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Hot topics review of physical oceanography in 2016

  • LIU Chuanyu ,
  • WANG Fan
  • 1. Key Lab of Ocean Circulation and Waves;Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences(IOCAS), Qingdao 266071, China;
    2. Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266237, China

Received date: 2016-12-25

  Revised date: 2017-01-06

  Online published: 2017-02-16


Physical oceanography a science driven by the combination of ocean observation, theoretical analysis and numerical simulation. Owing to coordinative observations and advanced numerical simulations, some advances were made in physical oceanography in 2016 This paper reviews some key progresses in the fields of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, the interaction between western boundary currents and mesoscale eddies and the turbulent mixing of thermocline. This paper also briefs some hot events of oceanography including the successful construction of a mooring array in the tropical western Pacific by China and the pilot application of new-generation Argo floats.

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LIU Chuanyu , WANG Fan . Hot topics review of physical oceanography in 2016[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2017 , 35(1) : 47 -54 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2017.01.006


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