Nonnormal Thermohaline Circulation Dynamics in a Coupled Ocean – Atmosphere GCM

@inproceedings{Tziperman2007NonnormalTC,
  title={Nonnormal Thermohaline Circulation Dynamics in a Coupled Ocean – Atmosphere GCM},
  author={Eli Tziperman and LAURE ZANNA},
  year={2007}
}
Using the GFDL coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation model CM2.1, the transient amplification of thermohaline circulation (THC) anomalies due to its nonnormal dynamics is studied. A reduced space based on empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) of temperature and salinity anomaly fields in the North Atlantic is constructed. Under the assumption that the dynamics of this reduced space is linear, the propagator of the system is then evaluated and the transient growth of THC anomalies… CONTINUE READING
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