Climate Dynamics

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 73–79 | Cite as

The magnitude of global fresh-water transports of importance to ocean circulation

  • W S Broecker
  • T H Peng
  • Jean Jouzel
  • Gary Russell


Water-vapor transport from low to high latitudes in a given ocean and from one ocean to another must be compensated by a net flow of salt through the sea. A comparison is presented which shows that water-vapor fluxes derived from meteorological information, from an atmospheric general circulation model and from a radiocarbon-calibrated ocean box model are in first-order agreement.


High Latitude Circulation Model General Circulation General Circulation Model Ocean Circulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W S Broecker
    • 1
  • T H Peng
    • 2
  • Jean Jouzel
    • 3
  • Gary Russell
    • 4
  1. 1.Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia UniversityPalisadesUSA
  2. 2.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Geochimie Isotopique, Department de Physico-ChimieCommissariat a l'Energie AtomiqueGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  4. 4.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Institute for Space StudiesNew YorkUSA

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