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Volume 23, issue 4
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 159–173, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-159-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 159–173, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-159-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Jul 2016

Research article | 05 Jul 2016

Detecting and tracking eddies in oceanic flow fields: a Lagrangian descriptor based on the modulus of vorticity

Rahel Vortmeyer-Kley et al.

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AR by Rahel Vortmeyer-Kley on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish as is (02 Jun 2016) by Ana M. Mancho
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Since eddies play a major role in the dynamics of oceanic flows, it is of great interest to gain information about their tracks, lifetimes and shapes. We develop an eddy tracking tool based on structures in the flow with collecting (attracting) or separating (repelling) properties. In test cases mimicking oceanic flows it yields eddy lifetimes close to the analytical ones. It even provides a detailed view of the dynamics that can be useful to gain more insight into eddy dynamics in oceanic flows.
Since eddies play a major role in the dynamics of oceanic flows, it is of great interest to gain...
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