Stochastic Forcing of Quasi-Geostrophic Eddies.
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The overall objective of this project was to understand to what extent the low frequency variability in the ocean is due to stochastic atmospheric forcing. Specifically, the project aimed at 1 confirming the notion that most of the large scale barotropic quasi-geostrophic eddy field in the deep ocean away from unstable mean currents is stochastically forced by fluctuations in the atmospheric wind stress, and 2 exploring the extent to which the low frequency variability found in coupled ocean atmosphere general circulation models is stochastically forced.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography