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Interdecadal Variability of the Southern Ocean

Hogg, Andrew; Blundell, J


The intrinsic variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current is investigated using an idealized wind-driven model. The model uses three quasigeostrophic layers, with steady wind stress forcing, and no diabatic effects. Despite the idealized nature of the model, the simulations display a robust mode of low-frequency variability in the flow. It is demonstrated that this variability is dependent upon the explicit simulation of the dynamics of mesoscale eddies. As such, the variability is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Oceanography
DOI: 10.1175/JPO2934.1


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