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Simulated North Atlantic-Nordic Seas water mass exchanges in an isopycnic coordinate OGCM

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dc.contributor.author Nilsen, Jan Even Øie eng
dc.contributor.author Gao, Yongqi eng
dc.contributor.author Drange, Helge eng
dc.contributor.author Furevik, Tore eng
dc.contributor.author Bentsen, Mats eng
dc.date.accessioned 2005-04-15T10:38:07Z
dc.date.available 2005-04-15T10:38:07Z
dc.date.issued 2003-05-29
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters 2003 30(10): 1536 en
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/636
dc.description.abstract The 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's en
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dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.subject Oceanography eng
dc.title Simulated North Atlantic-Nordic Seas water mass exchanges in an isopycnic coordinate OGCM en
dc.type Journal article eng
bibo.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2002GL016597 eng
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2002GL016597


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