Seminar: Susan Lozier, Earth and Ocean Sciences Division of the Nicholas School of the Environment – Duke University
April 11 @ 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
UNC Marine Sciences’ is proud to host a seminar by Susan Lozier.
Title: A 21st century look at the global ocean conveyor belt
Abstract: : 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 has 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 mechanisms controlling overturning variability on interannual to decadal time scales.