Chapter Nine

Atlantic Ocean

Data files supplied for Chapter 9 exercises:

  • Atlantic sections: →
      • A22_1997: →
        • A22_1997_bottle.joa
      • A20_2003: →
        • A20_2003_clean_bottle.joa
      • A05_1992: →
        • A05_1992_clean_bottle.joa
      • A12_1992: →
        • A12_1992_clean_bottle_hy1.csv
        • A12_1992_clean_bottle.joa
        • A12_1992_clean_CTD.joa
      • Atlantic_35W_1983: →
        • Atlantic_35°W_bottle.joa
      • A13.5_AJAX_1983: →
        • A13.5_AJAX_1983_bottle.poa
      • A10_1992: →
        • A10_1992_bottle.joa
      • A01_1991: →
        • A01_1991_bottle.poa
      • A21_1990: →
        • A21_1990_clean_bottle.joa
        • A21_1990_clean_hy1.csv
        • A21_1990_decimated_CTD.joa
      • A10_2003: →
        • A10_2003_clean_bottle.joa
      • Atlantic_48N_nearA02_1982: →
        • Atlantic_48°N_1982_bottle.joa
      • A08_1983: →
        • A08_1983_bottle.joa
      • WOA_copies_of_Atlantic_sections: →
        • A01_WOA05_clean.joa
        • A05_WOA05_clean.joa
        • A12_WOA05_clean.joa
        • A16_WOA05.joa
        • A20_WOA05_clean.joa
        • A21_WOA05_clean.joa
      • A16_2003_2005: →
        • A16_2003_2005_clean_bottle.joa
        • A16_2003_2005_decimated_CTD.joa
      • A06_1989: →
        • A06_1989_bottle.joa
      • A08_1994: →
        • A08_1994_bottle.joa
      • A03_1993: →
        • A03_1993_bottle.joa
      • A22_2003: →
        • A22_2003_clean_bottle.joa
      • A20_1997: →
        • A20_1997_bottle.joa
      • A16_1988_1989: →
        • A16_1988_1989_bottle.joa
      • A01W_1995: →
        • A01W_1995_clean_bottle.joa
      • A05_1998: →
        • A05_1998_clean_bottle.joa
  • WOA98_heavideci_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA98_heavydeci_Atlantic.poa
  • WOA_decimated_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA05_decimated_Atlantic.joa
    • WOA05_decimated_North_Atlantic.joa
    • WOA05_decimated_South_Atlantic.joa
  • WOA_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA05_Atlantic.joa
    • WOA05_NorthAtlantic_square.joa
Download: Chapter 9 Data Files

Goals:

  • Understand the water masses, circulation and other aspects of descriptive physical oceanography of the Atlantic 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 9 Sections:

DPO JOA examples are available for the following highlighted sections:
9.1 Introduction and overview
9.2 Forcing
9.2.1 Wind forcing
9.2.2 Buoyancy forcing
9.3 North Atlantic circulation
9.3.1 Subtropical circulation
9.3.2 Gulf Stream system
9.3.3 Canary and Portugal Current systems
9.3.4 North Atlantic Current
9.3.5 Subpolar circulation
9.3.6 North Atlantic eddy variability and Gulf Stream rings
9.4 Tropical Atlantic circulation
9.5 South Atlantic circulation
9.5.1 Subtropical gyre
9.5.2 Brazil Current
9.5.3 Malvinas Current and Subantarctic Front
9.5.4 Benguela Current System
9.5.5 South Atlantic eddy variability and Agulhas rings
9.6 Depth dependence of the Atlantic Ocean circulation
9.6.1 Depth dependence of the wind-driven circulation
9.6.1.1 Depth dependence of the subtropical gyre circulation
9.6.1.2 Depth dependence of the North Atlantic’s subpolar gyre
9.6.2 Deep circulation and Deep Western Boundary Currents
9.6.2.1 Lateral circulation and basin connections
9.6.2.2 Deep Western Boundary Currents
9.6.2.3 Recirculations and time dependence
9.7 Meridional overturning circulation in the Atlantic
9.8 Atlantic Ocean water masses
9.8.1 Potential temperature vs. salinity and oxygen
9.8.2 Atlantic Ocean upper waters
9.8.2.1 Surface water and mixed layer
9.8.2.2 Central Water and Subtropical Underwater
9.8.2.3 Mode Waters
9.8.3 Intermediate waters
9.8.3.1 Labrador Sea Water
9.8.3.2 Mediterranean Water
9.8.3.3 Antarctic Intermediate Water
9.8.4 Deep and bottom waters
9.8.4.1 Nordic Seas Overflow Waters
9.8.4.2 Antarctic Bottom Water
9.8.4.3 North Atlantic Deep Water
9.9 Climate and the Atlantic Ocean
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