Ocean Mixing and the Stability of the Thermohaline Circulation

Duration: 
2007 - 2008
Participants: 
Ben Marzeion (co-PI)
Anders Levermann (co-PI)
Abstract: 

The main Objective is to merge the existing 3-dimensional and conceptual climate modelling activities in Potsdam and Bergen in order to thoroughly address a delicate and long-standing problem in oceanography, with implications for understanding the past and predicting the future global climate: the stability of the thermohaline circulation.

Funding Agency: 
Research Council of Norway
German Academic Exchange Service
Funding Amount: 
€6 000

Related Publications

Marzeion, B.; Levermann, A.; Mignot, J. , 2010 , Sensitivity of North Atlantic subpolar gyre and overturning to stratification-dependent mixing: response to global warming , Clim Dyn , 34 , 661 - 668 , DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0521-4
marzeion_etal_10.pdf , BibTex , EndNote Tagged

Marzeion, B.; Levermann, A. , 2009 , Stratification-dependent mixing may increase sensitivity of a wind-driven Atlantic overturning to surface freshwater flux , Geophys. Res. Lett. , 36 , L20602 , DOI: 10.1029/2009GL039947
marzeion_levermann_09.pdf , BibTex , EndNote Tagged

Marzeion, B.; Levermann, A.; Mignot, J. , 2007 , The Role of Stratification-Dependent Mixing for the Stability of the Atlantic Overturning in a Global Climate Model* , J. Phys. Oceanogr. , 37 , 2672 - 2681 , DOI: 10.1175/2007JPO3641.1
marzeion_etal_07.pdf , BibTex , EndNote Tagged

Marzeion, B.; Drange, H. , 2006 , Diapycnal mixing in a conceptual model of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation , Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography , 53 , 226 - 238 , DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2005.08.022
marzeion_drange_06.pdf , BibTex , EndNote Tagged