Salient results from OSTST 2017-2020: SSH Eddy Identification and Tracking & Modeling the Ocean Mesoscale

Roger Samelson (Oregon State University, United States)


Dudley Chelton (Oregon State University, United States); Larry O'Neill (Oregon State University, United States)

Event: 2020 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting (virtual)

Session: Salient results from the 2017-2020 OSTST PIs

Presentation type: Type Forum

Two sets of OSTST-supported results from 2017-2020 are highlighted. The first is the transfer of the Chelton et al. (2011) SSH-based eddy identification and tracking procedure to CLS/DUACS AVISO. The second is the identification of a specific statistical equilibrium regime of the stochastically forced reduced-gravity quasi-geostrophic equations that reproduces remarkably well the mean midlatitude eddy statistics obtained by Chelton et al. (2011) from eddy analysis of the DUACS/AVISO multi-decadal, gridded, merged, multi-altimeter SSH dataset.
Roger Samelson
Oregon State University
United States