The origin and continuation of a western boundary current

  • T. Robert Kendall
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Abstract

The origin of a western boundary current as a jet is accounted for by a transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy, and poleward changes along the western boundary are directly correlated to variation in Coriolis parameter.

Keywords

Kinetic Energy Potential Energy Western Boundary Boundary Current Coriolis Parameter 

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© the Oceanographical Society of Japan 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Robert Kendall
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  1. 1.School of EngineeringCalifornia Polytechnic UniversityPomonaUSA

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