Exploring the Southern Ocean pCO2 Wind Stress Connection
This month we spotlight work from UK researchers led by Ben Bronselaer (formerly of Oxford, now at Princeton) who have been using MITgcm to understand the feedback between mixed-layer partial pressure of carbon dioxide pCO2 and wind stress in the Southern Ocean.
This month we spotlight work by researchers at the University of South Florida who have been using MITgcm in a study assessing mapping error in Southern Ocean transport computed from satellite altimetry and Argo float data.
Turning Ocean Mixing Upside Down
This month we report on work by Ali Mashayek and Raf Ferrari of MIT who have been using MITgcm to help them understand what sets the density structure and rate of overturning in the ocean.
In a new study, researchers from Scripps have been using MITgcm to evaluate the role form stress across bottom topography plays in balancing the input of stress by wind at the surface.
Wind Stress and Southern Ocean Meridional Overturning
Ryan Abernathey and co-workers have been using idealised MITgcm simulations to explore the dependence of Southern Ocean meridional overturning on wind stress.
Mixing it up…
Malte Jansen is a third year graduate student in PAOC at MIT. He has been using MITgcm in an idealized study to explore how mixing by eddies may influence the equilibrium state of the extra-tropical atmosphere and the Southern Ocean and in particular why the two regimes exhibit such a different equilibrium state.
Anthropogenic CO2 transport in the Southern Ocean.
Taka Ito, Molly Woloszyn and Matt Mazloff have been studying anthropogenic CO2 transport in the Southern Ocean. Using MITgcm’s adjoint and offline capabilities, the team find a clear correlation between the pattern of carbon uptake and oceanic vertical exchange in strong support of wind-driven primary regulation of Southern Ocean ACO2 transport…