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The dynamics of Southern Ocean storm tracks

Chapman, Christopher; Hogg, Andrew; Kiss, Andrew; Rintoul, Stephen R

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The mechanisms that initiate and maintain oceanic "storm tracks" (regions of anomalously high eddy kinetic energy) are studied in a wind-driven, isopycnal, primitive equation model with idealized bottom topography. Storm tracks are found downstream of the topography in regions strongly influenced by a largescale stationary meander that is generated by the interaction between the background mean flow and the topography. In oceanic storm tracks the length scale of the stationary meander differs...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66336
Source: Journal of Physical Oceanography
DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0075.1

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