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Baroclinic Modeling of the South Pacific Gyre

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Holbrook, NJ and Goodwin, ID and McGregor, S and Power, SB, Baroclinic Modeling of the South Pacific Gyre, Extended Abstracts of the Ninth International Conference on Southern Ocean Meterology and Oceanography, 9-13 February 2009, Melbourne (2009) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

This paper examines observed and filtered sea level changes at the Fort Denison tide gauge site in Sydney, Australia, in the context of decadal climate variability as represented by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation index. The strong climatic relationship prompts the intermediate-complexity modeling and analysis of the baroclinic transport anomalies in the East Australian Current - the western boundary current of the South Pacific Gyre – against the observed sea level changes at Fort Denison. We find that the strength of this relationship is both surprising and remarkable.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical Oceanography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate Change Models
Author:Holbrook, NJ (Associate Professor Neil Holbrook)
ID Code:61410
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-03-03
Last Modified:2010-06-23
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