North Atlantic Ocean circulation: the OVIDE project

Type Article
Date 2008-04
Language English
Author(s) Mercier HerleORCID1, Lherminier PascaleORCID1, Gourcuff Claire1
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, UBO, CNRS, Lab Phys Oceans, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Houille blanche-revue internationale de l'eau (0018-6368) (Société Hydrotechnique de France), 2008-04 , N. 2 , P. 30-32
DOI 10.1051/lhb:2008013
Abstract The OVIDE project studies the variability of the north Atlantic subbpolar gyre circulation based on repeated hydrography and current measurements, satellite observations, diagnostic and prognostic models. Here, we present an analysis of volume and heat transports between Greenland and Portugal from the 2002 OVIDE data. The results are compared to a previous analysis based on 1997 data (4x project). We focus on the thermohaline circulation. The thermohaline circulation, deep western boundary current and heat flux variability are correlated.
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