Mixing in seasonally stratified shelf seas: a shifting paradigm

  title={Mixing in seasonally stratified shelf seas: a shifting paradigm},
  author={Tom P. Rippeth},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={2837 - 2854}
  • T. Rippeth
  • Published 15 December 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Although continental shelf seas make up a relatively small fraction (ca 7%) of the world ocean's surface, they are thought to contribute significantly (20–50% of the total) to the open-ocean carbon dioxide storage through processes collectively known as the shelf sea pump. The global significance of these processes is determined by the vertical mixing, which drives the net CO2 drawdown (which can occur only in stratified water). In this paper, we focus on identifying the processes that are… 

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