Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
09 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 09 Jan 2019

Isoneutral control of effective diapycnal mixing in numerical ocean models with neutral rotated diffusion tensors

Antoine Hochet, Rémi Tailleux, David Ferreira, and Till Kuhlbrodt

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