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The role of the complete Coriolis force in cross-equatorial transport of abyssal ocean currents

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In studies of the ocean it has become conventional to retain only the component of the Coriolis force associated with the radial component of the Earth’s rotation vector, the so-called “traditional approximation”. We investigate the role of the “non-traditional” component of the Coriolis force, corresponding to the non-radial component of the rotation vector, in transporting abyssal waters across the equator.

We first derive a non-traditional generalisation of the multi-layer shallow...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Mathematical Institute
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MPLS
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Mathematical Institute
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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