OCCRI Researchers

Title: Associate Professor
Name: Andreas Schmittner
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Research Theme: 1. Ocean Circulation. The book “Ocean Circulation: Mechanisms and Impacts” is the first book to deal with all aspects of the ocean’s large-scale meridional overturning circulation, and is a coherent presentation of our current understanding of paleo, present-day, and future variability and change 2. Little is known about how climate variability will respond to global warming or how regional climate will change. Paleoclimatic data provide information on climate variability beyond the range of modern human experience. Project PALEOVAR is a coordinated approach to understand the interaction between short-term variability and the climatic mean state over the past 50,000 years. The PALEOVAR project is funded by the National Science Foundation through 2011. 3. We will address the dynamics of oxygen minimum zones in global climate change by a coupled ocean-atmosphere-sea ice model that includes biogeochemistry. Simulations will provide insights on mechanisms controlling past changes in ocean circulation, productivity, oxygen and nutrient cycling.

Research Fields:

Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Impacts Physical
Modeling Climate
Modeling Ecosystems

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