This review brings together a new understanding of the ocean-atmosphere system in the Indian Ocean since the last comprehensive review, describing the Indian Ocean circulation patterns, air-sea interactions and climate variability.
Tag Archive: ocean circulation
CLEX researchers have demonstrated that ocean gyres (complete with a rich eddy field and strong western boundary current) occur even in the absence of wind forcing.
CLEX researchers examined the behaviour of a passive tracer released near the seafloor in an idealised two-dimensional flow driven by bottom-enhanced turbulence.
There is compelling evidence that under different climate states (e.g. glacial-interglacial cycles), the Atlantic Ocean has experienced significant water mass reorganisations and circulation changes. This project aims to better constrain these variations, using models able to simulate proxy variations.
The summer student on this project will make use of recent observations and combine these novel machine learning and image processing techniques to understand the drivers of recent ocean change.
In this talk Dr Stephen Griffies will offer a sampling of the research questions confronting ocean scientists who make use of mathematics, physics, and computer simulations. Some of the questions touch upon the most difficult questions facing humanity in the 21st century.