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The Injection of Zonal Momentum by Buoyancy Forcing in a Southern Ocean Model

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An overturning circulation, driven by prescribed buoyancy forcing, is used to set a zonal volume transport in a reentrant channel ocean model with three isopycnal layers. The channel is designed to represent the Southern Ocean such that the forced overturning resembles the lower limb of the meridional overturning circulation (MOC). The relative contributions of wind and buoyancy forcing to the zonal circulation are examined. It is found that the zonal volume transport is strongly dependent on...

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10.1175/JPO-D-14-0098.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
Journal:
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Volume:
45
Issue:
1
Pages:
259-271
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
Source identifiers:
504610
Language:
English
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uuid:d2192c5f-1f34-470e-9aa3-7771f1a5262a
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pubs:504610
Deposit date:
2015-03-14

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