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On the angular structure of weakly non-linear large-scale motions in the ocean

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The two-dimensional spectrum of large-scale motions in the upper layer of the south-eastern Atlantic has been estimated using surface buoy observations. The derived spectrum is compared with the theoretical spectra of weakly non-linear Rossby waves. In thein situ data-based spectrum, one can trace such characteristic peculiarities of the theoretically derived spectra as symmetry relative to the parallels and energy concentration in a nearly zonal flow.

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Translated by Vladimir A. Puchkin.

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Soomere, T.E., Strachuk, N.K. On the angular structure of weakly non-linear large-scale motions in the ocean. Soviet Journal of Physical Oceanography 2, 113–119 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02196862

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