Dynamic boundary conditions revisited

Citation:
Carnevale, GF, Cavallini F, Crisciani F.  2001.  Dynamic boundary conditions revisited. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 31:2489-2497.

Abstract:

The applicability of the super-slip boundary condition in wind-driven quasigeostrophic ocean circulation models is reexamined. The energy and enstrophy characteristics of the super-slip condition are discussed for the equilibrium state. A model is constructed with super-slip on the western boundary and free slip on the other boundaries. Both linear and nonlinear solutions are presented. Compared to the case with all free-slip boundaries, this new model gives a more energetic and narrower western boundary current, but otherwise the differences are not very great.

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DOI:

10.1175/1520-0485(2001)031<2489:dbcr>2.0.co;2