Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 23/170 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 2169-9291

Associated Title(s): Journal of Geophysical Research

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  • Local coral hydrodynamics using computations validated with magnetic resonance velocimetry (MRV)

    Local coral hydrodynamics using computations validated with magnetic resonance velocimetry (MRV)

    Velocity contours in a coral wake from MRV and computations. Local hydrodynamics were modeled with Large Eddy Simulation and validated using MRV in coral branch interstices. Different coral morphologies and hydrodynamics were simulated to assess mass transfer distribution over the corals' surfaces, with observed convergence in internal characteristics when simulated in their natural flow conditions.

  • Dependence of NRCS (X-band) on grazing angle for breaking waves in the surf zone

    Dependence of NRCS (X-band) on grazing angle for breaking waves in the surf zone

    When new and previously published data of the X-band Normalized Radar Cross Section of actively breaking waves in the surf zone are analyzed in unison, a positive grazing angle dependency is observed, which correlates well with the model for Lambertian scattering (thin line).

  • Mixed vs Mixing Layer Depth for Scaling Langmuir Turbulence in the OSBL

    Mixed vs Mixing Layer Depth for Scaling Langmuir Turbulence in the OSBL

    Observations of the turbulent dissipation rate (green, blue and red dots for the stable, neutral and unstable buoyancy forcing respectively; black line for the mean) are compared with the results of \emph{Grant and Belcher} [2009] (black dashed line) using a) the mixed layer and b) the active mixing layer for the depth scale respectively.

  • The ocean's mean dynamic topography measured from space

    The ocean's mean dynamic topography measured from space

    The long-wavelength component of an MDT calculated using only GOCE and altimetric observations (BHL14; top) compared with that obtained by combining a smoothed GRACE/altimetric MDT with in-situ data (CLS09; middle) . The difference between them (CLS09-BHL14; bottom) in regions of strong currents shows that in-situ data does not restore the long-wavelength signal lost by filtering.

  • Temperature, salinity and potential density inversions from acoustic reflectivity, NE Atlantic Ocean.

    Temperature, salinity and potential density inversions from acoustic reflectivity, NE Atlantic Ocean.

    a) Acoustic reflections in the profile GOLR10, Gulf of Cadiz, Northwestern Atlantic Ocean, 1st May 2007. Red dots show the location of the CTD probes and blue dots show the location of the XBT probes. Inversion results of b) temperature, c) salinity and d) potential density anomaly.

  • Long-term hydrological changes of the Aral Sea observed by satellites

    Long-term hydrological changes of the Aral Sea observed by satellites

    Images of the AVHRR-derived Aral Sea water surface area (dark blue) in the month of August for (a−gg) the corresponding sequential years of 1981–2013. Aral Sea surface area shows significant decrease (~103 km2/year) due to diminishing river inflow, dropped to ~1/4 of the 1981 value in recent years.

  • The Internal Swash Zone: High Resolution Observations of Nearshore Internal Bores

    The Internal Swash Zone: High Resolution Observations of Nearshore Internal Bores

    Example nearshore internal bore (i.e., internal swash) event from southern Monterey Bay highlighting the (a) temperature and (b) cross-shore velocity fields. The transient stratification and mixing events generated by these features dominate temperature dynamics, circulation, cross-shelf exchange, local mixing, and oxygen variability in the nearshore coastal environment.

  • Local coral hydrodynamics using computations validated with magnetic resonance velocimetry (MRV)
  • Dependence of NRCS (X-band) on grazing angle for breaking waves in the surf zone
  • Mixed vs Mixing Layer Depth for Scaling Langmuir Turbulence in the OSBL
  • The ocean's mean dynamic topography measured from space
  • Temperature, salinity and potential density inversions from acoustic reflectivity, NE Atlantic Ocean.
  • Long-term hydrological changes of the Aral Sea observed by satellites
  • The Internal Swash Zone: High Resolution Observations of Nearshore Internal Bores

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