Porting and optimizing CESM1.3 to run on the TaihuLight computer enabled an astounding 750 years of simulation with 0.25° grid spacing for land & atmosphere and 0.1° grid spacing for ocean & sea ice.
Tropical cyclones can inject potential vorticity directly into ocean eddies—an alternative way for tropical cyclones to leave fingerprints on the ocean besides the traditional near-inertial wave.
El derretimiento del hielo significa que los fuertes vientos del Ártico están creando corrientes más energéticas en el giro de Beaufort.
Water masses formed off southeastern Greenland may contribute more than previously thought to the variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, which strongly influences global climate.
Melting ice means that strong Arctic winds create more energetic currents in the Beaufort Gyre.
Two specifications of fluid dynamics—taking measurements at a fixed point and following a fluid parcel—are compared for quantifying eddy transport in the ocean.
Ocean eddies spin round and round, but not in a perfect circle.
Observations of tiny vortices in the ocean interior provide hints of a dynamic richness of the deep ocean that we are yet to fully appreciate.
Ocean eddies may help recycle nutrients within giant current systems that encircle “desert” surface waters.
Advances in observations and modeling are providing new insights into the dynamic Antarctic Slope Current and its critical role in Earth’s climate.