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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Research project: Control of the ACC system by eddies, topography and localised forcing

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A NERC Fellowship project led by Jan D. Zika. The project is funded by the National Environment Research Council for 3 years (2012-2015). It is a collaboration between Jan Zika, Alberto Naveira-Garabato and George Nurser at NOC Southampton, David Marshall at Oxford University, Julien Le Sommer at LEGI in Grenoble, Larry Armi at Scripps, California and Steve Rintoul at CSIRO in Hobart, Australia.

Project Overview

The main objectives of the project are to :

  • Determine how and where topography controls the momentum balance of the ACC, and how this influences the MOC and meridional exchanges of properties in numerical simulations.
  • Use observations to understand the importance of these properties in the real Ocean.
  • Given an understanding of the links between the ACC system and topography, asses the influence of atmospheric forcing. In particular, where and how localised forcing changes can control the strength of the ACC and meridional exchanges.

 

 

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Physical Oceanography

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