Sensitivity of the thermohaline circulation and climate to ocean exchanges in a simple coupled model

@article{Shaffer2001SensitivityOT,
  title={Sensitivity of the thermohaline circulation and climate to ocean exchanges in a simple coupled model},
  author={Gary Shaffer and Steffen Malskcer Olsen},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={433-444}
}
Abstract A new simple, coupled climate model is presented and used to investigate the sensitivity of the thermohaline circulation and climate to ocean vertical and horizontal exchange. As formulated, the model highlights the role of thin, ocean surface layers in the communication between the atmosphere and the subsurface ocean. Model vertical exchange is considered to be an analogue to small-scale, diapycnal mixing and convection (when present) in the ocean. Model horizontal exchange is… CONTINUE READING