The pdf p(z,τ) (left) and the symmetry function normalised by the averaging time S(z,τ)/τ (right) as a function of the power input z for different averaging times τ (see caption). The variable τ gives the length of the averaging interval in terms of observations done every 6 hours. Data are for the recirculation area of the Atlantic subtropical gyre at a resolution of 0.5o in space and 6 hours in time for the period of 1993–2016. Note that the pdfs differ from Gaussian. The symmetry function converges to a straight line for increasing averaging periods, showing evidence of a FT.
License: “Empirical evidence of a fluctuation theorem for the wind mechanical power input into the ocean
This month the NPG Paper of the Month award is achieved by Achim Wirth for his paper “Empirical evidence of a fluctuation theorem for the wind mechanical power input into the ocean“. Achim obtained his PhD at the University of Nice (Franc), doing research on turbulence theory. He then moved to oceanography working at UCLA (USA) and Geomar (Germany). Since 2005 he holds a permanent position a ...[Read More]