OS Ocean Sciences
The 2011 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Bente Tiedje for the poster/PICO entitled:
Potential predictability of the North Atlantic heat transport based on an oceanic state estimate (Tiedje, B.; Köhl, A.; Baehr, J.)
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Bente Tiedje is a PhD student at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg (Germany), and a member of the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS). Her research focuses on the heat transport in the North Atlantic ocean: where, why and for how long might the oceanic meridional heat transport be potentially predictable? She uses ensemble hindcast simulations to answer the question, initialized and forced from a dynamically consistent oceanic data assimilation product. The EGU 2011 poster presents preliminary results, already illustrating that the potential predictability of the heat transport is restricted to the subtropical and the subpolar gyres, but the underlying dynamics characterizing the time scales differ between the gyres.