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Inferred Decadal and Longer-term Changes in the Ocean Circulation


Professor Carl Wunsch, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Date Nov 5, 2013
Time 11:00 am  

Room 153 of Mechanical Engineering Building


Department of Atmospheric Sciences


Shirley Palmisano

Phone 217-244-5737
Event type Graduate colloquium
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From an observational point of view, determining the ocean circulation and its changes through time, presents a formidable problem owing to the fundamental physical difficulties (electromagnetic opacity, high pressures, Etc.) and the resulting extremely short instrumental record of even marginal global-scale adequacy. Understanding what can be inferred about oceanic changes in heat content, regional and global sea level, flow changes, et al., in a system with a wide-range of memory, becomes an interesting problem of observations, kinematical and dynamical modelling, random walks,and sometimes fantastical assumptions.



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