A Relation between the T / S Curve and the ratio of Oceanic to Atmospheric Poleward Heat Transport in Middle Latitudes

@inproceedings{DancelARB,
  title={A Relation between the T / S Curve and the ratio of Oceanic to Atmospheric Poleward Heat Transport in Middle Latitudes},
  author={Christopher Marlon Dancel and Arnaud Czaja}
}
We build on the work of Stommel and Csanady (1980) who showed that the ratio of oceanic transport of heat Ho and freshwater F is a simple function of hydrographic properties. By explicitely relating F to the atmospheric poleward transport of heat (Ha) in midlatitudes, we are able to derive a simple formula for the ratio of ocean to atmosphere poleward heat transport, Ho Ha ≈ coSo lv μ 1 + γ In this relation, So is the global mean ocean salinity, co is the specific heat capacity of sea water, lv… CONTINUE READING