The Latitude-Frequency Structure of Pacific Sea Level Variance
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We report an unprecedented description of the latitudinal structure of tropical Pacific Ocean sea level variability for time scales between 3 and 100 days. A plot of calculated sea level variance latitude and frequency is described and exposes a rich variety of phenomena. We find signals due to the fortnightly tide, equatorial waves, zonal current instabilities, and atmospheric forcing.
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Journal of Physical Oceanography, v. 17, issue 12, p. 2362-2365
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Mitchum, Gary T. and Lukas, Roger, "The Latitude-Frequency Structure of Pacific Sea Level Variance" (1987). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 2089.