Session 12 The Ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation (Special Session)

Thursday, 20 June 2013: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Viking Salons ABC (The Hotel Viking)
Host: 19th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
Maxim Nikurashin, University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, TAS

8:00 AM
A Theory for the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Deep Stratification of the Ocean
Geoffrey K. Vallis, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and M. Nikurashin
8:15 AM
How does heat get into the deep ocean?
J. D. Zika, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom; and A. J. G. Nurser and A. C. Naveira-Garabato
8:30 AM
Equilibration of the Southern Ocean Stratification with and without Topography
Ryan P. Abernathey, Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and P. Cessi

8:45 AM
Mechanisms and consequences of delayed Southern Ocean warming
Kyle Armour, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and J. Marshall, A. Donohoe, J. Scott, and D. Ferreira

9:00 AM
Isopycnal diffusivities from floats in the DIMES experiment
Raffaele Ferrari, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and J. H. LaCasce, R. Tulloch, and K. Speer

Handout (5.9 MB)

9:15 AM
Insights into the Coupling of Turbulent Mixing and the Overturning Circulation
Kial Douglas Stewart, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; and R. W. Griffiths and G. O. Hughes

9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Ocean-basin geometry and the salinification of the Atlantic Ocean
Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; and P. L. Langen, D. Ferreira, and J. Marshall
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