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Michael P. Meredith, Peter J. Brown, Alberto C. Naveira Garabato, Loïc Jullion, Hugh J. Venables and Marie-José Messias Dense bottom layers in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean: Creation, lifespan, and destruction Geophysical Research Letters 40

Article first published online: 14 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/grl.50260

Key Points

  • Scotia Sea dense water throughflow is significantly episodic
  • Deep mixing in the Scotia Sea can be much weaker than previously reported
  • Abyssal layers can stagnate for a number of years before being destroyed

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