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dc.contributor.authorYang, Xiao-Yi  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Rui Xin  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jia  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWang, Dong Xiao  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-02T13:35:20Z
dc.date.available2009-07-02T13:35:20Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/2856
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © Science in China Press, 2008. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Springer for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences 51 (2008): 1036-1043, doi:10.1007/s11430-008-0074-8.en
dc.description.abstractAntarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) responds to the surface windstress via two processes, i.e., instant barotropic process and delayed baroclinic process. This study focuses on the baroclinic instability mechanism in ACC. That is, the strengthening of surface zonal windstress causes the enhanced tilting of the isopycnal surface, which leads to the intense baroclinic instability. Simultaneously, the mesoscale eddies resulting from the baroclinic instability facilitate the transformation of mean potential energy to eddy energy, which causes the remarkable decrease of the ACC volume transport with the 2-year lag time. This delayed negative correlation between the ACC transport and the zonal windstress may account for the steadiness of the ACC transport in these two decades.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSupported by NSCF Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Grant No. 40625017) and the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2006CB403604). The research was also supported by W. Alan Clark Chair from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for RXH and NOAA GLERL contribution No. 1462 for JWen
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dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-008-0074-8
dc.subjectAntarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)en
dc.subjectZonal windstressen
dc.subjectBaroclinic instabilityen
dc.subjectMesoscale eddyen
dc.titleDelayed baroclinic response of the Antarctic circumpolar current to surface wind stressen
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