Effects of Mountains and Ice Sheets on Global Ocean Circulation *

  title={Effects of Mountains and Ice Sheets on Global Ocean Circulation *},
  author={Andreas Schmittner and TIAGO and M. A.. and Silva},
The impact of mountains and ice sheets on the large-scale circulation of the world’s oceans is investigated in a series of simulations with a new coupled ocean–atmosphere model [Oregon State University–University of Victoria model (OSUVic)], in which the height of orography is scaled from 1.5 times the actual height (at T42 resolution) to 0 (no mountains). The results suggest that the effects of mountains and ice sheets on the buoyancy and momentum transfer from the atmosphere to the surface… CONTINUE READING
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