Basin-Wide Oceanographic Array Bridges the South Atlantic

Type Article
Date 2014-02
Language English
Author(s) Ansorge Isabelle J.1, Baringer Molly2, Campos Edmo J.D.3, Dong S.4, Fine R.A.2, 5, Garzoli Silvia L.2, 4, Goni Gustavo2, Meinen Christopher S.2, Perez R.C.2, 5, Piola Alberto R.6, 7, Roberts M.J.8, Speich Sabrina9, Sprintall J.10, Terre Terrillon Thierry11, Van Den Berg M.A.9
Affiliation(s) 1 : University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
2 : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Miami, Fla., USA
3 : University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
4 : University of Miami, Miami, Fla, USA
5 : University of Miami, Miami, Fla, USA
6 : Departamento de Oceanografía, Servicio de Hidrografía Naval, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7 : Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8 : Oceans and Coasts Research, Department of Environmental Affairs, Roggebaai, South Africa
9 : Universite de Bretagne Occidentale Brest, France
10 : Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA
11 : Ifremer,Plouzané, France
Source Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union (0096-3941) (American Geophysical Union), 2014-02 , Vol. 95 , N. 6 , P. 53-54
DOI 10.1002/2014EO060001
Keyword(s) South Atlantic, Meridional Overturning Circulation, CPIES
Abstract The meridional overturning circulation (MOC) is a global system of surface, intermediate, and deep ocean currents. The MOC connects the surface layer of the ocean and the atmosphere with the huge reservoir of the deep sea and is the primary mechanism for transporting heat, freshwater, and carbon between ocean basins. Climate models show that past changes in the strength of the MOC were linked to historical climate variations. Further research suggests that the MOC will continue to modulate climate change scenarios on time scales ranging from decades to centuries [Latif et al., 2006].
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Ansorge Isabelle J., Baringer Molly, Campos Edmo J.D., Dong S., Fine R.A., Garzoli Silvia L., Goni Gustavo, Meinen Christopher S., Perez R.C., Piola Alberto R., Roberts M.J., Speich Sabrina, Sprintall J., Terre Terrillon Thierry, Van Den Berg M.A. (2014). Basin-Wide Oceanographic Array Bridges the South Atlantic. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95(6), 53-54. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :