Sub-mesoscale dynamics in The Southern Ocean
The Southern Ocean circulation is dominated by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), a quasi-zonal current that encircles Antarctica. Typical features of the ACC are an energetic eddy field and jets that influence both the large scale flow and heat and carbon fluxes and, consequently, impact the climate system. Due to the strong zonal flow and weak stratification of the Southern Ocean, topography steers and influences the ACC. For example, Rossby waves or stationary meanders can be found in...[Show more]
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