Constantinou, Navid; Hogg, Andy
“Eddy saturation” is the regime in which the total time-mean volume transport of an oceanic
current is relatively insensitive to the wind stress forcing and is often invoked as a dynamical description of
Southern Ocean circulation. We revisit the problem of eddy saturation using a primitive equations model
in an idealized channel setup with bathymetry. We apply only mechanical wind stress forcing; there is no
diapycnal mixing or surface buoyancy forcing. Our main aim is to assess the...[Show more]
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