Global linkages and influences – The Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the Thermohaline Conveyor Belt
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
This review assesses the available literature and documents a contemporary understanding of the oceanic thermohaline circulation system and the oceanic currents that surround Antarctica, with an emphasis being placed on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. The review then focuses on an assessment of the role of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current within the world-wide Thermohaline ‘Conveyor Belt’.
In addition, the review also critically assesses key papers that outline the possible impacts of climate change on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the Thermohaline Conveyor Belt.
- Literature Reviews