A 21st Look at the Global Ocean Conveyor Belt

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Presents Dr. Susan Lozier, Dean, GA Tech College of Sciences

A 21st Look at the Global Ocean Conveyor Belt  

In 1800 Count Rumford ascertained the ocean's meridional overturning circulation from a single profile of ocean temperature constructed with the use of a rope, a wooden bucket and a rudimentary thermometer.  Over two centuries later, data from floats, drifters and moorings deployed across the North Atlantic have transformed our understanding of the overturning circulation. In this talk I will discuss this transformation and focus on what we currently do and don't understand about the structure, variability and climatic impact of this well-known circulation feature.

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 11:50am

Location:
Ford Environmental, Science & Technology (ES&T) Building, Rm. L1205, 11am

Fee(s):
Free

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Dr. Greg Huey