How to run a minimalist's global ocean conveyor

Dan Seidov, Bernd J. Haupt

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The current paradigm of modern climatology and oceanography is that the thermohaline ocean circulation comprises a so-called global ocean "salinity conveyor belt" - a system of currents connecting the northern North Atlantic and northern North Pacific. A hypothesis is put forth here that a slight disparity in freshwater redistribution between the oceans in the Northern Hemisphere is sufficient to build up and maintain a global conveyor type ocean thermohaline circulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 16 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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