Figures showing CARS data

  1. Bathymetry
    1. Bathymetry of the SW Pacific   
    2. Bathymetry across the S Pacific
    3. Bathymetry near the Tuamotus
    4. CARS bottom depths near NC   Bottom for shallow DH   Detail
    5. Bathymetry near PNG: etopo2   etopo20   etopo20 on CARS grid   Bottom for DH2000   CARS bottom depths
    6. Main bathymetry page
  2. Maps of velocity and transport (also see "SEC bifurcation and WBC work" below (section 4))
    1. Geostrophic transport function: 
      1. Contours: Shaded   (v2)   Colored contours
      2. Vectors: Vectors   With bathymetry   Correct aspect ratio   Extend to EAC   Add bathymetry   NC detail
      3. Zonal component of transport   Another version with overlaid DH (unlabeled for ppt)
      4. Transport magnitude (overlay vectors)
      5. Compare Ridgway/Dunn Fig 3   Extra contours
      6. Transport above and below 500m   Detail near NC
    2. Recalculate transport relative to 2000m:
      1. Depths shallower than 2000m
      2. Velocities: u_g at 1200m relative to 2000m
              DH and u_g at the surface   Zonal component   Meridional component
      3. 0-2000m transport   
      4. 0-1200m transport (2000m ref level)
      5. 1200m-2000m transport
      6. Zonal component of transport: 0-2000m   1200m-2000m   0-1200m (2000m ref level)   0-1200m (1200m ref level)
      7. Meridional component: 0-2000m transport   1200m-2000m transport
      8. Surface velocity rel 2km   (NC detail)
    3. Compare CARS, BMRC and Levitus transport (NC-Vanuatu detail)
    4. Maps of DH and u_g (also see some 2000m figs above): 
      1. Surface: SW Pacific   NC detail   Zonal component   (50m)   (Overlay wind)
      2. 100m: SW Pacific   NC detail   Zonal component   (150m)
      3. 200m: SW Pacific   NC detail   Zonal component   (250m)
      4. 300m: SW Pacific   NC detail   Zonal component   (350m)
      5. 400m: SW Pacific   NC detail   Zonal component   (450m)
      6. 500m: SW Pacific   NC detail   Zonal component
      7. 600m: SW Pacific   Zonal component
      8. 750m: SW Pacific   NC detail
      9. Transport   Surface u_g vs transport   
    5. Maps of isotherm depths:
      1. Z25: Z25
      2. Z25: Z20
      3. Z25: Z15
      4. Z25: Z12
      5. Z25: Z10
      6. Z25: Z8
      7. Z25: Z5
    6. Quantities on isopycnals (35°S-10°S; also see sections 4.4,5,8 below):
      1. Sigmat=24:    Streamfunction   u        Depth
      2. Sigmat=24.5: Streamfunction   u   v                Salinity
      3. Sigmat=25:    Streamfunction   u        Depth   Salinity
      4. Sigmat=25.5: Streamfunction   u   v
      5. Sigmat=26:    Streamfunction   u   v   Depth
      6. Sigmat=26.5: Streamfunction   u   v                Salinity
      7. Sigmat=27:    Streamfunction   u        Depth   Salinity
      8. Basinwide isopycnal depths: Sigma 27.0   27.2
    7. Quantities along jet cores:
      1. Depth: Tube      Vector
      2. Speed: Tube      Vector
      3. Temperature: Tube   Vector
      4. Salinity: Tube    Vector
      5. Density: Tube     Vector
      6. Westward transport   Overlay vectors
  3. Meridional sections
    1. Meridional sections of u_g (overlay sigma-t)
    2. Meridional section of u_g (overlay T) at 170°E-180°
    3. Stretched full-depth sections (made for Jay):  160°E    180°    160°W
    4. ug and overlay T at 160°W, 50°S-5°S

  4. Work on the SEC bifurcation region and the NGCC
    (Much of this work is for comparisons with the ORCA model)
    (Also see "Quantities on isopycnals" in section 2f above)
    1. Maps of the GBR bathymetry: Times Atlas (scanned)   etopo5
      1. Schematic currents over bathymetry: JPG   PDF
    2. Maps of DH and u_g by depth: Vectors only   With DH contours   Show bifurcation
    3. Bifurcation latitude as a function of depth   Overlay estimates from density
    4. Maps of sigma-theta surfaces: 27.5-27-26.5-26   25.5-25-24.5-24 (see also Figs 2.f above)
    5. Maps of MSF and u_g by density: 27.5-27-26.5-26   25.5-25-24.5-24 (pdf files; 35°S-10°S)
    6. DH and winds near the coast
    7. Finding the bifurcation at the coastal gridpoints:
      1. Rel 2000m, one-sided differencing
      2. Rel 2000m, centered differencing
      3. Rel 1000m, from annual cycle
      4. Rel 1000m, annual cycle at sfc
    8. Vectors by level:
      1. Vectors   Overlay dynamic ht
      2. Salinity on corresponding levels   Salinity on isopycnals
    9. Using T-S properties to trace the flow into the NGCC:
      1. Salinity on isotherms (21,22,23,24)   Depths of isotherms   Isopycnals on isotherms
      2. Salinity on isopycnals:    (23.5,24,24.5,25)     (24,24.4,24.8,25.2)    (25.4,25.6,25.8,26)    (26.2,26.4,26.6,26.8)    (27,27.1,27.2,27.3)
      3. Salinity along the coast of Australia
      4. Maps of salinity and flow on sigma-theta=24.5: Salinity   
        Streamline overlays: White   White+vectors   Color-coded   Fewer   
      5. Salinity and oxygen on sigma 27
    10. Estimates of the transport into the Solomon Sea:
      1. Transports across 9.5°S: NGCC, Pacific In, Eddy out, Totals   Downward integral of transports
        From Cairns talk:   Talk figure   All profiles
      2. NGCC, NQC, Net Pacific
      3. NQC estimates: Transport/meter   Downward integral
      4. Checking (DH across the NQC): 11.5°S   12°S   12.5°S   13°S
      5. 3-panel Solomon Sea transport (Cairns talk) (pdf file)
    11. Estimating the bifurcation according to Firing et al (1999) principle:
      "... an inflow to the boundary current will split, with fraction (y-y_s)/(y_n-y_s) going north, and the remainder going south"
      Use ORCA zonal current at 163°E as inflow to the WB.
      Do calculation on density levels. [Note that this work was done in the cars directory]
      Many figures from CARS in this section: Find them on the ORCA page, section 8g
    12. Unsorted files made for Cairns
      Solomon Sea transport estimates and a few other things.

  5. Zonal sections of v_g:
    1. 5°S
    2. 8°S
    3. 12°S
    4. 15°S
    5. 20°S
    6. 25°S
    7. 30°S
    8. Zonal sections of v_g (eddy tilt): 24°S   23°S   22°S   21°S   18°S   
  6. Sections across the permanent (?) eddy at 165°E, 24°S: (165°E,y,z)   (166°E,y,z)   (x,24°S,z)   
  7. PV maps and sections:
    1. Meridional sections vs theta: 175°W   175°E   165°E   160°E   
    2. Meridional sections vs z, overlay u: 175°W   172°E   161°E   
    3. Maps on sigma-theta: 25.5   26   26.5   27   
         Overlay u_g vectors: 26.5   26.8
         Sigma-theta level where Q=10e-10
    4. PV maps from CARS09:
      25.0     25.5     26.0     26.5     26.7     27.0     27.2
  8. DH and u_g maps near Fiji (compare Morris, Roemmich and Cornuelle 96 JPO):
       Surface    50m    100m    150m    200m    300m    400m    500m    600m    750m    1000m
  9. Annual cycle:
    1. CARS annual cycle transport variance ellipses: V1   To 8°S   Omit mean vectors   To 160°W    Omit vectors
    2. Transport harmonic along variance ellipses
    3. Jets:
      1. mean u_g(y,z) along 160°E: Rel 1000m   Rel 2000m
      2. Relation between DH variability and sfc u_g
      3. Jets time series: Surface u_g at the jet cores   Transport time series
        Compare ORCA   Rossby solution   Combined CARS, Rossby model and ORCA transport at 160°E
      4. CARS and Rossby model transport at 160°E (y,t)

  10. Some results from the WOCE P11S section along 155°E:
    1. Track map 1   Stations used here
    2. (y,z) sections:   Temperature   Salinity   Oxygen
    3. (y,z) sections of u_g:   Whole section   To 30°S   Compare CARS
    4. P11 and CARS transport integrated along the track
    5. ORCA along P11S comparisons:   Mean U   U@iin, Mean/Jun/Dec     U@iin, seasonal
    6. Combined zonal transport comparison P11S, CARS, ORCA

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