The Role of Eddy-Tansport in the Thermohaline Circulation

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Several research themes were developed during the course of this project. (1) Low-frequency oceanic varibility; (2) The role of eddies in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) region; (3) Deep stratification and the overturning circulation. The key findings were as follows: (1) The stratification below the main thermocline (at about 500m) is determined in the circumpolar region and then communicated to the enclosed portions of the oceans through the overturning circulation. (2) An Atlantic pole-to-pole overturning circulation can be maintained with very small interior mixing as long as surface buoyancy values are shared between the northern North Atlantic and the ACC ... continued below

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Cessi, Dr. Paola November 17, 2011.

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Several research themes were developed during the course of this project. (1) Low-frequency oceanic varibility; (2) The role of eddies in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) region; (3) Deep stratification and the overturning circulation. The key findings were as follows: (1) The stratification below the main thermocline (at about 500m) is determined in the circumpolar region and then communicated to the enclosed portions of the oceans through the overturning circulation. (2) An Atlantic pole-to-pole overturning circulation can be maintained with very small interior mixing as long as surface buoyancy values are shared between the northern North Atlantic and the ACC region.

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  • Report No.: ER63252-01
  • Grant Number: FG02-01ER63252
  • DOI: 10.2172/1029393 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1029393
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc841643

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Cessi, Dr. Paola. The Role of Eddy-Tansport in the Thermohaline Circulation, report, November 17, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc841643/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.