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Observational and Modeling Studies of the Meridional Overturning Circulation


Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

RO# Location
26.51.00.B0619 Miami, FL 33149


Name E-mail Phone
Baringer, Molly O. 305.361.4345


The AOML carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations of the physics of ocean currents and water properties, and on the role of the ocean in climate, weather, and ecosystems. In particular, AOML houses the Western Boundary Time Series Program that consists of two components to monitor the western boundary currents in the subtropical Atlantic: (1) the Florida Current transport measurements using a submarine telephone cable plus calibration cruises and (2) the Deep Western Boundary Current transport and property measurements using dedicated research ship time and moorings. This program is a cornerstone to the international RAPID/MOCHA/WBTS program that has deployed a system that will continuously observe the meridional mass and heat transport in the subtropical Atlantic. This system will document the variability of the subtropical Atlantic and its relationship to observed climate fluctuations, and the observations will help assess climate model predictions. Projects related to the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the North or South Atlantic are most welcome.


Hydrology; Currents (marine); Data bases; Ocean models; Atmospheric-marine boundary layer;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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