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...

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Main Authors: Adcroft, Alistair (Author), Scott, Jeffery R. (Author), Marotzke, Jochem (Author)
Format: Article
Published: 2001.
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