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Characterising the chaotic nature of ocean ventilation

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Ventilation of the upper ocean plays an important role in climate variability on interannual to decadal timescales by influencing the exchange of heat and carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and ocean. The turbulent nature of ocean circulation, manifest in a vigorous mesoscale eddy field, means that pathways of ventilation, once thought to be quasi-laminar, are in fact highly chaotic. We characterise the chaotic nature of ventilation pathways according to a nondimensional ‘filamentation num...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/2017JC012875

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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MacGilchrist, G
Grant:
Radcliffe-Graduate Scholarship
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MacGilchrist, G
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Radcliffe-Graduate Scholarship
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Funding agency for:
MacGilchrist, G
Grant:
Radcliffe-Graduate Scholarship
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Journal website
Volume:
122
Issue:
9
Pages:
7577–7594
Publication date:
2017-09-19
Acceptance date:
2017-08-08
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ISSN:
2169-9291
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725663
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2017-09-06

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