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A Note on Low-Frequency Equatorial Basin Modes

Mark A. Cane; Dennis W. Moore

Title:
A Note on Low-Frequency Equatorial Basin Modes
Author(s):
Cane, Mark A.
Moore, Dennis W.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volume:
11
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Abstract:
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.
Subject(s):
Physical oceanography
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0485(1981)0112.0.CO;2
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