Thermohaline Circulation & named local currents

Portions of the the THC are named as: Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC), Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), Gulf Stream, Labrador Current, Brazil Current, Peru (Humboldt) Current, Kuroshio Current, East Australian Current, Agulhas Current, etc,


Mapping salty waters

Definition from Wikipedia

Introduction to ocean gyres    

The THC and Gulf Stream explained

Shutdown of thermohaline circulation

Mark Serreze video interview of NSIDC   

The cause of ocean currents and jet streams

Dramatic ocean circulation changes revealed   

Study of Earth's deep past leads to look into the future          

Bomb fall-out U236 as a global oceanic tracer using an anually resolved coral core

Changes in ocean 'conveyor belt' foretold abrupt climate changes by four centuries

Observations from space:

Visual simulation from NASA of the THC

SMOS: the global success story continues

NASA finds new way to track ocean currents from space   

Large-scale circulation: 

Tidal mixing and large-scale circulation

Middle Miocene climate evolution: The role of large-scale ocean circulation and ocean gateways

Ocean currents and climate:

Deglaciation secrets no longer on ice 

Unforced variations vs forced responses 

Study finds early warning signals of abrupt climate change

Ocean circulation implicated in past abrupt climate changes

Indian Ocean warming could be stabilizing Atlantic circulation

Major wind-driven ocean currents are shifting towards the poles 

Intensification and poleward shift of oceanics boundary currents

North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened 

Global ocean circulation appears to be collapsing due to a warming planet

Changes in ocean 'Conveyor Belt' fortold abrupt climate changes by four centuries

Slowdown of Atlantic overturning circulation caused by changes in southern hemisphere

How ocean currents affect global climate is a question oceanographer may be close to answering

Super-slow circulation allowed world's oceans to store large amounts of carbon during the last ice age

Meridonial Overturning Circulations (MOC):

Surface conditions and projections of 21st century Meridional Overturning Circulations

Eastern-boundary baroclinic variability and the Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5

Atlantic Ocean currents:

Assessing the predictability of AMOC

Low frequency variability of the AMOC

Atlantic 'Conveyor Belt' not slowing, new study finds

Atlantic current decline could be good news for British summer

Unstable Atlantic deep ocean circulation under future climate conditions

Multi-year prediction of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 °N possible

Estimation of variability of upper-ocean heat content over tropical Atlantic Ocean with multi-ocean reanalysis

North Atlantic Current:

The North Atlantic Current

High winds stir ocean currents in North Atlantic

North Atlantic circulation patterns reveal seas of change

Deep-water circulation changes led Nortth Atlantic climate during deglaciation

Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold 'blob' in the North Atlantic Ocean

Multidecadel North Atlantic SST and Atlantic MOC variability in CMIP5 historical simulations 

Gulf Stream:

The Gulf Stream

Resolving eddies in the Gulf Stream

Breathing space for the Gulf Stream

What is the future of the Gulf Stream circulation?

Arctic sea ice influenced force of the Gulf Stream

Scientists uncover diversion of Gulf Stream path in late 2011

Gulf stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Gulf stream ring water intrudes onto continental shelf like 'Pinocchio's Nose'

Florida Current:

The Florida Current

Loop Current

The Loop Current

Understanding and predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

Caribbean Current

The Caribbean Current

Yucatan Current:

The Yucatan Current

Brazil Current:

The Brazil Current

Can the North Brazil Current help us understand Atlantic water flow?

South Atlantic Current:

The South Atlantic Current

Angola Current:

The Angola Current

First detailed study of circulation off Angola

Canary Current:

The Canary Current

Portugal Current Syetem:

The Portugal Current System

Azores Current:

The Azores Current

Arctic Ocean currents:

Labrador Current

The Labrador Current

Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system

Anomously weak Labrador Sea convection and Atlantic Overturning during the past 150 years

Temporary shutdown of deep convection in Labrador Sea: lessons from Great Salinity Anomoly 1968~1971

Pacific Ocean currents:

10 main currents in the Pacific Ocean

A journey down the East Australian Current

Topographically induced upwelling off Eastern Australia

The far-reaching effects of ocean floors on the sea surface

Formation of  coastal sea ice in North Pacific drives ocean circulation and climate

Intense deep-ocean turbulence in equatorial Pacific could help drive global circulation

Low ocean-floor rises regulate subpolar sea surface temperature by formng baroclinic jets

Kuroshio Current:

Artery of life

Oyashio & Kuroshio

Probing the Black Current

The Kuroshio and Oyashio currents

Physical, biogeochemical, and ecosystem dynamics

Climate forcing and the Kuroshio/Oyashio ecosystem

Kuroshio current may be responsible for climatic discomfort in Tokyo 

Evidence found: Kuroshio current strengthening due to intensifying tropical cyclones 

Applying the adjoint-free 4dVAR assimilation to modeling the Kuroshio south of Japan

Oyashio Curent:

Metabase explorer

One shared ocean

Bloom in the Parent Stream

Oyashio current, subarctic waters

Indian Ocean currents:

Evolution of the Great Whirl using an altimetry-based eddy tracking algorithm 

Agulhas Current:

The Agulhas Current

Scientists discover new ocean current off Madagascar

Ocean currents respond to climate change in unexpected ways

Southern Ocean currents:

The Antarctic Coastal Current

Debut of the global mix-master

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)

Wind-blown Antarctic sea ice helps drive ocean circuation

Underwater mountains help ocean waters rise from abyss