Tracing southwest pacific bottom water using potential vorticity and helium-3
This study uses potential vorticity and other tracers to identify the pathways of the densest form of Circumpolar Deep Water in the South Pacific, termed "Southwest Pacific Bottom Water" (SPBW), along the 28.2 kg m sup(-3) surface. This study focuses on the potential vorticity signals associated with three major dynamical processes occurring in the vicinity of the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge: 1) the strong flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), 2) lateral eddy stirring, and 3) heat and...[Show more]
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