Joint Seminar: Observation-based salinity transports at 26N in the Atlantic

The RAPID array at 26N in the Atlantic uses boundary density profiles to continuously calculate mid-ocean transport, which, when combined with Florida Strait and Ekman transports, yields the meridional overturning circulation (MOC).  This project yields insights into the dynamics of the MOC and serves as a reference value both for models (to evaluate their accuracy) and for the future (as a baseline for changes in ocean circulation).  The calculations have been recently extended to heat transport, and currently we are developing methods to calculate salinity transport.  Specifically, I will discuss how to calibrate the submarine cable in the Florida Straits for salinity transport.

Date

01.03.2011

Time

15:15 h

Place

Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Seminar Room 022/023, Ground Floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Hamburg

Speaker

Zoltan Szuts, MPI-M

Organizers

Zoltan Szuts

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