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Title: Global warming and changes in ocean circulation

Global warming and changes in ocean circulation This final report provides an overview of the goals and accomplishments of this project. Modeling and observational work has raised the possibility that global warming may cause changes in the circulation of the ocean. If such changes would occur they could have important climatic consequences. The first technical goal of this project was to investigate some of these possible changes in ocean circulation in a quantitative way, using a state-of -the-art numerical model of the ocean. Another goal was to develop our ocean model, a detailed three-dimensional numerical model of the ocean circulation and ocean carbon cycles. A major non-technical goal was to establish LLNL as a center of excellence in modelling the ocean circulation and carbon cycle.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 641334
Report Number(s):UCRL-ID--129587
ON: DE98054130; BR: YN010000; CNN: W-7405-Eng-48; TRN: 98:009836
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 1 Feb 1998
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLIMATIC CHANGE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; OCEANIC CIRCULATION; CARBON CYCLE; TRACER TECHNIQUES; CARBON 12; CARBON 13; CARBON 14; GEOCHEMISTRY; CARBON DIOXIDE