Oceanography Seminar - Andy Thompson - 3/15/18 - 3PM - MSB 100

March 15, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Marine Sciences Building 100

“The circulation of the Antarctic margins in a changing climate”

Ocean circulation at the Antarctic margins is dominated by a system of circumpolar frontal currents that occupy the continental shelf and slope. This Antarctic Slope Front (ASF) system has a significant impact on global climate through its control over the transport of warm water towards Antarctica's floating ice shelves and over the properties of bottom waters exported from the Antarctic shelf. In the past decade, appreciation of the spatial and temporal variability of the ASF and its impact on heat and tracer transport has grown through a combination of novel in situ observational techniques, remote sensing and high resolution numerical modeling.

This talk will highlight how these different approaches have improved our dynamical understanding of the ASF and its role in the global circulation and climate system.

Event Sponsor
Oceanography, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Christopher Sabine, (808) 956-6344, csabine@hawaii.edu, 3/15/18 Andy Thompson (PDF)

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