Some key papers


1a. Vallis, G.K. Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (2nd edition). Chapter 4: Waves, Mean Flows and their Interaction. Preprint.

1b. Andrews, D.G., Holton, J.R., Leovy C.B. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics. Chapter 3: Basic Dynamics. Academic Press.

1c. Buhler, O. 2014. A gentle stroll through EP flux theory. European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 47 (2014) 12–15.

1d. Plumb, R. A. 1986. Plumb, R.A., 1986. Three-Dimensional Propagation of Transient Quasi-Geostrophic Eddies and Its Relationship with the Eddy Forcing of the Time—Mean Flow. J. Atmos. Sci., 43, 1657-1678.

1e. Vallis, G.K. Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (2nd edition). .

2. Young, W.R. 2012. An Exact Thickness-Weighted Average Formulation of the Boussinesq Equations. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 692-707.

3. Griffies, S.M. 1998. The Gent-McWilliams Skew Flux. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 28, 831-841.

3. Marshall, J. and Radko, T., 2003. Residual-Mean Solutions for the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and Its Associated Overturning Circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33, 2341-2354.

5. Gnanadesikan, A., 1999. A simple predictive model for the structure of the oceanic pycnocline. Science, 283(5410), 2077-2079.

6. Nikurashin, M. and Vallis, G., 2012. A theory of the interhemispheric meridional overturning circulation and associated stratification. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1652-1667.

7. Lumpkin, R. and Speer, K., 2007. Global ocean meridional overturning. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37, 2550-2562.

8. Wolfe, C.L., and Cessi, P., 2010. What Sets the Strength of the Mid-Depth Stratification and Overturning Circulation in Eddying Ocean Models? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40.

9. Munk, W., and C. Wunsch, 1998. Abyssal recipes II: energetics of tidal and wind mixing. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 45, 1977-2010.

10. Egbert, G. D., and R. D. Ray, 2000. Significant dissipation of tidal energy in the deep ocean inferred from satellite altimeter data. Nature 405, 775.

11.Wunsch, C., and R. Ferrari, 2004. Vertical mixing, energy, and the general circulation of the oceans. Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 36, 281-314.

  • Les Houches presentation: Transformed Eulerian Mean.

  • Les Houches presentation: Parametrization of eddy fluxes and theories of the Meridional Overturning Circulation and deep stratification.

  • A movie of baroclinic instability in a channel, with and without a bottom ridge (contours of surface temperature anomalies).

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