Impact of geothermal heating on the global ocean circulation
The response of a global circulation model to a uniform geothermal heat flux of 50 mW m-2 through the sea floor is examined. If the geothermal heat input were transported upward purely by diffusion, the deep ocean would warm by 1.2°C. However, geothermal heating induces a substantial change in the d...
|Main Authors:||, ,|
|Online Access:||Get fulltext|