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Conceptual models of the wind-driven and thermohaline circulation

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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...

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

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