The extra-tropical southern hemisphere oceans are responsible
for approximately 40% of the oceanic carbon uptake, which has
experienced significant climate trends in the last several decades.
However, its response to ongoing and future climate perturbation is
uncertain, and the estimates of future carbon storage in this region
from IPCC-class models are highly variable. This presentation will
first introduce relevant physical and biogeochemical processes, and then
discuss recent advances in modeling the eddy-mean flow interaction and
its implications to the regional carbon uptake and storage.
Dr. Ito received a Ph.D. in 2005 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Drs. John Marshall and Mick Followas as his advisors. He has served as an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech since 2011. Dr. Ito's research has focused on the large-scale climate and ocean biogeochemical modeling.
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