mark A. Cane; Dennis W. Moore
- A Note on Low-Frequency Equatorial Basin Modes
Cane, Mark A.
Moore, Dennis W.
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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- Journal of Physical Oceanography
- A new low-frequency standing equatorial wave mode is described. It is composed solely of long Kelvin and Rossby waves, whereas previously described low-frequency modes involved short, eastward propagating Rossby waves. It is argued that these short waves travel too slowly to allow such modes to set up. A simple closed form expression is given for the new basin mode; this is also a new form for the sum of a Kelvin wave and its eastern boundary reflection.
- Physical oceanography
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