Journal article icon

Journal article

Conceptual models of the wind-driven and thermohaline circulation

Abstract:

Conceptual models are a vital tool for understanding the processes that maintain the global ocean circulation, both in nature and in complex numerical ocean models. In this chapter we provide a broad overview of our conceptual understanding of the wind-driven circulation, the thermohaline circulation, and their transient behavior. While our conceptual understanding of the time-mean wind-driven circulation is now fairly mature, basic questions remain regarding the thermohaline circulation, for...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
International Geophysics
Volume:
103
Pages:
257-282
Publication date:
2013-01-01
DOI:
ISSN:
0074-6142
URN:
uuid:c28db34c-689c-4039-8285-7976bb69c46b
Source identifiers:
439600
Local pid:
pubs:439600

Terms of use


Metrics


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP