A Simple Theory of the Pycnocline and Overturning Revisited

@inproceedings{Gnanadesikan2007AST,
  title={A Simple Theory of the Pycnocline and Overturning Revisited},
  author={Anand Gnanadesikan and Bryan K. Mignone},
  year={2007}
}
Understanding variability in the meridional overturning circulation requires linking changes in surface forcing and internal mixing to modifications of the thermal structure, differences in the rate of formation of deep waters, and shifts in the locations where these waters are formed. It is thus closely linked to the question of how the ocean circulation is “driven”—which has been debated for many years. In his classic “Physical Geography of the Oceans” (reprinted in 1963), Matthew Fontaine… CONTINUE READING