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ON THE FEEDBACK OF THE RHINES-YOUNG POOL ON THE VENTILATED THERMOCLINE

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The model developed by Pedlosky and Young is used to investigate the feedback of a Rhines-Young pool on a ventilated thermocline. It is found that the potential vorticity gradient in a ventilated layer is reduced due to the nonlinear coupling with a deep Rhines-Young pool. Physically, this occurs because part of the Sverdrup transport is carried by the deep pool. As a result, the subduction velocity, and in turn, the potential vorticity gradient of the subducted water, is decreased. -Authors
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Volume:
23
Issue:
7
Pages:
1592-1596
Publication date:
1993-07-05
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EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
URN:
uuid:06f03187-cab8-4c90-8fc7-4a8b52e7d1ad
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5133
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pubs:5133

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