A Two-Layer Wind-Driven Ocean Model in a Multiply Connected Domain with Bottom Topography

  title={A Two-Layer Wind-Driven Ocean Model in a Multiply Connected Domain with Bottom Topography},
  author={Alexander Krupitsky and Mark A. Cane},
  journal={Journal of Physical Oceanography},
The behavior of the solution to a two-layer wind-driven model in a multiply connected domain with bottom topography imitating the Southern Ocean is described. The abyssal layer of the model is forced by interfacial friction, crudely simulating the effect of eddies. The analysis of the low friction regime is based on the method of characteristics. It is found that characteristics in the upper layer are closed around Antarctica, while those in the lower layer are blocked by solid boundaries. The… Expand

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