Chapter Fourteen

Global circulation and water properties

Data files supplied for Chapter 14 exercises:

  • WOA09_global_grid_of_sections: →
      • WOA09_zonal_sections_every_5_degrees: →
        • WOA09_lat_-0.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-5.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-10.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-15.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-20.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-25.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-30.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-35.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-40.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-45.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-50.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-55.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-60.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-65.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-70.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-75.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_-80.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_5.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_10.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_15.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_20.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_25.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_30.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_35.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_40.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_45.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_50.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_55.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_60.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_65.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_70.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_75.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_80.5.jos
        • WOA09_lat_85.5.jos
      • WOA09_meridional_sections_every_10_degrees: →
        • WOA09_lon_-10.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-20.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-30.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-40.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-50.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-60.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-70.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-80.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-90.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-100.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-110.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-120.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-130.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-140.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-150.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-160.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_-170.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_10.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_20.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_30.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_40.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_50.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_60.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_70.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_80.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_90.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_100.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_110.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_120.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_130.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_140.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_150.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_160.5.jos
        • WOA09_lon_170.5.jos
  • WOA_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA05_Global.joa
  • WOA98_heavideci_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA98_heavydeci_Global.joa
  • WOA_decimated_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA09_decimated_Global.jos
  • Global_sections: →
    • Grand_Tour_2_Documentation.pdf
    • Ocean_Grand_Tour_2_bottle.joa
    • Ocean_Grand_Tour_2_CTD.joa
    • WBUC_NADW_section_bottle.joa
Download: Chapter 14 Data Files

Goals:

  • Understand the water masses, circulation and other aspects of descriptive physical oceanography of the Global Ocean & its marginal seas

To accomplish this, one will:

  • Learn to extract data subsets from map plots
  • Learn how to use advanced JOA tools for working with basin-scale data sets

Tools

  • JOA Section Editor
  • Interpolations Options dialog box

DPO Chapter 14 Sections:

DPO JOA examples are available for the following highlighted sections:
14.1 Global circulation
14.1.1 Upper ocean circulation systems
14.1.2 Intermediate and deep circulation
14.2 Global mass transports and overturning circulation
14.2.1 Mass transports in layers into closed regions
14.2.2 Upwelling and downwelling
14.2.3 Meridional overturning streamfunction
14.2.4 Overturning circulation schematics
14.3 Heat and freshwater transports and ocean circulation
14.4 Global property distributions
14.4.1 Sea level
14.4.2 Water mass distributions
14.5 Eddy variability and diffusivity
14.5.1 Eddy energy and lateral eddy diffusivity distributions
14.5.2 Observed scales, speeds and coherence of eddy variability
14.5.3 Diapycnal diffusion and near-inertial motion
14.6 Climate and the global ocean
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