A Greenland Sea Perspective on the Dynamics of Postconvective Eddies *

@inproceedings{Oliver2008AGS,
  title={A Greenland Sea Perspective on the Dynamics of Postconvective Eddies *},
  author={Kevin I. C. Oliver and T. Eldevik and David P Stevens and Andrew J Watson},
  year={2008}
}
Open ocean deep postconvection contributes to the formation of the dense waters that fill the global deep ocean. The dynamics of postconvective vortices are key to understanding the role of convection in ocean circulation. Submesoscale coherent vortices (SCVs) observed in convective regions are likely to be the anticyclonic components of hetons. Hetons are dipoles, consisting of a surface cyclone and a weakly stratified subsurface anticyclone, that can be formed by convection. Here, key… CONTINUE READING

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