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Dynamics of the Mediterranean salinity tongue

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A reduced-gravity planetary-geostrophic model of the North Atlantic consisting of two active layers overlying a motionless abyss is developed to investigate the effect of the wind field in shaping the dynamics of the Mediterranean salinity tongue. The model is driven by climatological winds and eastern boundary ventilation in a basin of realistic geometry and includes a parameterization of meddies. The upper-layer depth from the model shows a clear similarity to observations, both in terms of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY More from this journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
7
Pages:
1425-1441
Publication date:
1999-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:6320
UUID:
uuid:fc14a254-e494-491f-af05-9655a8e29a15
Local pid:
pubs:6320
Source identifiers:
6320
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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