Grant: $400,000 - National Science Foundation - Jun. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this project is to observe and understand the interannual flow near the eastern tropical Pacific boundary. Satellite altimeter and coastal tide gauge data will be used to document and understand the tropical eastern Pacific interannual coastal flow. In particular, theory and satellite-estimated eddy variability will be used to test whether the alongshore behavior of the interannual coastal signal, especially its decay south of 5 degrees S, can be explained by energy loss due to eddies which are known to originate near the boundary.
Project Description: The P.I.'s paper [Clarke, A.J., 2009: Analytical Theory for the Quasi-Steady and Low-Frequency Equatorial Ocean Response to Wind Forcing: The 'Tilt' and 'Warm Water Volume' Modes] has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Oceanography. We have begun working on the dynamics of the interannual flow near the eastern Pacific boundary using satellite altimeter data.
Jobs Summary: This project allowed us to create one temporary support position, retain one faculty position and retain one temporary support position. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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