Modeling and analysis of global satellite and in-situ observations. Identifying and improving flaws in current climate models.
Understanding the Thermohaline Circulation and Climate Change Adaptation ( English Edition) eBook: Tim Kupar: izawehoteruw.gq: Kindle-Shop. The global thermohaline circulation (THC) consists of cooling-induced deep convection Here I discuss our conceptual understanding of the THC and fundamental . than the gradual global warming, thus making adaptation far more difficult.
Dr Alejandro Di Luca - Climate model evaluation and the added value of regional climate models, very high-resolution simulations of climate processes and regional climate changes especially related with Australian east coast cyclones. Dr Paul Spence - Development and analysis of numerical ocean and sea-ice models to understand connections between ocean physics and global climate.
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UNSW Websites. This website. Student research topics in climate science. At the end of the last Ice Age, when the ice sheet covering North America melted, the sudden increase in fresh water reduced the salinity of the north Atlantic surface water and therefore less 'dense water' sank and moved towards the equator.
This reduced, or even shut-down completely, the warm Gulf Stream. Temperatures in north-west Europe fell by 5C in just a few decades.
This is one source of cold dense water that drives the density-based component of the Gulf Stream. There may be an increase in flow from other cold water sources, but, if not, it could be the start of the slow down of the Gulf Stream.
This slowing will have a cooling effect but the temperature will still increase in the region overall. It suggests that the British Isles, especially western regions, will see a significantly smaller temperature increase than other areas of land mass. Water: Sea level rises Glaciers and ice sheets Flooding.
Manabe and Stouffer published scenario simulations with a coupled ocean- atmosphere model in which the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere was gradually increased to both twice and four times the pre-industrial value and then kept constant Fig. Duplessy, J. This survey established a baseline to assess changes in time and evaluate anthropogenic effects on the global ocean circulation. Global and Planetary Change 30, These factors have initiated a growing modelling effort designed to investigate the climatic role of the Southern Hemisphere Seidov, D. Rozanov, M. Global climate model.
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