Maintenance of the Arctic Ocean large-scale baroclinic structure by the M2 tide

  • Igorv Polyakov

Abstract

A three-dimensional structure of the M2 tidal currents has been reproduced by mathematical modelling. The possibility of energy transfer from the tidal barotropic motion to large-scale baroclinic circulation of the Arctic Ocean has been estimated. It has been shown that the bottom relief plays an important role in the formation of the large-scale pattern of the baroclinic fields. The hypothesis has been proposed that the M2 tide may support the near-slope convection of the East-Siberian and Laptev seas. Polar Research13 (2), 219–232

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Published
1994-01-12
How to Cite
Polyakov, I. (1994). Maintenance of the Arctic Ocean large-scale baroclinic structure by the M2 tide. Polar Research, 13(2), 219-232. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v13i2.6695
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Research/review articles