Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

The core of research activities in the Physical Oceanography Department consists of observational programs toward the ocean's role in the climate system, and the interaction between physical, biological and chemical processes, with a special focus on the Atlantic Ocean. The large-scale circulation in all depth ranges of the ocean, physical processes at the sea surface and the ocean’s interior, and their effect on currents, deep water formation and oceanic transport of heat and fresh water, are the focus of our investigations.
  

Oceanic Circulation

Physical Key Processes

 


 

This animation shows the typical movement pattern of an autonomous glider.

 

To get more information about gliders, please go to:

 http://www.geomar.de/en/research/fb1/fb1-po/observing-systems/glider/