The Effect of Salinity on the Wind-Driven Circulation and the Thermal Structure of the Upper Ocean

@inproceedings{FedorovTheEO,
  title={The Effect of Salinity on the Wind-Driven Circulation and the Thermal Structure of the Upper Ocean},
  author={Alexey V Fedorov}
}
Studies of the effect of a freshening of the surface waters in high latitudes on the oceanic circulation have thus far focused almost entirely on the deep thermohaline circulation and its poleward heat transport. Here it is demonstrated, by means of an idealized general circulation model, that a similar freshening can also affect the shallow, wind-driven circulation of the ventilated thermocline and its heat transport from regions of gain (mainly in the upwelling zones of low latitudes) to… CONTINUE READING