Fischer, Jürgen; Karstensen, Johannes; Oltmanns, Marilena; Schmidtko, Sunke (2018): Mean circulation and EKE distribution in the Labrador Sea Water level of the subpolar North Atlantic. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.894949, Supplement to: Fischer, J et al. (2018): Mean circulation and EKE distribution in the Labrador Sea Water level of the subpolar North Atlantic. Ocean Science, 14(5), 1167-1183, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1167-2018
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A long-term mean flow field for the subpolar North Atlantic region with a horizontal resolution of approximately 25km is created by gridding Argo-derived velocity vectors using two different topography-following interpolation schemes. The 10-day float displacements in the typical drift depths of 1000 to 1500m represent the flow in the Labrador Sea Water density range. Both mapping algorithms separate the flow field into potential vorticity (PV) conserving, i.e., topography-following contribution and a deviating part, which we define as the eddy contribution. To verify the significance of the separation, we compare the mean flow and the eddy kinetic energy (EKE), derived from both mapping algorithms, with those obtained from multiyear mooring observations.
Median Latitude: 57.576796 * Median Longitude: -34.822002 * South-bound Latitude: 45.000000 * West-bound Longitude: -61.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 65.000000 * East-bound Longitude: 0.000000
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- Fischer, J; Karstensen, J; Oltmanns, M et al. (2018): Gaussian Interpolated (GI) gridded mean 10-day Argo float drift velocities and Eddy Kinetic Energy. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.894947
- Fischer, J; Karstensen, J; Oltmanns, M et al. (2018): Optimal Interpolated (OI) gridded mean 10-day Argo float drift velocities and Eddy Kinetic Energy. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.894948