Global-mean surface temperature has risen by more than 1oC in response to anthropogenic increase of atmospheric greenhouse gases. How does the ocean circulation change, by what mechanisms, and how does it affect the atmospheric circulation and regional climate change? This lecture explores these questions brought to the fore by climate change. Major changes in the ocean circulation are expected. The colloquium is held by Prof. Shang-Ping Xie, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego, USA).
|Organizer:||GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel|