A high resolution, four-open port, non-linear, barotropic ocean model (2D POM) is used to analyze the Indonesian Seas circulation. Both local and overall momentum balances are studied. It is shown that geostrophy holds over most of the area and that the Pacific-Indian Ocean pressure difference is essentially balanced by the resultant of pressure forces acting on the bottom.
Geophysical Research Letters
Burnett, W. H.,
Kamenkovich, V. M.,
Jaffe, D. A.,
Gordon, A. L.,
Mellor, G. L.
(2000). Dynamical Balance in the Indonesian Seas Circulation. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(17), 2705-2708.
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