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AOSC Seminar by Dr. Leon Chafik, 4/11/2024

AOSC Seminar

Leon Chafik

Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden



The Northern Ocean Conveyor Belt: New Perspectives and Future Challenges



We often say that the Nordic Seas sustain the AMOC, but how does an area covering only 0.75% of the world's oceans have such a significant impact on global climate and its variability? In this talk, I will address this question and present findings indicating that there is yet no observational consensus on a declining AMOC at higher latitudes. Additionally, I will discuss recent and ongoing research concerning what determines the coherence of ocean circulation at higher latitudes, as well as some of the challenges that need to be tackled in the near future.



Léon Chafik is a research scientist at the Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, Sweden. His main research interests center on understanding the dynamics and variability of North Atlantic Ocean circulation, with a particular focus on higher latitudes. He uses a combination of ocean observations (in-situ and remote sensing) and models to tackle some of the challenging dynamical questions. He has held positions in the US, Norway, and the UK. Léon currently serves as an Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans.



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