Analysis of Sub-Mesoscale Features in Indonesian Seas
COLUMBIA UNIV PALISADES NY LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY
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The long-term goal of this research is to understand and to establish the importance of various physical drivers for the sub-mesoscale generation mechanism, dynamics, evolution and propagation in the Indonesian seas. The proposed research will focus on the analyses of sub-mesoscale features in the major straits of Indonesian throughflow pathways Makassar, Lombok and Ombai Straits, Timor and Lifamatola passages. The main objectives are to describe the general features and analyze generation mechanism, evolution, propagation of sub-mesoscale ocean features and to establish the relative importance of various physical drivers for the sub-mesoscale generation, evolution, propagation, and their variability, and to identify and quantify the underlying physical and dynamical processes affecting their variability.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography