Eddy-resolving modeling of overflows

  title={Eddy-resolving modeling of overflows},
  author={Sonya Legg and Robert Hallberg}
Dense waters flowing through narrow topographic constrictions or down sloping topography as dense overflows are responsible for generating most of the deep water masses of the ocean, following mixing with overlying waters. Overflows involve a variety of different physical processes which together determine the volume, transport and tracer properties of the dense water mass when it reaches the open ocean. Here we review the current state of eddy-resolving modeling of overflows, and understanding… CONTINUE READING