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On the Vorticity of Mesoscale Ocean Currents

By Calin Iulian Martin  
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We discuss some aspects of mesoscale ocean flows in which vorticity plays a key role. In addition to wave-current interactions on the continental shelf, where Earth’s rotation is negligible, we also look into the interplay of wind forcing and the Coriolis force that drives large-scale ocean eddies.


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