論文

査読有り
2014年3月

Effect of freshwater from the West Greenland Current on the winter deep convection in the Labrador Sea

OCEAN MODELLING
  • T. Kawasaki
  • ,
  • H. Hasumi

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開始ページ
51
終了ページ
64
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.01.003
出版者・発行元
ELSEVIER SCI LTD

The effect of mesoscale eddies on the deep convection in the Labrador Sea is examined by using a realistically configured eddy-resolving ice-ocean model. The near-surface boundary current flowing into the Labrador Sea is realistically simulated, namely the West Greenland Current which carries upper/onshore fresh and lower/offshore warm water, and eddies separating from these boundary currents with cold/fresh water atop warm/salty water are also well reproduced. The modeled convection is confined to the southwestern Labrador Sea as observed, and its depth and width are reproduced better than in previous modeling studies. Although previous modeling studies demonstrated only the importance of eddy-induced heat transport in inhibition of deep convection over the central to northern Labrador Sea, our study found that the eddy-induced transport of near-surface fresh water also significantly contributes. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 14

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.01.003
Web of Science
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