The purpose of this note is to provide a simple physical explanation for the westward intensification of the oceanic circulation found in the several dynamically different existing theoretical models (e.g. Stommel 1948, Carrier and Robinson 1962). It has the advantage of showing why the western oceanic boundary is singled out as the boundary-layer region that closes the interior Sverdrup solution.
Pedlosky, Joseph. 1965. "A note on the western intensification of the oceanic circulation." Journal of Marine Research 23, (3). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1055