Reference : Topographic forcing of the circulation of LIW in the Western Mediterranean
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Topographic forcing of the circulation of LIW in the Western Mediterranean
Alvarez, A. [ > > ]
Tintoré, J. [ > > ]
Holloway, G. [ > > ]
Eby, M. [ > > ]
Beckers, Jean-Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER) >]
Coastal Estuarine Studies
Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Western Mediterranean Sea
[en] Circulation of the Western Mediterranean has been inferred from tracer properties and is the object of numerical modelling studies (eg., Beckers, 1991). The path of the Levantine Intermediate Water (LIW), thought o be a buoyancy forced flow, provides an indicator of mid-depth circulation (Millot, 1987b). However, modelling studies which include buoyancy forcing appear to misrepresent the flow of LIW. We have used the 'GFDL Modular Ocean Model' (MOM) to explore the suggestion of Holloway (1992) that subgridscale eddy-topography interaction may be responsible for such systematic defects. We have executed MOM with and without the parametrization of the eddytopography
interaction. The different results are compared with circulation inferred
from observational data.

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