Comparison of Thermally Driven Circulations from a Depth-Coordinate Model and an Isopycnal-Layer Model . Part II : The Difference and Structure of the Circulations

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  title={Comparison of Thermally Driven Circulations from a Depth-Coordinate Model and an Isopycnal-Layer Model . Part II : The Difference and Structure of the Circulations},
  author={Y Park and Kirk Bryan},
  year={2000}
}
Thermally driven ocean circulations in idealized basins are calculated with two well-known model codes, one based on depth-level coordinates and the other based on isopycnal coordinates. In addition, the two models have very different representations of convection. In the level-coordinate model, convective adjustment is used, while in the isopycnal-coordinate model, convection is simulated by a transformation of the surface layer to the layer below. Both models indicate a three-layer structure… CONTINUE READING

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