Comments on a Paper on Stratified Ocean Circulations.

by R. C. Alexander


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Comments on a 1971 paper by J. A. Johnson, in Journal of Marine Research, v. 29, which has made a useful contribution to ocean circulation theory by establishing more definitely the role of the thermal structure in the larger context of the theory of wind-driven ocean circulations. However, serious objections are raised to Johnson's treatment of the eastern boundary region and to his results on coastal upwelling.

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