Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 12, 743–769, 2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 743–769, 2016

Research article 01 Jun 2016

Research article | 01 Jun 2016

Dissipation of the energy imparted by mid-latitude storms in the Southern Ocean

Julien Jouanno et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Apr 2016) by Matthew Hecht
Short summary
The aim of this study is to clarify the role of the Southern Ocean storms on interior mixing and meridional overturning circulation. A periodic and idealized configuration of the NEMO model has been designed to represent the key physical processes of a zonal portion of the Southern Ocean. Challenging issues concerning how numerical models are able to represent interior mixing forced by high-frequency winds are exposed and discussed, particularly in the context of the overturning circulation.