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A New Mechanism for Mode Water Formation involving Cabbeling and Frontogenetic Strain at Thermohaline Fronts. Part II: Numerical simulations

Shakespeare, Callum; Thomas, Leif


Submesoscale-resolving numerical simulations are used to investigate a mechanism for sustained mode water formation via cabbeling at thermohaline fronts subject to a confluent strain flow. The simulations serve to further elucidate the mechanism and refine the predictions of the analytical model of Thomas and Shakespeare (2015). Unlike other proposed mechanisms involving air-sea fluxes, the cabbeling mechanism, in addition to driving significant mode water formation, uniquely determines the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Oceanography
DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0001.1
Access Rights: Open Access


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