On the Joint Effect of Baroclinicity and Topography

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  • 1 National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6
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Abstract

A simple two-layer model is constructed to illustrate the combined effect of baroclinicity and topography over an idealized continental slope region. It is shown that an assumed thermohaline circulation leads to topographic vorticity contributions in the southward flowing deep current with the concomitant enhancement of the western boundary transport computed by Holland (1973).

Abstract

A simple two-layer model is constructed to illustrate the combined effect of baroclinicity and topography over an idealized continental slope region. It is shown that an assumed thermohaline circulation leads to topographic vorticity contributions in the southward flowing deep current with the concomitant enhancement of the western boundary transport computed by Holland (1973).

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