What Climate Models Need to Know About the Sub-Polar Oceans. Peter Rhines

Mary Louise Timmermans introduces Peter Rhines who shares his latest field observations from the subpolar Atlantic and what they offer climate modelers. Peter’s talk covers introductory concepts related to Arctic climate and how it influences atmospheric and oceanic circulation as well as more technical information on ocean circulation dynamics which exert tong controls yet are under-represented in IPCC-class coupled climate models.

Peter visits us from the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography.  His research interests include: High latitude climate: field observations in the subpolar Atlantic; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics laboratory, theory and observations of waves and circulation; atmospheric dynamics; oceanic eddies and their relation with the general circulation; teaching environmental science and its relationships with human activity.

See more at: http://climate.yale.edu/event/tba-0#sthash.lGWMvU3n.dpuf

November 19, 2013
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