Title

Dynamical Balance in the Indonesian Seas Circulation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2000

Department

Marine Science

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Geophysical Research Letters

Volume

27

Issue

17

First Page

2705

Last Page

2708