National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

AOML Contribution to the 2012 U.S. AMOC Meeting

Several AOML and CIMAS scientists participated in the annual U.S. Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) held in Boulder, Colorado on August 15-17, 2012. The U.S. AMOC meeting brought together approximately 90 U.S. and international scientists to discuss advances in understanding the state, variability, and predictability of the AMOC from observational and numerical modeling perspectives.

AOML participants were Molly Baringer, Silvia Garzoli, Gustavo Goni, Chris Meinen, and Chunzai Wang. CIMAS participants were Shenfu Dong and Renellys Perez. AOML and CIMAS scientists gave several presentations at the meeting on topics relating to the expressions of the AMOC in both the North and South Atlantic oceans, and they participated in important discussions about future plans for AMOC observations. For more meeting details, please visit the U.S. AMOC meeting webpage.

Figure. Schematic of the AMOC in both the North and South Atlantic oceans with red indicating surface flows, yellow and green indicating intermediate flows, and blue and purple indicating deep flows. Figure adapted from Speich 2009, Lumpkin 2007