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Estimating suppression of eddy mixing by mean flows

Klocker, Andreas; Ferrari, Raffaele; LaCasce, Joseph H


Particle- and tracer-based estimates of lateral diffusivities are used to estimate the suppression of eddy mixing across strong currents. Particles and tracers are advected using a velocity field derived from sea surface height measurements from the South Pacific, in a region west of Drake Passage. This velocity field has been used in a companion paper to show that both particle- and tracer-based estimates of eddy diffusivities are equivalent, despite recent claims to the contrary. These...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Oceanography
DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-0205.1


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