Topographic Control of Basin and Channel Flows : The Role of Bottom Pressure Torques and Friction

@inproceedings{Jackson2006TopographicCO,
  title={Topographic Control of Basin and Channel Flows : The Role of Bottom Pressure Torques and Friction},
  author={Laura L. Jackson},
  year={2006}
}
The topographical control of western boundary currents within a basin and zonal jets in a channel is investigated in terms of the potential vorticity (PV) and barotropic vorticity (BV: the curl of the depthintegrated velocity) budgets using isopycnic, adiabatic wind–driven experiments. Along the western boundary, the wind-driven transport is returned across latitude lines by the bottom pressure torque, while friction is only important in altering the PV within an isopycnic layer and in allowing… CONTINUE READING
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