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dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Jan Even Øieeng
dc.contributor.authorGao, Yongqieng
dc.contributor.authorDrange, Helgeeng
dc.contributor.authorFurevik, Toreeng
dc.contributor.authorBentsen, Matseng
dc.date.accessioned2005-04-15T10:38:07Z
dc.date.available2005-04-15T10:38:07Z
dc.date.issued2003-05-29eng
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters 2003 30(10): 1536en
dc.identifier.issn0094-8276eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/636
dc.description.abstractThe variability in the volume exchanges between the North Atlantic and the Nordic Seas during the last 50 years is investigated using a synoptic forced, global version of the Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model (MICOM). The simulated volume fluxes agree with the existing observations. The net volume flux across the Faroe-Shetland Channel (FSC) is positively correlated with the net flux through the Denmark Strait (DS; R = 0.74 for 3 years low pass filtering), but negatively correlated with the net flux across the Iceland-Faroe Ridge (IFR; R = -0.80). For the Atlantic inflow across the FSC and IFR, the correlation is R = -0.59. For the transports through the FSC and DS, the simulation suggests that an atmospheric pattern resembling the North Atlantic Oscillation is the main driving force for the variations, involving Ekman fluxes and barotropic adjustment. The model also shows a 0.7 Sv reduction of the Atlantic inflow to the Nordic Seas since the late 50'sen
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dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unioneng
dc.subjectOceanographyeng
dc.titleSimulated North Atlantic-Nordic Seas water mass exchanges in an isopycnic coordinate OGCMeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2002GL016597eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2002GL016597


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