In 1800 Count Rumford ascertained the ocean's meridional overturning circulation from a single profile of ocean temperature constructed with the use of a rope, a wooden bucket and a rudimentary thermometer. Over two centuries later, data from floats, drifters and moorings deployed across the North Atlantic have transformed our understanding of the overturning circulation. In this talk I will discuss this transformation and focus on what we currently do and don't understand about the structure and variability of this circulation.
Thursday 10 January 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
NOC Southampton - Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre (Waterfront Campus).
Susan Lozier (Duke University)