Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
28 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2023

Factors influencing the meridional width of the equatorial deep jets

Swantje Bastin, Martin Claus, Richard J. Greatbatch, and Peter Brandt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-50', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Swantje Bastin, 18 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-50', Claire Ménesguen, 27 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Swantje Bastin, 18 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Swantje Bastin on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 May 2023) by Katsuro Katsumata
AR by Swantje Bastin on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2023)
Short summary
Equatorial deep jets are ocean currents that flow along the Equator in the deep oceans. They are relevant for oxygen transport and tropical surface climate, but their dynamics are not yet entirely understood. We investigate different factors leading to the jets being broader than theory predicts. Mainly using an ocean model, but corroborating the results with shipboard observations, we show that loss of momentum is the main factor for the broadening but that meandering also contributes.