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An Antarctic circumpolar current driven by surface buoyancy forcing

Hogg, Andrew


Simulations of an idealised, but eddy-resolving, channel model of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) are used to investigate the sensitivity of ACC transport to wind and surface buoyancy forcing. The results are consistent with theoretical predictions of the eddy-saturated limit, where transport is independent of wind stress. In this parameter regime, buoyancy forcing provides the primary control over ACC transport.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Geophysical Research Letters
DOI: 10.1029/2010GL044777


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