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Slope Currents and “JEBAR”

Huthnance, J.M.. 1984 Slope Currents and “JEBAR”. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14 (4). 795-810. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0485(1984)014<0795:SCA>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract/Summary

For currants along continental slopes, the joint effect of baroclinicity and bottom relief (JEBAR) provides important local forcing, comparable with the wind stress. The poleward density increase (or corresponding sea level decline) typically drives O(0.1 m s−1) poleward currents confined over the continental slope and independent of the wind. This transport is significant at eastern oceanic margins.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0485(1984)014<0795:SCA>2.0.CO;2
Programmes: POL Programmes
ISSN: 0022-3670
Date made live: 01 Jul 2013 16:21 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/502488

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