Feature modeling approach to simulating Loop Current Frontal Eddies
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Loop Current Frontal Eddies (LCFE) in the Gulf of Mexico are simulated with a regional configuration of the Princeton Ocean Model using a feature-oriented initialization technique. The initialization procedure is based on a prior investigation of stability characteristics of the Loop Current (LC). Zonal channel experiments conducted with a multi-layer intermediate equations model allowed to identify conditions necessary for formation and growth of frontal eddies. The simulations were able to reproduce key features of LCFE-topography interaction in the DeSoto Canyon region observed during the "Eddy Intrusion" study. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Frolov, Sergei A., and Lewis M. Rothstein. "Feature modeling approach to simulating Loop Current Frontal Eddies." Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 70, 4 (2006). doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2006.06.006.