Warm water formation and escape in the upper tropical Atlantic Ocean: 1. A literature review
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1999 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)
Volume 104, Issue C12, pages 29561–29571, 15 December 1999
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1999), Warm water formation and escape in the upper tropical Atlantic Ocean: 1. A literature review, J. Geophys. Res., 104(C12), 29561–29571, doi:10.1029/1999JC900079., and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 MAR 1999
- Manuscript Received: 25 NOV 1997
We review current understanding of the warm water formation and escape process in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and point out the physical aspects of the process not yet fully explored. From this review, we found a need for a simple model capable of describing the first-order heat and mass balance in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. This line of work is continued in part 2 [Lee and Csanady, this issue].