COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Mathematics and the ocean: Movement, mixing and climate modeling
Description: Here scientists studied circulation at Drake Passage at the point where water in the Southern Ocean passes from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans. Because of the differing properties of water from different regions this region is perfectly suited to study how water with different properties mixes together during circulation. Moreover, as water moves through Drake Passage, flowing over rock-bottom mountainous topography and then churning upward, it creates a great deal of mixing. Mixing is a key determinant in the uptake of heat and carbon by oceans. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 10/17/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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