Hi....

I have two doubts

1. As the baroclinic energy is the potential energy of the mean flow, can I calculate it from the daily OSCAR current data which is at 15m depth (does it make sense)?

2. When we tell the total energy, does it mean only the sum of barotropic and baroclinic energy conversions or any other deformation terms are included? If so pls tell me which are those terms as I couldn't find an equation for the total energy budget.

Thanks in advance
Divya