Passive tracers in a general circulation model of the Southern Ocean

Stevens, IG and Stevens, DP (1999) Passive tracers in a general circulation model of the Southern Ocean. Annales Geophysicae, 17 (7). pp. 971-982.

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Abstract

Passive tracers are used in an o?-line version of the United Kingdom Fine Resolution Antarctic Model (FRAM) to highlight features of the circulation and provide information on the inter-ocean exchange of water masses. The use of passive tracers allows a picture to be built up of the deep circulation which is not readily apparent from examination of the velocity or density ®elds. Comparison of observations with FRAM results gives good agreement for many features of the Southern Ocean circulation. Tracer distributions are consistent with the concept of a global ``conveyor belt'' with a return path via the Agulhas retro¯ection region for the replenishment of North Atlantic Deep Water.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
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Depositing User: David Stevens
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 14:12
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 17:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/15872
DOI: 10.1007/s00585-999-0971-y

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