Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 18, 1361–1375, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1361-2022
Ocean Sci., 18, 1361–1375, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1361-2022
Research article
14 Sep 2022
Research article | 14 Sep 2022

Global coarse-grained mesoscale eddy statistics based on integrated kinetic energy and enstrophy correlations

Imre M. Jánosi et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-231', Takaya Uchida, 29 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Imre M. Janosi, 17 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-231', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Imre M. Janosi, 17 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Imre M. Janosi on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2022) by Ilker Fer
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Short summary
Surface flow fields of the global oceans are dominated by so-called mesoscale (50–300 km) eddies. They usually drift westward at a few kilometers per day, transporting mass, temperature, chlorophyll, and debris. There are several methods to identify and track eddies based on satellite measurements, some of them very computationally demanding. Here we extend a recently proposed simple procedure to the global scale, which gives quick coarse-grained statistics on mesoscale vortex properties.