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Table 3 Damping rates of the SSH disturbances per year, i.e., exp(−rmn×1 year), with respect to the vertical and meridional modes for the case of B=1×10−7 m2s−3 and DH=10 m2s−1

From: Wind-driven decadal sea surface height and main pycnocline depth changes in the western subarctic North Pacific

Meridional modes Vertical modes     
  n=0 n=1 n=2 n=3 n=4
m=1 0.999 0.377 0.028 0.000 0.000
m=2 0.995 0.376 0.028 0.000 0.000
m=3 0.988 0.373 0.028 0.000 0.000
m=4 0.980 0.370 0.028 0.000 0.000