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by downwelling focussed at the western boundary (8 +/- 2 Sv). The gyre circulation exhibits a substantial throughflow component, by which CDW and AABW enter the gyre from the Indian sector, undergo ventilation and densification within the gyre, and are exported to the South Atlantic across the gyre’s northern rim. The relatively modest net production of AABW in the Weddell Gyre (6 +/- 2 Sv) suggests that the gyre’s prominence in the closure of the lower limb of global oceanic overturning stems largely from the recycling
and equatorward export of Indian-sourced AABW.
- Weddell Sea
- Southern Ocean
- meridional overturning circulation
- sea ice
- 1 Finished
SOFI : A Carbon and transient tracer measurement programme in the Atlantic and Southern Ocean under Oceans 2025.
Watson, A. & Bakker, D.
1/11/08 → 31/10/12