Reconstructing the Meridional Overturning Circulation from Boundary Densities and the Zonal Wind Stress

@inproceedings{Hirschi2007ReconstructingTM,
  title={Reconstructing the Meridional Overturning Circulation from Boundary Densities and the Zonal Wind Stress},
  author={Jo{\"e}l J.-M. Hirschi},
  year={2007}
}
Numerical models are used to test whether the meridional overturning circulation (MOC) can be reconstructed from boundary densities and the wind stress. In idealized model setups without topography the strength as well as the temporal and spatial variability of the MOC cell can largely be reproduced from boundary densities and the zonal wind stress. With added slopes along the meridional boundaries, most of the depth-averaged flow is missed and neither strength nor spatial structure of the MOC… CONTINUE READING
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