Impact of geothermal heating on the global ocean circulation

@article{Adcroft2001ImpactOG,
  title={Impact of geothermal heating on the global ocean circulation},
  author={Alistair J. Adcroft and Jeffery R. Scott and Jochem Marotzke},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={28}
}
The response of a global circulation model to a uniform geothermal heat flux of 50 mW m−2 through the sea floor is examined. If the geothermal heat input were transported upward purely by diffusion, the deep ocean would warm by 1.2°C. However, geothermal heating induces a substantial change in the deep circulation which is larger than previously assumed and subsequently the warming of the deep ocean is only a quarter of that suggested by the diffusive limit. The numerical ocean model responds… 

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