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Spatial and temporal patterns of small-scale mixing in Drake Passage / Andrew F. Thompson, Sarah T. Gille, J.A. MacKinnon, Janet Sprintall.

Title: Spatial and temporal patterns of small-scale mixing in Drake Passage / Andrew F. Thompson, Sarah T. Gille, J.A. MacKinnon, Janet Sprintall.
Author(s): Thompson, Andrew F.
Gille, Sarah T.
MacKinnon, J. A.
Sprintall, Janet.
Date: 2007.
In: Journal of Physical Oceanography. (2007.), Vol. 37(3) (2007)
Abstract: Analysis of temperature and salinity profiles obtained from Drake Passage between February 2002 and July 2005 is used to estimate turbulent diapycnal eddy diffusivities to depth of 1,000 m. Diffusivity estimates from inversions exceed those from vertical strain by factor of 3 over most of Drake Passage. Strong thermohaline intrusions characterize profiles obtained north of Polar Front (PF), whereas south of PF stratification is determined largely by salinity, and temperature is unstably stratified between 100- and 600-m depth. Turbulent diapycnal diffusivities in upper 400 m are greater north of PF, and decrease south of PF. North of PF diffusivities decay weakly with depth, whereas they increase with depth and peak near local temperature maximum south of PF. Meridional pattern in near-surface mixing corresponds to local maxima and minima of both wind stress and wind stress variance. Winter near-surface diffusivities are also larger north of PF. Wind-driven near-inertial waves, strong mesoscale eddy activity, and double-diffusive convection are suggested as possible factors contributing to observed mixing patterns.
Notes:

Journal of Physical Oceanography. Vol. 37(3) :572-592 (2007).

Keywords: 551.46 -- Oceanography, physical.
551.463 -- Sea water, physical properties.
551.463.6 -- Sea water, thermal properties and heat flux.
551.464.5 -- Salinity.
551.465 -- Oceanography, dynamics.
551.465.15 -- Turbulence and eddies.
551.465.4 -- Oceanography, stratification.
C -- Oceanography, hydrography and hydrology.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*80) -- Southern Ocean.
(*82) -- South Atlantic Ocean.
(*821) -- Drake Passage.
SPRI record no.: 179310

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