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The generalized heat function

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A generalized heat function is defined for diagnosing the pathways by which heat is carried by the ocean. In contrast to previous work, our generalized heat function varies along an isentrope only in the presence of mixing. The generalized heat function is diagnosed using the Levitus global ocean data set, net northward heat transport based on the data set of Grist and Josey, and different specifications for mixing in the ocean. The separation between the heat flux carried by the shallow wind...

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Publisher copy:
10.1029/2007GL031427

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
34
Issue:
21
Publication date:
2007-11-01
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ISSN:
0094-8276
URN:
uuid:b1aa95c1-d34d-45c3-8bf6-ff0456c1927b
Source identifiers:
160687
Local pid:
pubs:160687
Language:
English

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