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The linear approach

This has been used by several modelers utilizing layered-type ocean models. Nowlin [48], during an investigation of the energy transfers in a two layer model, has also derived some magnitudes for the value of from spindown considerations, where the wind is turned off suddenly and the flow decelerates due to bottom friction (with minimum lateral friction) in this case. His recommended value of is in the range 1--5/sec. Creegan [6] has utilized the linear drag law in a study of the wind-driven circulation in the GINgif Sea and used a value of /sec.