Ocean and Climate Forum

Sponsored by Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies
for the Study of Global Change

Supported by funding from ExxonMobil


April 11-12, 2008


Convened by Alexey Fedorov, Karl Turekian and Steve Sherwood




April 11:

David Marshall, Oxford University:
Ocean circulation: theory and challenges

Fiamma Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution:
What is the role of dense water formation in the global ocean circulation and climate?

Jennifer MacKinnon, Scripps Institution of Oceanography:
Ocean small-scale mixing and internal waves

Kerry Emanuel, MIT:
Storms and Ocean Circulation


April 12:

Harry Bryden, University of Southampton:
 The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation

Mary-Louise Timmermans, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution:
Arctic Ocean circulation and climate

Agatha de Boer, University of East Anglia:
The Southern Ocean and climate

Steve Griffies, GFDL, Princeton:
Physical problems in simulating the ocean climate

Annalisa Bracco, Georgia Institute of Technology:
Interannual to decadal variability in the Indian Ocean

Niklas Schneider, University of Hawaii:
Pacific Ocean climate variability and circulation