Gabriele Messori, Postdoc at MISU, Global Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate Sciences
Liam Brannigan, Postdoc at MISU, Oceanography

Liam Brannigan, Postdoc at MISU.
Liam Brannigan, Postdoc at MISU.
Gabriele Messori, Postdoc at MISU.
Gabriele Messori, Postdoc at MISU.

It's not you, it's me: dipole dynamics in the atmosphere and ocean

The Heton Model is a two-layer system, seeded with dipoles consisting of point geostrophic vortices. These vortices display a range of complex interactions and can effect a heat transport – hence the name Heton. Here we will show that this idealised framework can be applied to both the atmosphere and ocean. In the atmosphere, Heton dynamics can reproduce a number of features of the large-scale spatio-temporal variability of the meridional heat transport by transient motions. In the ocean, Hetons can be used to investigate the origin and dynamics of isolated sub-surface anticyclones which are often observed in the Arctic region.

Time and Place

Tuesday Nov 21th 2017, 11.15
Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor