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Feature of thermohaline circulation in two-layer conceptual model based on energy constraint
Shen Yang; Guan YuPing; guan@scsio.ac.cn
2015
Source PublicationSCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES
Volume58Issue:8Pages:1397-1403
AbstractThe assertion that the thermohaline circulation (THC) is driven and sustained by mechanical energy has been increasingly accepted. The simplest conceptual model describing the THC is the Stommel two-box model. Given the vertical stratification in the real ocean, layered models were designed and used. In this research, using a two-layer conceptual model based on energy constraint, we studied basic features of thermal-mode and saline-mode circulations. We focused on the effects of freshwater flux and mixing energy on the intensity and multiple equilibrium states of the THC. The results show that more important than affecting the THC intensity, both the decrease of freshwater flux and increase of mixing energy can lead to an "abrupt transition" in the THC from a stable saline to a stable thermal mode, which further develops the THC energy theory.
Department[Shen Yang] Liaoning Univ Technol, Coll Sci, Jinzhou 121001, Peoples R China; [Shen Yang; Guan YuPing] Chinese Acad Sci, South China Sea Inst Oceanol, State Key Lab Trop Oceanog, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China ; LTO
KeywordThermohaline Circulation Two-layer Model Mixing Energy Freshwater Flux Equilibrium State
Subject AreaGeology
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/14948
Collection热带海洋环境国家重点实验室(LTO)
Corresponding Authorguan@scsio.ac.cn
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Shen Yang,Guan YuPing,guan@scsio.ac.cn. Feature of thermohaline circulation in two-layer conceptual model based on energy constraint[J]. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,2015,58(8):1397-1403.
APA Shen Yang,Guan YuPing,&guan@scsio.ac.cn.(2015).Feature of thermohaline circulation in two-layer conceptual model based on energy constraint.SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,58(8),1397-1403.
MLA Shen Yang,et al."Feature of thermohaline circulation in two-layer conceptual model based on energy constraint".SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES 58.8(2015):1397-1403.
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