A conjecture on the role of bottom-enhanced diapycnal mixing in the parameterization of geostrophic eddies


Marshall, David P. and Naveira Garabato, Alberto C. (2008) A conjecture on the role of bottom-enhanced diapycnal mixing in the parameterization of geostrophic eddies Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38, (7), pp. 1607-1613. (doi:10.1175/2007JPO3619.1).

Download

Full text not available from this repository.

Description/Abstract

The parameterization of geostrophic eddies represents a large sink of energy in most ocean models, yet the ultimate fate of this eddy energy in the ocean remains unclear. The authors conjecture that a significant fraction of the eddy energy may be transferred to internal lee waves and oscillations over rough bottom topography, leading to bottom-enhanced diapycnal mixing. A range of circumstantial evidence in support of this conjecture is presented and discussed. The authors further propose a modification to the Gent and McWilliams eddy parameterization to account for the bottom-enhanced diapycnal mixing.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1175/2007JPO3619.1
ISSNs: 0022-3670 (print)
Related URLs:
Subjects:

ePrint ID: 37585
Date :
Date Event
July 2008Published
Date Deposited: 24 May 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:02
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37585

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item