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Symmetric instability in cross-equatorial western boundary currents

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The upper limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation draws waters with negative potential vorticity from the southern hemisphere into the northern hemisphere. The North Brazil Current is one of the cross-equatorial pathways in which this occurs: upon crossing the equator, fluid parcels must modify their potential vorticity to render them stable to symmetric instability and to merge smoothly with the ocean interior. In this work a linear stability analysis is performed on an ideal...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1175/JPO-D-20-0273.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
MPLS DIVISION
Sub department:
D4 MPLS DIVISIONAL OFFICE; DC Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics; DT PHYSICS - CENTRAL
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8677-2105
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Publisher:
American Meteorological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Physical Oceanography Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
6
Pages:
2049–2067
Publication date:
2021-06-01
Acceptance date:
2021-04-09
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EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1172737
Local pid:
pubs:1172737
Deposit date:
2021-04-21

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