A method is developed for calculating the response of an unbounded inviscid ocean to wind stress and thermal forcings. Although emphasis is on equatorial baroclinic motions, the mathematical technique is first illustrated in detail for the motions described by the similar but simpler barotropic vorticity equation. This serves to clarify the significance of the asymptotic approximations made for the baroclinic planetary modes....
Cane, Mark A., and E. S. Sarachik. 1976. "Forced baroclinic ocean motions. I. The linear equatorial unbounded case." Journal of Marine Research 34, (4). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1380