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Webinar: Interconnection Between the Meridional Overturning Circulation, Atmospheric Forcing, and Sea Level in the Subtropical North Atlantic
Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:00
Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 11:00AM. Webinar: Interconnection Between the Meridional Overturning Circulation, Atmospheric Forcing, and Sea Level in the Subtropical North Atlantic. Denis Volkov, University of Miami. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.
The climate of the North Atlantic is influenced by the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) as it transports heat from the South Atlantic toward the subpolar North Atlantic. This study investigates the reasons for the observed correlations between the AMOC and sea level in the subtropical North Atlantic, focusing on coastal sea level. Specifically, the present study adds a novel element to the existing canon in that it reports on the correlation between the AMOC transport measured at 26.5N and the Mediterranean Sea level. During the seminar, we will explore whether both the AMOC and sea level are driven by the same processes, and/or whether the AMOC can provide a forcing that affects sea level. We will also investigate the relationship between the AMOC-modulated large-scale heat divergence and sea level along both the western and eastern boundaries of the subtropical North Atlantic.