Ocean Circulation and Climate

  • Decadal Climate Predictions (MiKlip, Module 3):
    Verification of Ensembles and Initialization Fields for Decadal Climate Predictions via Ocean Observation Systems (OCEANOBS)  more...

  • SFB-754:  Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean
    • Subproject A3: Oxygen Supply Tracer Release Experiment (OSTRE): The aim of the study is to quantify and better understand the supply of oxygen to the oxygen more...
  • SFB-754:  Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean
    • Subproject A4: Trends and variability of oxygen inventory and supply in eastern boundary oxygen minimum zones: The objective of A4 is to understand how oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) are maintained by more...
  • SFB-754:  Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean
    • Subproject A5:Water mass structure in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean: Relationship to oxygen variability and geochemical properties more... 
  • SFB-754:  Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean
    • Subproject A8:Transport and fluxes across the bottom boundary layer: The major goal of this new subproject is to estimate transport and fluxes of solutes between the bottom boundary more...
  • BMBF project RACE:
    • WP 1.1: Role of the tropical Atlantic for climate variations in the Atlantic area
      The tropical Atlantic Ocean plays an important role for climate variability in the Atlantic region. The circulation within the tropical Atlantic is a superposition of the wind driven circulation, the meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) and more ...
  • BMBF project RACE: 
    • WP 2.2: Regional Atlantic Circulation and global change
      The exit of the Labrador Sea near 53°N is a key region of the thermohaline circulation (THC) where different components of the North Atlantic Deep Water merge to form the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC). more
  • Ecosystem Approach to the management of fisheries and the marine environment in West African waters (AWA):
    • WP 1: Observation and modelling of ocean physics and biogeochemistry supporting the ecosystem approach to marine management
      The oceanic environment off West Africa is characterized by the presence of a vast and heterogeneous eastern boundary upwelling system. It is associated to more ...
  • PREFACE - Enhancing PREdiction oF tropical Atlanbtic ClimatE and its impacts
    • WP3: Heat and freshwater budgets, air-sea interaction
      WP3 focuses on improving the understanding of the physical processes controlling the mixed layer heat and freshwater balances more...
  • PREFACE - Enhancing PREdiction oF tropical Atlanbtic ClimatE and its impacts
    • WP4: Circulation and wave response
      WP4 aims at improving our understanding of the role of local and remote forcings, such as circulation variability or wave propagation along the equatorial more...
  • SACUS - Southwest African Coastal Upwelling System and Benguela Niños
    • Subproject 1 (SP 1): SP 1 investigates the variability of the eastern boundary current at about 11°S. The main focus is on the forcing of current more...