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Thermodynamics of the Oceanic General Circulation – Is the Abyssal Circulation a Heat Engine or a Mechanical Pump?

By Shinya Shimokawa and Hisashi Ozawa

Submitted: November 24th 2010Reviewed: May 30th 2011Published: November 2nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/23092

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