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Inertial oscillations in the Mediterranean
Perkins, H. (1972). Inertial oscillations in the Mediterranean, in: Nihoul, J.C.J. (Ed.) Third Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics, University of Liège, 3-8 May 1971. Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. Sixième Série, II: pp. 43-50
In: Nihoul, J.C.J. (Ed.) (1972). Third Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics, University of Liège, 3-8 May 1971. Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. Sixième Série, II. Société Royale des Sciences de Liège: Liège. 207 pp., more
In: Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. Sixième Série. Société Royale des Sciences de Liège: Liege. ISSN 0369-1799, more

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  • Perkins, H.

Abstract
    Measurements of ocean currents were made in the Western Mediterranean Sea at five depths for two months during early 1969. The data are of particular interest in that they show a dominant and persistent presence of inertial oscillations ; that is, of circularly polarized currents having periods of a half pendulum day. The oscillations are found to have frequency very nearly 3 % higher than the local inertial frequency. Vertical structure of the motion, which appears somewhat simpler than that observed e1sewhere, is consistent with contemporary theories of the meteorological generation of inertial motion.

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