Rapid Southern Ocean front transitions in an eddy-resolving ocean GCM: RAPID SOUTHERN OCEAN FRONT TRANSITIONS

@inproceedings{Thompson2010RapidSO,
  title={Rapid Southern Ocean front transitions in an eddy-resolving ocean GCM: RAPID SOUTHERN OCEAN FRONT TRANSITIONS},
  author={A. Frank Thompson and Peter H. Haynes and Chris Wilson and Kelvin J. Richards},
  year={2010}
}
The formation of persistent multiple fronts is an established feature of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC). Front strength and location are closely linked to eddy properties and therefore have important implications for the eddy-driven closure of the Southern Ocean meridional overturning circulation. ACC front structure is analyzed here by calculating regional probability density functions (PDFs) of potential vorticity diagnosed in an eddy-resolving ocean general circulation model. Rapid… CONTINUE READING

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