Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 471, Issue 2, pp 1288–1291 | Cite as

Physical characteristics of the Gulf Stream as an indicator of the quality of large-scale circulation modeling

  • A. S. SarkisyanEmail author
  • O. P. Nikitin
  • K. V. Lebedev


The general idea of this work is to show that the efficiency of modeling boundary currents (compared to the results of observations) can serve as an indicator of correctness for the modeling of the entire large-scale ocean circulation. The results of calculation of the mean surface currents in the Gulf Stream area based on direct measurements from drifters are presented together with the results of numerical modeling of variability of the Gulf Stream transport at 33°N over the period 2005–2014 based on data from Argo profiling buoys.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Sarkisyan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • O. P. Nikitin
    • 3
  • K. V. Lebedev
    • 4
  1. 1.Hydrometeorological Centre of RussiaMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Numerical MathematicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Zubov State Institute of OceanographyRoshydromet, MoscowRussia
  4. 4.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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