Oceans and Climate

AOML conducts ocean and climate studies to better understand the large-scale setting for regional climate signals. The research particularly emphasizes interannual and longer time scales of variability.


AOML manages global ocean observing systems and, with these and other data, conducts research in several areas including studies of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomena, North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), tropical Atlantic variability, the Meridional Overturning Cell, wind-driven gyres in the Atlantic, the global carbon cycle, and other climatically-relevant atmospheric compounds. Embedded within these studies are activities directed at the circulation of the tropical Atlantic, western boundary currents including the Gulf Stream and Deep Western Boundary Current, and the oceanography of the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and coastal Florida.


Oceans and Climate related research projects:

(Some program links are under development)



Meridional Overturning Circulation

Tropical Atlantic Variability

Oceans and Weather

Physical Oceanography

Oceans and Ecosystems

Global Carbon Cycle

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