Can limited ocean mixing buffer rapid climate change

@inproceedings{Oliver2005CanLO,
  title={Can limited ocean mixing buffer rapid climate change},
  author={Kevin I. C. Oliver and Andrew J Watson and David P Stevens},
  year={2005}
}
It has been argued that diapycnal mixing has a strongly stabilizing role in the global thermohaline circulation (THC). Negative feedback between THC transport and low-latitude buoyancy distribution is present in theory based on thermocline scaling, but is absent from Stommel’s classical model. Here, it is demonstrated that these two models can be viewed as opposite limits of a single theory. Stommel’s model represents unlimited diapycnal mixing, whereas the thermocline scaling represents weak… CONTINUE READING

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