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Climate Dynamics

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 145–156 | Cite as

Internal secular variability in an ocean general circulation model

  • Uwe Mikolajewicz
  • Ernst Maier-Reimer
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Abstract

We describe results of an experiment in which the Hamburg Large-Scale Geostrophic Ocean General Circulation Model was driven by a spatially correlated white-noise freshwater flux superimposed on the climatological fluxes. In addition to the red-noise character of the oceanic response, the model exhibits pronounced variability in a frequency band around 320 years. The centers of action of this oscillation are the Southern Ocean and the Atlantic.

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Frequency Band Circulation Model General Circulation General Circulation Model Southern Ocean 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Mikolajewicz
    • 1
  • Ernst Maier-Reimer
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für MeteorologieHamburg 13Federal Republic of Germany

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