Dipanjan Dey
PhD student MISU


Coupled ocean-atmosphere water circulation


A new methodology has been established to trace the water masses in the atmosphere as an extension of the oceanic overturning circulation. This method is based on the water mass conservation at each vertical layer. If we assume the rate of change of water mass is negligible, then we can construct the water-mass stream function for both the atmosphere and ocean. By doing so, we have discovered six atmospheric water cells (not air cells) that connect with the oceanic overturning cells through sea surface. This study raises a new perspective that in the future climate scenario there might be an effect of increased cross-Equatorial moisture transport on the AMOC slowdown.


Thursday October 18th, 14.15


Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor