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Interactions of jets and eddies with topography in the Southern Ocean

Chapman, Christopher Charles

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The Southern Ocean, which lies south of approximately 35 degrees S and completely encircles the Antarctic continent, is considered to be a unique and important component of the Earth's climate system. The Southern Ocean is home to the world's strongest current system, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), which connects the Earth's major ocean basins, mediates the southward transfer of heat, and strongly influences climate on both short and millennial time scales. However, due primarily to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/156216
DOI: 10.25911/5d514609570e0

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