PL009:
The Driving Forces of the Ocean’s General Circulation


Session ID#: 28663

Session Description:
The focus of this session is on the processes that facilitate the closure of the ocean's general circulation. The processes driving the upper and lower branches of circulation, and interconnecting them are of interest. In particular, the impact of changes in these driving processes on the circulation, thereby on the climate system, on a wide range of time scales will be part of our focus. Example topics of interest include: high latitude coupled dynamics, interior and deep ocean turbulence and mixing, boundary processes and global scale energetics and/or water mass analyses. We encourage contributions that not only focus on physics of processes, but also on their role and interconnections in the large-scale circulation.
Primary Chair:  Ali Mashayek, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Lynne D Talley, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Sheldon Bacon, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Center, Southampton, United Kingdom and Colm-cille Patrick Caulfield, University of Cambridge, BP Institute/Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Index Terms:

4215 Climate and interannual variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4283 Water masses [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4532 General circulation [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4568 Turbulence, diffusion, and mixing processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

René M. van Westen, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Utrecht, Netherlands and Hendrik A Dijkstra, IMAU - Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht, Physics, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gabriel Marques Pontes1, Alexander Sen Gupta2, Andrea Taschetto2 and Alexandre Fernandes3, (1)Instituto Oceanografico USP, São Paulo, Brazil, (2)ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, Australia, (3)UERJ Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Jun Yang and Yidongfang Si, Peking University, Beijing, China
Ann Gargett, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States
Ryan Holmes, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science and School of Mathematics and Statistics, Sydney, Australia, Jan D Zika, University of New South Wales, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Sydney, Australia and Matthew H England, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Arnaud Czaja1, Arjun Ganguly2, Thomas Gilders2 and Hamish Miller2, (1)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, (2)Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Mahmoud Mostafa Sadek1,2, Hussein Aluie2, Matthew W Hecht3 and Geoffery Vallis4, (1)Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, (2)University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States, (3)Los Alamos Nat'l Lab, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Zhitao Yu, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, Yalin Fan, US Naval Research Laboratory, LA, United States, E. Joseph Metzger, John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Ole Martin Smedstad, Vencore, Inc., Oceanography Division, New Orleans, LA, United States
Emily Rose Newsom, California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States, Andrew F Thompson, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Cecilia M Bitz, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Bishakhdatta Gayen1, Catherine Ann Vreugdenhil1, Andrew M. Hogg2 and Ross W Griffiths2, (1)Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, Australia, (2)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Paola Cessi, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Catherine Spencer Jones, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden, David Ferreira, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology, Reading, United Kingdom, Tapio Schneider, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Robert Christopher Wills, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland
Paola Cessi, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Laura Cimoli, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom and Ali Mashayek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, La Jolla, CA, United States
Adam Tobias Blaker, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, Joel Hirschi, National Oceanography Centre, MSM, Southampton, United Kingdom and Mike Bell, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
Martim Mas, USP University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil and Ilana C Wainer, Univ of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Alberto Naveira Garabato1, Eleanor Frajka-Williams1, Carl Spingys1, Kurt L Polzin2, Alexander Forryan1, Christian E. Buckingham3, Einar Povl Abrahamsen3, Sonya Legg4, Stephen Matthew Griffies5, Keith W Nicholls3 and Michael Paul Meredith3, (1)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (4)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)NOAA/GFDL, NJ, United States
David Philip Marshall1, James R Maddison2, Julian Mak2, David Roy Munday3, Maarten Ambaum4 and Lenka Novak4, (1)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (2)University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (3)British Antarctic Survey, Polar Oceans, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (4)Univ Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Anastasia Romanou1, M Susan Lozier2, Feili Li3, Kayla Rosann Flynn4, Maria Aristizabal-Vargas4 and Joy Romanski5, (1)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (2)Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, (3)Duke University, NC, United States, (4)Trinnovim, New York, NY, United States, (5)Columbia University of New York/NASA GISS, New York, NM, United States
Peter B Rhines1, Xiaobiao Xu2 and Eric P. Chassignet2, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Xiaozhou Ruan1, Andrew F Thompson1, Mar Flexas1 and Janet Sprintall2, (1)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Andrew M. Hogg, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia and Bishakhdatta Gayen, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, Australia
Weiqiang Wang, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, Guangzhou 510301, China, Tiecheng Zhang, Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya 572000, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China and Chen Zhaozhang, Xiamen University, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Ximan 361005, China
Yong-Yub Kim, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, Young Ho Kim, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and Yang-Ki Cho, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences/Research Institute of Oceanography, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Veit Lüschow and Jin-Song von Storch, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Guillaume Maze, IFREMER, Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing, Plouzané, France, Charlene Feucher, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, AB, Canada, Herle Mercier, CNRS, LOPS, Plouzane, France and William K Dewar, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Fabricio S Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Institute of Oceanography, Rio Grande-RS, Brazil and Paulo S Polito, IOUSP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oceane Richet1, Caroline j Muller2 and Jean Marc Chomaz1, (1)Ecole polytechnique - Ladhyx, fluid dynamics, palaiseau, France, (2)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France
Jörn Callies, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Raffaele M Ferrari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Madeleine K Youngs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Raffaele M Ferrari, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Laura Cimoli1, Ali Mashayek2, David Philip Marshall1 and Helen Johnson1, (1)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Raffaele M Ferrari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Ali Mashayek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, La Jolla, CA, United States
Ivory Reinert, Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Junlu Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Division of Environment and Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Gan Jianping, Department of Mathematics and Division of Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Henri Drake, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, Jörn Callies, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Raffaele M Ferrari, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Robert Pinkel1, Matthew H Alford2, Jody M Klymak3, Andrew Lucas2, Jennifer A MacKinnon2, Ruth C Musgrave4 and Nicole L Jones5, (1)University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
Veronica Margaret Tamsitt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Lynne D Talley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Georgy E Manucharyan, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Glenn Flierl, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Varvara Zemskova1, Brian L White2 and Alberto D Scotti1, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Kial Douglas Stewart, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Science, Canberra, ACT, Australia and Paul Landesman, l'Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Sudip Majumder, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami and Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA, Miami, FL, United States and Marlos P Goes, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Matthew H Alford1, Jody M Klymak2, Jennifer A MacKinnon1, Ali Mashayek3, Jonathan D Nash4, Robert Pinkel5 and Gunnar Voet1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Donata Banyte, Newcastle University, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, Miguel Angel Morales Maqueda, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom and David Smeed

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