Effects of mesoscale eddies on global ocean distributions of CFC-11 , CO 2 , and 1 14 C

@inproceedings{Lachkar2007EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mesoscale eddies on global ocean distributions of CFC-11 , CO 2 , and 1 14 C},
  author={Zouhair Lachkar and James C. Orr and J.-C. Dutay and Pascale Delecluse},
  year={2007}
}
Global-scale tracer simulations are typically made at coarse resolution without explicitly modelling eddies. Here we ask what role do eddies play in ocean uptake, storage, and meridional transport of transient tracers. We made global anthropogenic transient-tracer simulations in coarse-resolution (2 ◦ cosφ×2, ORCA2) and eddypermitting (1 2 ◦ cosφ×2 , ORCA05) versions of the ocean general circulation model OPA9. Our focus is on surfaceto-intermediate waters of the southern extratropics where air… CONTINUE READING

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