Cold water wake

Cold water wake - in oceanography describes phenomenon of ocean cooling in the wake of a tropical cyclone passage. Cold wakes are caused by mixing of colder water below the warmer oceanic mixed layer and through upwelling, advection, and air-sea fluxes.

Cold wakes have distinct cooling asymmetry.[1]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Price, James F., 1981. Upper ocean response to a hurricane. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 11(2), 153-175.

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