An Idealized Model Study of the Mass and Heat Transports between the Subpolar and Subtropical Gyres

@inproceedings{Herbaut2001AnIM,
  title={An Idealized Model Study of the Mass and Heat Transports between the Subpolar and Subtropical Gyres},
  author={Christophe Herbaut and J. B. Sirven and Arnaud Czaja},
  year={2001}
}
The response of an ocean model of the subtropical and subpolar gyres to idealized surface forcing anomalies that mimic the thermal and mechanical forcing associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is analyzed. Emphasis is given on the subpolar gyre and the mechanisms that drive the mass and heat exchanges between the two gyres. First, steady anomalies are applied. Surface heat flux anomalies induce density gradient anomalies at depth, which drive current anomalies reinforcing the… CONTINUE READING

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