The possible role in the ocean heat budget of eddy-induced mixing due to air-sea interaction

Greatbatch, Richard J., Zhai, Xiaoming, Eden, Carsten and Olbers, Dirk (2007) The possible role in the ocean heat budget of eddy-induced mixing due to air-sea interaction. Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (7). ISSN 0094-8276

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Abstract

The traditional point of view is that in the ocean, the meridional transport of heat is achieved by the wind-driven and meridional overturning circulations. Here we point out the fundamental role played by ocean mixing processes. We argue that mixing (i.e., water mass conversion) associated with eddies, especially in the surface mixed layer, can play an important role in closing the ocean heat budget. Our results argue that the lateral mixing applied at the surface of ocean/climate models should be playing an important role in the heat balance of these models, indicating the need for physically-based parameterizations to represent this mixing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eddy-induced mixing,air-sea interaction,ocean heat budget
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 10:02
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:02
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43794
DOI: 10.1029/2007GL029533

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