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How Does the Antarctic Circumpolar Current Affect the Southern Ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation

@article{Chapman2016HowDT,
  title={How Does the Antarctic Circumpolar Current Affect the Southern Ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation},
  author={Christopher C. Chapman and Jean-baptiste Sallee},
  journal={arXiv: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics},
  year={2016}
}
The Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) in the Southern Ocean is investigated using hydrographic observations combined with satellite observations of sea-surface height. A three-dimensional (spatial and vertical) estimate of the isopycnal eddy-diffusivity in the Southern Ocean is obtained using the theory of Ferrari & Nikurashin (2010), that includes the influence of suppression of the diffusivity by the strong, time-mean flows. It is found that the eddy diffusivity is enhanced at depth… 

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