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Vortex-wall interaction on the β-plane and the generation of deep submesoscale cyclones by internal Kelvin Waves-current interactions

Abstract : In this paper, we investigate the vortex-wall interaction on the β-plane, using a submesoscale and internal waves resolving model in an idealised context. Our results bring new insights on the dynamics of oceanic mesoscale eddies as they drift toward a western boundary. We show that there exists a strong cyclone/anticyclone asymmetry in the interaction, contrary to what was suggested in previous studies: anticyclones cannot drift meridionally along the wall because of internal Kelvin Waves-current interactions. This interaction is shown to be an efficient mechanism to generate small coherent submesoscale cyclones, which can travel hundreds of kilometres into the interior of the ocean.
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Charly de Marez, Thomas Meunier, Pauline Tedesco, Pierre L'Hégaret, Xavier Carton. Vortex-wall interaction on the β-plane and the generation of deep submesoscale cyclones by internal Kelvin Waves-current interactions. Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 2020, 114, pp.588-606. ⟨10.1080/03091929.2020.1772779⟩. ⟨insu-03683226⟩

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