new paper on Yanai Waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean

Sarah Giddingsnews

Dr. Arzeno’s paper in GRL on the generation of quasi-biweekly Yanai waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean is now published in early view. This is a really unique paper where Isa has used satellite sea surface height and wind velocity data to assess the characteristics and generation of Yanai waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean. Prior literature used numerical models to investigate these waves and very sparse moorings. Using a technique that Isa optimized we are able to show the full structure of the wave across the Indian Ocean basin and quantify important wave characteristics. This work is a departure from my lab’s typical smaller-scale coastal work and is a testament to Isa’s amazing growth and independence as a scientist. Working on something this different was fun and inspiring for all of us!