Topographic Enhancement of Eddy Efficiency in Baroclinic Equilibration

  • RYAN ABERNATHEY, PAOLA CESSI
  • Published 2014
The processes that determine the depth of the Southern Ocean thermocline are considered. In existing conceptual frameworks, the thermocline depth is determined by competition between the mean and eddy heat transport, with a contribution from the interaction with the stratification in the enclosed portion of the ocean. Using numerical simulations, this study… CONTINUE READING